European Conference
February 9 and 10, 2024 | Cambridge, MA

Paolo Gentiloni

Keynote Speaker

European Commissioner for Economy

Paolo Gentiloni has been European Commissioner for Economy since December 2019. He previously served as Italy’s Prime Minister (2016-2018), Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (2014-2016), and Minister of Communications (2006-2008). He was a Member of Italy’s Chamber of Deputies for more than 18 years, from 2001 to 2019. Other posts Gentiloni have held include Chairman of Italy’s Broadcasting Services Watchdog Committee (2005-2006), Spokesperson for the Mayor of Rome, and Councillor in the City of Rome (1993-2000). Prior to entering politics, he worked as a professional journalist. Born in 1954, Gentiloni graduated in Political Sciences from La Sapienza, Rome. He is the author of “La Sfida Impopulista” (The (Un)populist Challenge), published in 2018.

Speaker Schedule

Friday, February 9, 2024

at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS)
12:00pm – 12:45pm
Keynote Address
A Pivotal Year: What’s at Stake in 2024 for Europe, America, and the World Paolo Gentiloni
Nye Auditorium