International Women Day’s 2021: What women want (the realpolitk version, not the Hollywood version)

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WATCH THE VIDEO_In light of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021, the US-Italy Forum has organized a panel of four women experts in international relations and politics. They has been discussed “What women want: the realpolitk version, not the Hollywood version.

Nina Luzzatto Gardner, Roya Ghafele, Nina Hall, Viviana Mazza

Moderator  Claudia Flisi

FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2021      6:00 PM CET

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Nina Luzzatto Gardner is a lawyer and director of Strategy International, a corporate sustainability advisory firm.  She is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins SAIS in Washington DC, and has been an activist on women’s issues for decades.  She is the founding president of three professional women’s associations based in Europe: Forum Zen, in Prague; Corrente Rosa (Rome); Donne Italiane Rete Estera (DIRE) in Paris.

Roya Ghafele is the Managing Director of OxFirst, a law and economics consultancy specialized on intellectual property and competition. She has acted as an economic advisor in the UK Supreme Court case in Unwired Planet vs Huawei and served as an expert to the European Commission’s Expert Committee on the determination of FRAND rates. Since February 2021 she is also a Visiting Professor in IP law and economics with Brunel University London.

Nina Hall is an Assistant Professor in International Relations at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (Europe). She previously worked as a Lecturer at the Hertie School of Governance, and as a policy officer at the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She is a co-founder of an independent and progressive think tank, New Zealand Alternative. She frequently comments on New Zealand foreign policy and has written for The Guardian, Die Zeit Online, Project Syndicate, and The Conversation.

Viviana Mazza is a journalist for Corriere della Sera, reporting often on the US and the Middle East.  Her work has been honored with Amerigo, Luchetta, and Biagio Agnese awards.  She has written 10 books and is a fellow of the Fulbright program, the Rotary Foundation, and the German Marshall Fund.  She is also an advisor to the Guarini Institute for Public Policy (Cabot University).

Claudia Flisi (USITF Communications Team) is a bicultural freelance writer based in Milan.  Her stories have appeared in hundreds of publications including the International New York Times, Newsweek, Variety, and The Economist Intelligence Unit.  

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