Sign Up Now to Meet Leaders Guiding Southern Europe Through Crisis
Join GMF’s third Transatlantic Leadership Seminar from November 1 to 7, 2015 and engage leaders across sectors in Greece and Italy for their strategies to lead through the Great Recession. Benefit from frank and intimate conversations with more than 40 leaders including:
Mayor of Athens
Giorgos Kaminis was elected Mayor of Athens in 2010, and has played a pivotal role in guiding his city through the economic recession ever since. Having served as an assistant ombudsman for human rights from 1998 to 2003 and chief ombudsman from 2003 to 2010, he is very familiar with the inefficiencies of the Greek government. During the referendum on the terms of the second EU bailout, Kaminis was firmly in the “yes” camp. He received his law degree from the University of Athens, his DEA from Panthéon-Assas University in Paris, and his PhD from the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris. His doctoral treatise assessed the constitutional solutions for the transition to democracy in Greece and Spain. Kamanis was born in New York City and is a dual citizen of Greece and the United States.
Director General, Department of Security and Intelligence, Republic of Italy
With his nation being one of the primary points of entry for migrants from North Africa, Massolo is deeply involved in finding solutions to conflicts and crisis behind the current migration trends. Before assuming his current post, Massolo had a distinguished public career. He was appointed deputy secretary general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2000, chief of staff of the minister of Foreign Affairs in 2004, director general of personnel of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2006, and secretary general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the highest rank in the Italian diplomacy, in 2007. Massolo graduated in Political Sciences from the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS) in Rome in 1976.
Vincenzo La Via
Director General, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Republic of Italy
La Via is one of the chief architects of current economic reforms in Italy. He joined the Ministry of Economy and Finance after seven years of service as the Chief Financial Officer of the World Bank Group, where he led the first major capital increase in more than 20 years. La Via joined the World Bank from Banka Intesa S.p.A., where he was Head of Finance and Treasury. His career also includes tenures as Director General of the Debt Management Department of the Italian Ministry of the Treasury and as Managing Director of the Italian investment management company, Akros S.p.A. La Via holds a degree from the University La Sapienza in Rome and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California.
For more details on the program, please see our Thematic Agenda.
Register for the seminar for a non-refundable fee of only $2,500, which covers seminar activities, meals, lodging, and transportation. Please note that participants are responsible for their own flights to Athens and from Turin. A four month payment plan is available at $625 per month. An optional one-day retreat to rural Piedmont, Italy on November 7 is offered for an additional $500.
The Transatlantic Leadership Seminar is exclusive to alumni of the GMF’s Transatlantic Leadership Initiatives, including the Marshall Memorial Fellowship, Manfred Wörner Seminar, Transatlantic Inclusion Leaders Network, Asmus Policy Entrepreneurs Fellowship, APSA Congressional Fellowship, and Neu Länder Fellowhip.
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