Image of Marcello Di CintioAs the first major special Critical Engagements event of 2017–2018, Marcello Di Cintio will lead discussions and give a keynote talk on at 7:00pm on Thursday, November 16, 2017. He is the author of Walls: Travels Along the Barricades, a book he wrote by visiting walls and fences in Algeria, Morocco, the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla, Israel, Palestine, India, Cyprus, Montreal, Belfast and along the U.S.-Mexico border. 

When Ronald Reagan exhorted Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall, it was not only a political act. As Marcello Di Cintio discovers, walls divide far more than nations. In this beautifully written reportage, the author brings readers the personal stories—gripping, haunting, humorous, and inspiring—of people living against walls around the world, from the ‘peaceline’ of Belfast to the l’Acadie fence of Montreal.    

–2013 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize jury

​For full details, see the Marcello Di Cintio event poster (pdf).