Gabelli School International Awareness Award 2018

Thank You Speech made for celebrating Inaugural Undergraduate Lincoln Center Class focused on Global Business program. I am with Donna Rapaccioli, Ph.D., dean of the Gabelli School of Business while I am receiving the Gabelli School International Awareness Award 2018 Opening remarks Mario, Donna, distinguished faculty and students, ladies and gentlemen … good afternoon. I am truly honored to receive this unexpected

Five questions for Andrea Mennillo: “After Brexit, can Europe still warm hearts more than it stirs passions?”

Brexit is officially underway. This month, the British ambassador to Brussels gave Donald Tusk, Chairman of the European Council, the letter signed by British Prime Minister Theresa May that formally gives notice the UK will withdraw from the European Union. Nine months after the referendum, this was the first act of procedure to trigger Brexit.

Pro Bono

Andrea Mennillo is deeply involved with MAGIS (Movimento e Azione dei Gesuiti Italiani per lo Sviluppo), a foundation in Italy that coordinates Jesuit missionary initiatives around the world.

Five questions for Andrea Mennillo: “After Brexit, is the destiny of Europe and the global economy in the hands of the British?”

When the British voted in June 2016 for the UK to leave the European Union, they made a choice that changes the destiny of the continent and has a significant impact on the economy, perhaps around the world. Brexit puts the entire European project into question and has invigorated eurosceptic political parties. A few days

Five questions for Andrea Mennillo: Armed and diplomatic maneuvers in Middle East. Terrorism’s threat does not stop economic relations between East and West

The recent attacks in Paris and ongoing conflicts between the West and the Middle East are likely to seriously undermine economic relations among a number of countries, whether they are directly or indirectly involved. This tense situation could slow or halt the recent economic recovery in many Western countries. In attempt to avoid such a

Five questions for Andrea Mennillo: Russia is no longer alone against Isis, but the EU remains concerned with the Ukraine issue

In the wake of the Paris attacks, French President François Hollande appears to be moving closer to working with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has also said, “Against Isis, a broad coalition is needed.” Meanwhile, British Prime Minister David Cameron wants raids in Syria and German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged

Five questions for Andrea Mennillo: Iran and the Vienna agreement, an opportunity for Italy and Europe

With the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Tehran looks to the West. The agreement on the future of Iran’s nuclear program, signed in Vienna last month with representatives of the P5 + 1 (USA, Russia, China, France, UK and Germany), opens the country for business. The opportunities for Italy could be great. We interviewed Andrea

Five questions for Andrea Mennillo: Italy’s opportunities in the new Mediterranean area. Just a country at the border?

1. Dr. Mennillo, we would like to address some of the discussion that took place at a meeting the Middle East Institute held in Washington in May. The meeting entitled “The Middle East in 2025: Long Term Scenarios and Strategies for Stability” analyzed the conflicts and continuing tensions across the Middle East that make long-term

A New State

Like so many others, on Monday, September 16, 2013 I watched a team of skilled Italians conduct the largest ever salvage operation with almost childlike astonishment.