The consul general of Italy in New York will give a lecture on the
opportunities and challenges of the Italian presidency of the European
Union, Tues., March 25, 6 p.m. at The Rotunda of Walsh Library. The
lecture by , sponsored by The Alberto Institute of
Italian Studies and the School of Diplomacy, comes as the Italian prime
minister prepares to assume the presidency of the E.U. in July.
"The lecture is very relevant to students, especially those studying
international relations, to learn how the European Union works," said
institute director Gabriella Romani. "They can learn the mechanisms and
power position, or lack thereof, of the E.U. presidency."
Quintavalle's appearance also comes shortly after the closing of the Consulate of Italy in Newark on Feb. 28.
"The Italian government no longer has a representative in New
Jersey," said Romani. "By coming to Seton Hall, Natalia Quintavalle is
acknowledging the expanded role of her duties in New York and the
important contributions Italians have made in the state of New Jersey.
It is a real honor."
Romani expects Quintavalle to offer insights on developing E.U.
issues, such as the Ukraine. She will also address audience issues and
concerns in a short question and answer session.
Quintavalle is a career diplomat who was appointed Consul General in
New York on Sept. 6, 2011. Her lecture is free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served.
To attend, RSVP to Barbara Ritchie at Barbara.email@example.com or call (973) 275-2967.
Consul General of Italy in New York
"The Italian Presidency of the European Union: Opportunities and Challenges"
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
4th Floor of Walsh Library
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