** Unfortunately this event has been CANCELED due to flight disruptions in the UK. **
Global Policy board member Romano Prodi, former Prime Minister of Italy and LSE alumnus, will speak at LSE on the 21st of April. The title of his lecture will be "Europe, between the US and China, in a Changing World” and he is hosted by the LSE Italian Society.
Date: Wednesday 21 April, 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Venue: London School of Economics, Hong Kong Theater, Ground floor, Clement House
Romano Prodi, twice-elected Prime Minister of Italy, was also President of the European Commission (1999–2004), one of the governing bodies of the European Union (EU). Prodi graduated from Catholic University in Milan in 1961 and did postdoctoral work at the London School of Economics. Mr Prodi's first term as prime minister from 1996 to 1999, leading the "Olive Tree" coalition, made him head of Italy's first genuine centre-left government since the fall of fascism. One of his greatest achievements was preparing Italy to join the euro by cutting spending and imposing a one-off "tax for Europe."
Mr. Prodi then went to Brussels as the European Commission president, and is credited with overseeing the introduction of the euro and the enlargement of the European Union.
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