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Italian Consul General to Give Lecture on Italy's Role in the European Union
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Natalia QuintavalleThe 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 Natalia Quintavalle, 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 or call (973) 275-2967.

Lecture Details:
Natalia Quintavalle
Consul General of Italy in New York
"The Italian Presidency of the European Union: Opportunities and Challenges"
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
6 p.m.
The Rotunda
4th Floor of Walsh Library

For more information please contact:
Gabriella Romani
(973) 275-2926


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