Watson Institute for International Studies

Conference on the State of Italy

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

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Tuesday, October 29

5 p.m. Keynote address: The Italian Crisis in Perspective

Romano Prodi (Professor at Large, Brown University, former two-time Italian Prime Minister and former President, European Commission)

6:30 p.m. reception

Wednesday, October 30

9 a.m. Panel: The State of Italy’s Economy, a Political Economic Perspective

Lucio Baccaro (University of Geneva)

Julia Lynch (University of Pennsylvania)

Dante Roscini (Harvard University)

Jonathan Eaton (Brown University)

11:30 a.m. North and South in the current crisis of Italy

Carlo Trigilia, Minister of Territorial Cohesion, Italy

Respondent: John A. Davis (University of Connecticut)

2 p.m. Italy and the United States, Reflections on Four Years in Rome

David Thorne, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State; United States ambassador to Italy, 2009-2013

Discussion with David I. Kertzer (Brown University) and Massimo Riva (Brown University)

3:30 p.m. Concluding panel: Whither Italy?

Romano Prodi

David Thorne

Carlo Trigilia

Richard Locke