President Pavoncello Discusses New Book on U.S. President Obama

President Franco Pavoncello took part in a debate on a new book about U.S. President Barack Obama, La lezione di Obama, (“Obama’s Lesson”) by Stefano Lucchini e Raffaello Matarazzo.

The discussion was moderated by RAI News (Italian state television) editor Monica Maggioni. In addition to the authors and President Pavoncello, participants included Roberto D’Alimonte (Luiss), and Luigi Gubitosi (RAI). The guest of honor was the Hon. John Phillips, U.S. Ambassador to Italy.

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 such as the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune, and he appears regularly on radio and television networks including CNN, BBC, Reuters Press and TV, and many other media organizations.