Francesco Rutelli
President of ANICA - National Association of Digital Audiovisual Cinematographic Industries and President of Soft Power Club.

Opening Ceremony of the 1st Semester 2022-23
Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at 5 pm
Aula Magna


Opening Remarks

Amb. Umberto Vattani, President of Venice International University
Prof. Carmelo Marabello, Dean of Venice International University


rutelli fotoFrancesco Rutelli was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture of Italy (2006 – 2008), Mayor of Rome (1993 – 2001), where under his leadership, many crucial infrastructures, cultural venues and institutions were created, and a Member of the European Parliament (1999-2004).

During his tenure as a Member of the Italian Parliament from 1983 to 2013, he served as Chair of the Human Rights Committee (Camera dei Deputati), Chair of COPASIR (House and Senate Intelligence Overview Committee), and Special Government Commissioner for the Jubilee 2000;

In 2013, Francesco Rutelli decided to step away from politics to focus on professional and not-for-profit activities. He leads many international initiatives in the fields of culture, creative industries, cultural diplomacy and international dialogue.


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