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Today, I had the honor and the pleasure to make the concluding remarks in the bilateral meeting between Italy and South Africa on “Financial and Economic Matters”, with high-profile speakers, like Mr Ignazio Visco, Governor of the Bank of Italy, Mr Lesetja Kganyago, Governor of the South African Reserve Bank, Mr Giovanni Sabatini, Director-General of the Italian Banking Association, Mr Vieri Ceriani, Counsellor for Fiscal Policy for the Italian Minister of Economy and Finance, Mr Sfiso Buthelezi, Deputy Minister of Finance of South Africa, and many others. The two countries share significant cooperation on trade and financial services, the same challenges on growth , innovation and education .

On 25th October Prof. Valerio De Luca participated as Speaker in the World Green Economy Summit (WGES) held in Dubai. The WGES is one of the leading global forums on the green economy, bringing together world-class experts from around the world to directly focus on advancing the global green economy and sustainability agenda.

Introduction: Valerio DE LUCA, Director of the “Global Security and Foreign Affairs Program”, CSA-AISES


Paolo CIOCCA, Vice Director-General of the Department of Information for Security of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Roberto BALDONI, Executive Director Cyber Security National Laboratory, Luigi MARTINOMember of the G7 2017 Cyber Group, Giulio MASSUCCIFounder and Managing Director AVENURE.

Pierluigi PAGANINI, Member of the G7 2017 Cyber Group, Pier Luigi DAL PINO, Director Institutional and Industrial Relations - Microsoft Italia and Austria, Marco RAMILLI, Cyber Security Expert and Founder Yoroi, Nicola SOTIRA, Director Global Cyber Security Center - Poste Italiane

Conclusions: Giulio TERZI di SANT’AGATA, President of the International Relations Department, Luigi Einaudi Foundation

Moderator: Michele PIERRI, Director Cyber Affairs Agency


Meeting with Gabriele Galateri, Generali Group Chairman, Luciano Cirinà, Generali CEO, and Mr Mikhail Volkov, CEO of Ingosstrakh, about the investments in the field of Insurance in Central and Eastern Europe and in particular in Russia. Generali is carrying out a forward-looking strategy, founded on the solid belief that Central-Eastern Europe is indeed a high-potential area in terms both of economic and social development.


Peace Ambassadors for Iraq (PAFI), in partnership with the Center for American Studies, hosted the first day of the Iraq Crisis Conference on April 19th to bring international attention to the dire situation faced by the Iraqi people. The two-day conference, which was opened with a speech by Undersecretary to Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Vincenzo Amendola, calls for global urgency in recognizing and addressing a host of pressing issues in Iraq.

Speakers on the first day of this conference included: Lia Quartapelle (member of Foreign Affairs Committee, Chamber of Deputies) Valeria Talbot (Head of the Mediterranean and Middle East Program, ISPI) Nicola Latorre (President of Defense Committee Senate) Joe Lauria (Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Wall Street Journal),  Ugo Tramballi (Journalist, Sole 24 Ore), Francesco Rutelli (Former Minister of Cultural Heritage),  Davide Nadal (La Sapienza University), Hilary Link (Dean, Temple University, Rome), Nino Merola (Italian Cooperation Agency), Jeff Cody (Getty Conservation Institute), and Valerio De Luca, Secretary General, Diplomatia 


October 28th, 2016 - Launch of the GSForum initiative at LUISS Guido Carli University at the presence of Paola Severino, LUISS Guido Carli Rector, Jean-Paul Fitoussi, Chairman of the GSForum Strategic Council, Khalid Malik, Chairman of the GSForum, Enrico Giovannini, Chairman of the GSForum Scientific Committee and Zhao Baige, Vice-Chairman, Foreign Relations Committee, National People's Congress of China.

The end of the renovation project of the Coliseum in Rome has been the occasion for an important Gala dinner right inside this prestigious and eternal monument with the presence of the PM Matteo Renzi, Diego Della Valle, CEO of Hogan's and TODS and Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, President of Alitalia. ...continua a leggere "CONCERT AND GALA DINNER, COLOSSEO – ROME, July 1st 2016"

Diplomatia Meeting with Cardinal Louis Tauran, President of Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue, and Monica Maggioni, President of RAI TV at the Center for American Studies. The debate was about a very delicate issue concerning the inter-religious dialogue.