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Lucia Annunziata, Huffington Post Italia, The Oxford Italian Association
Tue 25 October 2016, 19:30 – 21:30 BST
14 MONTHS OF TROUBLE AHEAD?
A LECTURE BY LUCIA ANNUNZIATA
A full round of elections within the next 14 months will change the face of Europe.
The starting point has been BREXIT.
In November the Presidential Election in the USA will take place; inevitably the outcome will be significantly relevant to the European Union, as has historically been the case.
In 2017 Germany will go to the polls; in France the nation will elect the new President; in Italy it is even possible that an early election will be called.
The very same year major changes will be looming for EU Institutions as the mandate of the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, as well as that of Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, will come to an end.
These shifting scenarios will be examined by Lucia Annunziata with a focus on populism vs. elites; she will also be addressing the specific issues stemming from the “caso italiano”.
Lucia Annunziata is an internationally acclaimed print and television journalist.
Her professional career in journalism began in 1979 working as a correspondent from the United States for Il Manifesto and La Repubblica. The wide-ranging coverage of her reporting spanned from natural disasters such as the Mexico earthquake, to conflict and unrest, including the Salvadoran Civil War, the invasion of Grenada, and the Nicaraguan Revolution.
In 1993 she was awarded a Fellowship from the Nieman Foundation for Jouranlism at Harvard. She subsequently worked for the Corriere della Sera and RAI in 1995.
She was appointed as President of RAI in March 2003, the second woman President of the national broadcaster after Letizia Moratti in 1994. In 2006, she hosted the current affairs programme In 1/2 ora (In mezz’ora) for Rai Tre, in which she famously conducted an interview with the then Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusoni.
More recently, in September 2012 an Italian edition of The Huffington Post was launched, directed by Lucia Annunziata in collaboration with the media company Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso and from 2013 she has fronted the TV programme Leader. In 2014 she was awarded the Premio America by the Camera dei Deputati and she continues to present In 1/2 ora. A contributor and columnist for various leading Italian newspapers, she has authored numerous books, including Il potere in Italia (2011) and L’Italia post-populista, co-written with Ilvo Diamanti, Stefano Rodotà, and Gustavo Zagrebelsky (La Repubblica, Roma, 2013).
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