A Lasting Bond. Revisiting & Reinvigorating Italy-US Relations 160 Years since their Inception
The occasion of the 160th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Italy and the United States is an opportunity to take stock of the rich history of the relationship between the two countries as well as to assess the potential for continuous political, security and economic cooperation, both bilaterally and in larger frameworks such as NATO, the European Union and the United Nations. IAI contributes to this effort with the organisation of an international conference in which academics and experts from Italy and the United States will engage in a conversation about the past, present and future of the US-Italian relationship. Italian Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Marina Sereni and the Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of the US Embassy in Rome, Thomas Smitham, will deliver keynote speeches.