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The European Response to COVID-19

June 18, 2020

Photo of Enrico Letta

On May 28th, the Center for Global Studies and the Jackson School of International Studies co-hosted a virtual lecture featuring Enrico Letta, Former Prime Minister of Italy, in conversation with Jackson School Director Reşat Kasaba about the European response to the global pandemic. Watch the lecture below.

About the speaker:

Since 2015, Enrico Letta has been the dean of the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) at Sciences Po in Paris and since 2016, the president of the Jacques Delors Institute. In June 2019, Enrico Letta was elected president of APSIA (Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs).  He was the prime minister of Italy (2013-2014). Prior to this, he served as minister for EU affairs (1998-1999), as minister for industry, commerce and crafts (2000), as minister for industry, commerce and crafts and foreign trade (2000-2001), and as undersecretary of state to the prime minister of the center-left government led by Romano Prodi from 2006 to 2008. Between 2001 and 2015, he was member of the Italian Parliament, excluding between 2004 and 2006 when he was a member of the European Parliament. He was born in Pisa in 1966 and he spent the first years of his life in Strasbourg. He graduated in international law at the University of Pisa and obtained a Ph.D. in European Union law at the School for Advanced Studies “Sant’Anna” of Pisa.