NIAF Chairman Kenneth Ciongoli To Moderate International Relations Conference in Rome, Italy


Contact:   Elissa Ruffino (NIAF) 202/939-3106 or

(WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 18, 2008) Dr. A. Kenneth Ciongoli, National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) chairman, and Ambassador Ronald P. Spogli, United States ambassador to Italy, will join Honorable Antonio Martino, former minister of defense, and Senator Marcello Pera, former president of the Italian Senate, at the Roman Roundtable International Relations Conference: United States – Italy Transatlantic Cooperation and Challenges.

The NIAF-sponsored conference will be held on Friday morning, June 20 from 10 a.m. to noon at Villa Taverna, the residence of the United States Ambassador to Italy, located at Viale Rossini, 3 in Rome, Italy. Participants will discuss the challenges faced by the United States and Italy and cooperation strategies for today’s world.

This year’s Roman Roundtable International Relations Conference is held in cooperation with the United States Embassy in Rome and the Fulbright Commission’s 60th Anniversary distinguished lecture series.

Conference participants will be available for interviews immediately following the roundtable.

Press Contacts: Paola Terzoli (U.S. Embassy Rome), (39)064674.2501 Elissa Ruffino (NIAF), (202)939-3106

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