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Debate in Sydney on Italy’s role in the aftermath of the pandemic

A debate on Italy after COVID-19 pandemic. This is the theme of the webinar organised for 21 September by the Italian Cultural Institute of Sydney entitled ‘After the pandemic: Italy’s place in the world’.

Dr. Ric. Gabriele Abbondanza will speak, interviewed by the Australian researcher in Italian studies, Talia Walker. Gabriele Abbondanza will explain how the pandemic has shaken the world in an unprecedented way in recent history. Italy was one of the first Western countries to be affected. However, the situation is increasingly under control thanks to vaccines and specific policies. Now that a post-pandemic world is beginning to emerge, it is therefore time to look to the future and rethink the country’s place in it.


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The qualities for which Italy is most renowned – history, culture, tourist attractions – will also be discussed, and the lesser-known ones, such as its economic, scientific, political, and strategic influence on a global level. Ambassador Ferdinando Nelli Feroci, President of the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), will also take part in the discussion and briefly review the challenges Italy will face in the coming years.

For further information and to book on Zoom, please visit Istituto Italiano di Cultura of Sydney.