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  April 4, 2002



Catholic University to Host Seminar on Italian Culture and Globalization


The Catholic University of America’s Center for the Study of Culture and Values and the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan are co-hosting a seminar on “The Essence of Italian Culture and the Challenge of a Global Age” from 9 a.m. April 8 to 5:15 p.m. April 9 at the Life Cycle Institute on the CUA campus.


The seminar will explore Italian cultural identity and the issues presented by globalization, as well as introduce Washington, D.C., scholars and policy-makers to Italian representatives.


The seminar is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Center for the Study of Culture and Values at 202-319-6089.


To follow is a schedule of events:


Monday, April 8


9 a.m.                Introduction

             The Re-emergence of Cultural Awareness: The Rev. George F. McLean   

              and Piero Bassetti


2 p.m.               Italian Cultural Identity and World Political Structures: Maryann Cusimano-Love, John Ikenberry and Vittorio Emanuele Parsi.


3:45 p.m.          The Expanding Horizons of Italian Cultural Identity (Europe, The West, The Globe): Consuelo Corradi, Fred Gardaphe and Mauro Magatti



Tuesday, April 9


9 a.m.                Italian Cultural Identity and Migration: Michael Barone and Maddalena Tirabassi


2 p.m.               The Religious Challenge of a Globalizing World for Italian Cultural Identity: Gianni Ambrosio, Robert Destro and Robert Royal.


3:45 p.m.          Cultures and Social Conflict or Unity: John Kromkowski




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