“Affari Sociali Internazionali – Nuova Serie”, a quarterly journal produced by the Idos think tank has been revived after a five-year break in publication. Edited by the Foreign Ministry’s Directorate General for Italians Abroad and Migration policies, the journal was forced to close in 2008.
The journal, founded in 1973, was described by the then Chairman of the steering committee, Foreign Minister Giuseppe Medici, as “a meeting point between technical investigation and hands-on evaluation, between the world of culture and that of the administration”. It examined “our country’s social problems, considered from their historic and international perspectives”. Ambassador Adriano Benedettiwill be illustrating the history of the journal and introducing the new version at the Auditorium in Via Rieti.
Focus on Asian immigration to Italy
The first issue is dedicated to Asian immigration to Italy and underscores the linkage between this community and the new “epicentre” of the global economy. It will examine the main Asian communities (Chinese, Philippine, Bangladeshi, Indian, Pakistani and Sri Lankan), their problems and their prospects, as well as the remittance flows they produce and their impact on their home countries.