Italian Day: lectures by H.E. Min. Massimo AMBROSETTI, BGen Silvano FRIGERIO, Cons. Amb. Lucio DEMICHELE and Mr Vincenzo DELICATO
On 23rd March 2015, the NATO Defense College had the privilege of welcoming four authoritative speakers to address Senior Course 126 (SC 126) on Italian security and defence priorities: H.E. Min. Massimo AMBROSETTI, Italian Deputy PERMREP to the NAC; BGen Silvano FRIGERIO, Ministry of Defence; Cons. Amb. Lucio DEMICHELE, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and Mr Vincenzo DELICATO, Ministry of the Interior. The distinguished guests were welcomed by the NDC Director of Management, BGen Salvatore CARTA (ITA A); after meeting the NDC leadership, they spoke to SC 126 in the Maynard-Thorn Auditorium.
The briefings focused on the role of Italy within the European Union, and NATO security strategy and defence policy, with specific reference to issues deriving from the Ukrainian crisis and ISIS threat.
The ensuing Q&A provided an excellent opportunity for in-depth discussion of related issues, as Course Members engaged with the speakers on several of the topics covered in the course of the day.
SC 126’s ‘Italian Day’ was fittingly concluded by a visit to the Quirinale Palace for Course Members and an accompanying delegation of NDC representatives.