Antonio Cassese: the stubborn sparrow
"Antonio Cassese: the Stubborn Sparrow" is a podcast series created in occasion of the 10th anniversary of the passing of Antonio Cassese, a giant of international law, as the former UN Secretary General called him. Paola Gaeta, Salvatore Zappalà, Giulia Pinzauti and Antonio Coco will discuss his impact on international law and institutions on five selected issues: genocide, terrorism, torture, human rights in the European Union, and war crimes. Each of the five upcoming episodes will focus on a different institution for which Antonio Cassese worked and will feature a conversation with guests who worked with him, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of his contribution.
Episode 0 titled "The Knight and the Sparrow" introduces Antonio Cassese, pioneering international lawyer, who was known to his friends simply as 'Nino'. The authors explain how they got to know Nino and why they decided to dedicate this podcast to his work and legacy. Nino himself tells the story of the knight and the sparrow, which is a metaphor about working seriously and thoughtfully to achieve the greater good, even against impossible odds and no matter how little one’s contribution may be.
Watch here the video of Nino telling the story himself, and listen to Episode 0: available on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, and Amazon Music.
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Credits for the production of the podcast go to Janet Anderson, Stephanie van den Berg and Ilaria Molinari. The logo for this podcast has been designed by DelRosso Studio.