The Roman Roundtable International Relations Conference-Media Advisory


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


CONFERENCE: The Roman Roundtable International Relations Conference: United States – Italy Transatlantic Cooperation and Challenges

SPONSOR: The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)

WHEN: Friday, June 20, 2008 10 a.m. to Noon

WHERE: Villa Taverna The Residence of the United States Ambassador to Italy Viale Rossini, 3 Rome, Italy

Speakers: Ambassador Ronald P. Spogli, United States Ambassador to Italy Honorable Antonio Martino, Former Minister of Defense Senator Marcello Pera, Former President of the Italian Senate

Moderator: Dr. A. Kenneth Ciongoli, NIAF Chairman

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. The conference will bring together internationally known experts to discuss the challenges faced by the United States and Italy and cooperation strategies for today’s world.

Interested media representatives wishing to cover the conference are required to register at the U.S. Embassy Press Office by telephone (39) 06 46742426 or fax (39) 06 46742655 no later than Thursday, June 19 at 12 noon.

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

NIAF, an independent, non-partisan, non-sectarian, nonprofit foundation, offers this program in order to contribute to the public discourse on current topics of the day. NIAF does not necessarily endorse or oppose the positions and/or remarks of any of the program’s participants.