Johns Hopkins SAIS to host "A Conversation on Trans-Atlantic Relations, Global Security and the Future of the European Union" with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on WEDNESDAY, Oct. 19, 2016


"A Conversation on Trans-Atlantic Relations, Global Security and the Future of the European Union" with The Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy, His Excellency Matteo Renzi, will be hosted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

Matteo Renzi
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy

Vali Nasr
Dean of Johns Hopkins SAIS

Time and Date
10:00-10:45 a.m.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Johns Hopkins SAIS
Kenney Herter Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

The event is open to media, with registration. A very limited number of seats are available. Camera setup will only be permitted from 7:00–8:00 a.m. Final call for check-in of print reporters is 8:00 a.m. Members of the working press can send RSVP requests to RSVP confirmations will be sent by Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 5 p.m.

Media Contact
Stacy A. Anderson
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.663.5620 office
202.853.7983 mobile    

About the Speaker
Matteo Renzi was born in Florence in January 1975. Renzi joined the Scout Movement at a very early age and made his own Scout motto of "leaving this world a little better than you found it" (in Baden Powell's words). He became interested in politics during his university years, campaigning in support of Romano Prodi, who later became Italy's Prime Minister and President of the European Commission. Renzi obtained a law degree (J.D.) from Florence University in 1999. In 2004, he was elected President of the Florence Provincial Council. Renzi announced his intention to run for Mayor of the city of Florence in 2008. He was elected Mayor in June 2009. For the first time in Florence, the number of city councilors was halved, and an equal number of male and female councilors were appointed.
From 2010 to 2012, his involvement in national politics increased. In 2013, Renzi ran for the leadership of the Democratic Party; he was appointed Secretary of the PD with 67.5 percent of preferences. Renzi was appointed as the new President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic in February 2014, the youngest president in Italy's history. The PD obtained 40.8 percent of the votes at the European Elections in May 2014, the best results since the Party was established and the largest amount of votes collected by a European party with more than 11 million votes.

About Johns Hopkins SAIS

A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today’s critical issues. For more than 70 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school’s interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.

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