Dr. Carlos NobreAfter speaking at COP27, during which he proposed new policy briefs to help combat deforestation in Amazonian climates, Dr. Carlos Nobre shares how his ground-breaking ideas were born in Bellagio.
Jessica BruderThis long-form journalist shares how the “positive disruption” of her Bellagio residency led to the completion of her award-winning book, Nomadland.
Dr. Urvashi SahniSocial entrepreneur, educator, and activist, Dr. Urvashi Sahni tells us why feminist research needs to consider, and include, how men think and feel.
Mayra BuvinicMayra Buvinic shares what she’s learned in 50 years as an expert on women’s issues and economic empowerment in Latin America.
Anocha SuwichakornpongLearn how Bellagio helped acclaimed Thai film director Anocha Suwichakornpong find the space to research her latest project: a film that deals with Thailand’s socio-political history.
Tsitsi DangarembgaTsitsi Dangarembga is an award-winning Zimbabwean novelist, playwright, and filmmaker. She completed her residency at The Bellagio Center in 2016. Her debut novel, Nervous Conditions (1988), won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Africa Section), and her most recent novel, This Mournable Body (2021), partly written at the Center, was nominated for the Booker Prize.
Saumya RoySaumya Roy is an author, journalist, and micro-finance entrepreneur based in Mumbai. Saumya completed her residency at The Bellagio Center in 2017. After spending nearly a decade investigating an undersung community living in a landfill in Mumbai, she used her residency to translate that fascination into a book.
Ben HechtBen Hecht is an urban policy expert, and the former president and CEO of Living Cities. He first attended a Bellagio convening “Blueprint for National Prosperity” in 2007, then completed a residency at The Bellagio Center in 2016 and recently established his own LLC—Reclaiming The Dream—to advance his ideas for improving educational opportunities, strengthening civic engagement, and providing a ladder to economic security across the U.S.
Mariana RondónMariana Rondón is a director, screenwriter, producer, and visual artist from Barquisimeto, Venezuela. She completed her residency at The Bellagio Center in 2017. Her movies include the dramas Bad Hair (2013), Postcards from Leningrad (2007), and her upcoming project Zafari, which was the focus of her residency.