September 20 to 19, 2011
10:00 am to 05:00 pm

"The Unification of Italy and American Independence" . An International Conference

Italian Cultural Institute in New York
686 Park Ave
10065 New York, NY
United States

In collaboration with the Guido Carli  School of Government of LUISS in Rome. Intended as part of the official celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy. The focus will be on the role played by Enlightenment and Risorgimento political thought on the development of constitutional doctrines and the models of State in Italy and America.


Richard Gardner, Former Ambassador of the United States to Italy

John A. Davis, University of Connecticut

Stephen Holmes, New York University

Sergio Fabbrini, LUISS University

Filippo Sabetti, Mc Gill University in Montreal, Canada

Sabino Cassese, Constitutional Court of Italy

Judge Guido Calabresi, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law and Professorial Lecturer in Law, Yale University

Giulio Napolitano, Roma Tre University

Giannicola Sinisi, Italian Embassy in Washington

David I. Kertzer, Brown University


Will address the following questions:

"Upon what philosophical and constitutional models were the United States and Italy founded?" "What brought about their respective unifications?" "What are the common traits and differences between their governmental models?"




Tuesday September 20, 2011, from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm



Italian Cultural Institute of New York

686 Park Avenue,

(bt/n 68 and 69 street), New York, NY



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Eva Zanardi

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