Distinguished Global Leader Paolo Gentiloni

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Distinguished Global Leader
Academic Year: 2018-19

The hon. Paolo Gentiloni is the former prime minister of Italy. He is a professional journalist and has a degree in political sciences. Since 2001, he has been a member of the Italian Parliament and was chairman of the Broadcasting Services Watchdog Committee. He was one of the founding members of the Italian Democratic Party. Between 2006 and 2008, he served as minister for communications in Prime Minister Romano Prodi’s government. In 2014, he became Italian foreign minister in the government led by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. In December 2016, he was appointed prime minister of Italy, serving until June 1, 2018. In 2018, he was re-elected for the fifth term to the Chamber of Deputies and he is currently a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. His most recent book is La sfida impopulista.

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