President Franco Pavoncello Analyzes Italian Political Situation on BBC

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John Cabot University President Franco Pavoncello was interviewed by the BBC on December 10th on the current political situation in Italy.

President Pavoncello discusses former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s intention to return as prime minister candidate for the center-right People of Freedom (PDL) party and current Premier Mario Monti’s announcement that he would resign after the PDL party withdrew its support for him last week.

Franco Pavoncello is the sixth President of JCU, which was founded in 1972 and is celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year.

A leading analyst of Italian politics, Dr. Pavoncello’s work has appeared in, among others, the American Political Science Review, the British Journal of Political Science, Asian Studies, and World Affairs. He is also a well-known media commentator on Italian affairs, a contributor to major international newspapers, and appears regularly on radio and television networks, including CNN, BBC, New York Times, Reuters Press and TV, International Herald Tribune and many other media organizations.

Listen to the podcast here (at 29:30).