Monday, March 1, 2021

Guest Speaker: Megan Williams on the Ndrangheta - March 30, 2021

Picture this: a trial with more than 300 suspects, 900 witnesses and a thousand or so lawyers, judges and others. Even with many appearing via video due to COVID-19, the Calabrian town of Lamezia Terme had to transform a vast call centre into a courtroom with long cages. Almost all of the defendants were arrested in late 2019, the peak of a three-year investigation into Italy’s most powerful organized crime network, the Calabrian Ndrangheta. Rome correspondent Megan Williams will take us into the dark heart of the Ndrangheta, explaining its roots, its rules and its role, not only in the economy of Italy, but in that of the world.

When: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Time: 6 p.m. Rome time 
Where: on Zoom.
Cost: free
RSVP: ATTN Marielle.

Megan Williams is a Rome-based Canadian foreign correspondent and writer who has been covering Italy, Europe and the world for more than 20 years, mostly for the CBC. She has won numerous prizes for her reporting and radio documentaries, including a James Beard Award, and is the author of the story collection "Saving Rome," now being turned into an audio book.