"Northern Italy: The Long March of the ‘Ndrangheta. Old History and New Stories" © private

Lec­turer: Prof. Dr. Fernando dalla Chiesa (Pro­fess­or of So­ci­ology of Or­gan­ized Crime at the State Uni­versity of Mil­an/Italy) | Date: 07/10/2019, 11 a.m. | Ven­ue: Max Planck In­sti­tu­te for For­eign and In­ter­na­tion­al Crim­in­al Law, Freiburg.

It is pos­sible to de­scribe the his­tory of the pres­ence of the Ca­lab­ri­an ‘Ndrangheta in North­ern Italy as a long, wind­ing march, slow­ing down and speed­ing up, com­ing to a halt and start­ing up again. To be more pre­cise, it is the his­tory of a par­tic­u­lar kind of mafia col­on­isa­tion. In­deed, at the be­gin­ning of the new mil­len­ni­um, the situ­ation in North­ern Italy, es­pe­cially in Pied­mont, Lom­bardy and Emil­ia, can be aptly summed up by this im­age: while Si­cili­an Cosa Nos­tra has be­come weak­er than be­fore, the wealth­i­est and most cos­mo­pol­it­an re­gions in Italy are ex­per­i­en­cing an un­even pro­cess of ‘Ndrangheta col­on­isa­tion. Why? To what ex­tent is it hap­pen­ing? And what does it mean for the fu­ture of Italy and Europe?

Short bio­graph­ic­al note:
Nando dalla Chiesa is full pro­fess­or of So­ci­ology of Or­gan­ized Crime at the State Uni­versity of Mil­an, where he is co­ordin­at­or of the PhD pro­gram in Stud­ies on Or­gan­ized Crime and dir­ect­or of the “Riv­ista di Studi e Ricer­che sulla Crimin­al­ità Or­ganizzata”. He is cur­rently dir­ect­or of the the UN­ODC chair “Fal­cone-Borsell­ino” in Mex­ico City. Nando dalla Chiesa was mem­ber of the Itali­an Par­lia­ment and has held sev­er­al in­sti­tu­tion­al anti-mafia po­s­i­tions. He is hon­or­ary pres­id­ent of the anti-mafia as­so­ci­ation “Lib­era”. He is also au­thor of about forty sci­entif­ic and civil com­mit­ment books.