Senator Linda Lanzillotta

Vice President of the Italian Senate

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Senator Linda Lanzillotta is both a manager and scholar. From 1970 to 1982 she worked at the Ministry of Budgeting and Economic Planning. Her involvement in politics started in 1993 as councilor to the Municipality of Rome. She continued as a member of the Rome City Council between 1997 and 1999, and served as the Secretary General to the Prime Minister’s office for one year between 2000 and 2001. She was a faculty member at the Roma III University at the Faculty of Political Sciences as well as the University of Bologna in the School of Public Administration from 2001 to 2005.

She was elected Minister for Regional Affairs and Local Communities in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Romano Prodi in May, 2006, where she stayed until 2008. She was a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies for the Alliance for Italy, and became a member of the Italian senate in February, 2013 and she is currently serving as the vice-president of the senate and member of the Boards V and VI for Budget and Finance and Treasury.

In addition, she is the founder and president of GLOCUS, an independent think-tank which she established in 2007 to promote reformist policies in Italy.

“Education as a Key-Policy for Interfaith Dialogue”

A lecture by Senator Linda Lanzillotta, Vice President of the Italian Senate
The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy and Religion 2014
(Rome, Italy; March 31st to April 3rd, 2014)