Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Italy

"Italian Cultural Diplomacy"

(Rome; June 12th - 14th, 2013)
The Symposium is hosted by President Francesco Rutelli

Symposium Speakers

We are privileged to include as speakers many distinguished experts from the fields of international politics, economics, diplomacy, the private sector, and civil society; The ICD is grateful for their contributions to this important event.

The following are among the speakers for the conference:
  • Prof. Dr. Achille Bonito Oliva
    Art Critic, Professor of History of Contemporary Art, University “La Sapienza”, Rome
  • President Adele Chatfield Taylor
    President and CEO, American Academy in Rome
  • Dr. Alessandro Masi
    Secretary General, Società Dante Alighieri
  • President Amb. Bruno Bottai
    President Società Dante Alighieri
  • Dante Ferretti
    Art Director, Production Designer, Movie Costumes Designer, Winner of 3 Academy and BAFTA Awards
  • Dr. Edouard Planche
    Program Specialist and Cultural Property Expert, UNESCO
  • Minister Emma Bonino
    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Italy
  • President Amb. Francesco Aloisi de Larderel
    President, Associazione Amici della Dante
  • Prof. Dr. Francesco Profumo
    Former Minister of Education, University and Research
  • President Francesco Rutelli
    Honorary President, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin
  • Minister Gaetano Quagliariello
    Minister for Constitutional Reforms, Italy
  • President Gianni Puglisi
    President, UNESCO National Italian Commission
  • President Giovanna Melandri
    President of MAXXI Museum; Former Minister of Youth Policies and Sports
  • H. E. Amb. Hakki Akil
    Ambassador of Turkey to Italy
  • Prof. Luca Serianni
    Professor of Italian Literature, University “La Sapienza”, Rome
  • Gen. Marcello Mazzuca
    General of the Carabinieri Arma, Specialized Units Division Commander
  • Ms. Marina Schneider
    Senior Officer, UNIDROIT
  • Mr. Mark Donfried
    Director and Founder, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin
  • Massimiliano Fuksas
    World Renowned Architect
  • Minister Massimo Bray
    Minister for Cultural Heritage and Tourism, Italy
  • Dr. Maurizio Fiorilli
    Deputy State Attorney, Italy 
  • President Paolo Baratta
    President Biennale di Venezia
  • Mr. Paolo Peluffo
    Vice President, Società Dante Alighieri, Rome, Former Under-Secretary of State at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • President Pietro Grasso
    President of the Italian Senate
  • President Sabrina Florio
    Secretary General “Priorità Cultura”
  • Dr. Silvia Francescon
    Head of the Rome Office of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)
  • Prof. Dr. Tullio Scovazzi
    Professor of International Law, University of Milano-Bicocca