Harold James

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Harold James State of the Union Florence 2012

Harold James – Professor of History and International Affairs and the Claude and Lore Kelly Professor of European Studies at Princeton University. He was educated at Cambridge University. His books include The German Slump (1986); A German Identity 1770-1990 (1989) and International Monetary Cooperation Since Bretton Woods (1996). More recently he has written The End of Globalization: Lessons from the Great Depression (2001), and Europe Reborn: A History 1914-2000 (2003); The Roman Predicament: How the Rules of International Order Create the Politics of Empire (2006); Family Capitalism: Wendels, Haniels and Falcks (2006)…

Mario Monti

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Mario Monti opening remarks at the State of the Union 2012

Mario Monti – is the current Italian Prime Minister. Monti has been President of the Università Bocconi of Milan since 1994 and he has been appointed Honorary President of Bruegel, a think tank contributing to the quality of economic policy making in Europe…

Olli Rehn

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Olli Rehn at the State of the Union 2012

Olli Rehn – Joined the current college on Commissioners in February 2010 as European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, and in October 2011 he was appointed Vice-President of the Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro. Before that he served as Commissioner for Enlargement (November 2004 – February 2010) and Commissioner for Enterprise and Information Society (July – November 2004). He was the Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Erkki Liikanen between 1998 and 2002. In 2002-2003 Olli Rehn worked as Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Helsinki.

Matteo Renzi

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Matteo Renzi welcome remarks State of the Union

Matteo Renzi – Mayor Renzi’s decisive victory in the primary elections of the center-left Partito Democratico (Democratic Party of Italy) made his victory in the race for mayor a likely outcome in Florence where the electorate has a long history of voting to the left. Renzi’s youth and innovative style have made him a man to watch in the politics of a nation accustomed to slow and incremental change. Renzi’s campaign of “new faces at Palazzo Vecchio” struck a chord in the popular imagination and is a key to understanding the rapid rise of this charismatic Florentine.

Enrico Rossi

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Enrico Rossi State of the Union Florence 2012

Enrico Rossi was born in Bientina (Pisa) on 25 August 1958. He was elected President of the Region of Tuscany in 2010. He was elected member of the Regional Council in 2000 and he also served as member of the Regional Health Committee for ten years. During his tenure, he was a member of the AIFA, the Italian Medicines Agency, and the Coordinator of Councilors of the Health Committee at the State-Regions Conference…

Fabrizio Saccomanni

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Fabrizio Saccomanni at the SoU Conference 2012 in Florence

Fabrizio Saccomanni is Director General of the Bank of Italy since 2 October 2006. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements (Basel) and Alternate to the Governor in the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (Frankfurt).
After obtaining an M.A. degree in Economics from the Bocconi University in Milan, he attended postgraduate courses in monetary and international economics at Princeton University…