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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On the Occasion of the 11th Italian Language Around The World Week: Buon                 Compleanno ...
Maurizio Molinari, correspondent of “Stampa” of Turin, one of the major dailynewspapers of Italy, is the author of “Italia...
completed residencies in internal medicine, medical oncology radiology andradiation oncology in Milan, before coming to th...
Medical College Board of Overseers.                   The Italian Cultural Institute of New YorkFounded in 1961, the Itali...
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Press release maurizio molinari 2011

  1. 1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On the Occasion of the 11th Italian Language Around The World Week: Buon Compleanno Italia – Happy Birthday Italy , Under the high patronage of the President of the Italian Republic The Italian Cultural Institute of New York presents: EXCELLENT ITALIANS FROM NEW YORK Friday, October 21, 2011 – 6.00 pm Italian Cultural Institute 686 Park Avenue (between 68th and 69th street)
  2. 2. Maurizio Molinari, correspondent of “Stampa” of Turin, one of the major dailynewspapers of Italy, is the author of “Italiani di New York” (Laterza, 2011). Mr.Molinari illustrates through interviews with Italians and Italian-Americans livingin New York, how Italians influenced American culture and society in differentareas including art, business, design, fashion, cuisine, science andentertainment. Molinari will facilitate a discussion on Italian influence onAmerican culture with Dr. Silvia Formenti, Lidia Bastianich and AlbertoCribiore. Silvia Formenti is the chairman of the Department of RadiationOncology at the New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Formenti is aspecialist in breast cancer research and is currently focused on developing newdrugs to block proteins responsible for the development and metastasis ofcancer cells. Ms. Bastianich is the owner and chef of some of the most famousand appreciated restaurants in New York, and is also well-known on theAmerican TV networks. Alberto Cribiore is Vice Chairman of Citibank and wasInterim Chairman and Lead Director of Merrill Lynch. He is a former Co-President and Partner of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, and was the Founder andManaging Partner of Brera Capital Partners.Formenti,Bastianich and Cribiore perfectly represent models of Italianexcellence in America.Maurizio Molinari is a journalist in the employ of the Italian daily newspaper LaStampa, for which he serves as United States correspondent. Before arriving atLa Stampa in 1997, Molinari covered foreign affairs and defense-related storiesfor several Italian newspapers and news magazines, including La VoceRepubblicana, Il Tempo, LIndipendente, LOpinione, Il Foglio, and Panorama.Molinari is best known for his having been granted interviews with many worldleaders, including former President of the United States George W. Bush,former Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Henry Kissinger and manyothers. Molinari is also a regular guest commentator on Italian foreign policyand United States politics on news programs aired on Italian televisionnetworks La7 and Tg5 and he has occasionally been a panelist on CNN and TheNewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Molinari is the author of many non-fiction books,each published in Italian and in English, including La sinistra e gli ebrei in Italia(The Left and Jews in Italy, 1995), L’interesse nazionale. Dieci storiedell’Italia nel mondo (The National Interest, 2000), Wall Street nel TerzoMillennio (Wall Street in the Third Millennium, 2003), Gli italiani di New York,(The Italians of New York, 2011).Silvia Formenti:Silvia C. Formenti, M.D., is Professor and Chairman of the Department ofRadiation Oncology at the New York University School of Medicine in New YorkCity. Before joining the NYU faculty in 2000, Dr. Formenti was a tenuredAssociate Professor of both Radiation Oncology and Medicine at the Universityof California School of Medicine in Los Angeles. Dr. Formenti was born in Milan,Italy, and attended medical school at the Universita degli Studi di Milano. She
  3. 3. completed residencies in internal medicine, medical oncology radiology andradiation oncology in Milan, before coming to the United States, where shecompleted an internship in general medicine and residency in radiationoncology prior to joining the faculty at USC. Dr. Formenti has been theprincipal investigator in many important studies, and has recently receivedmulti-year peer-reviewed grants from the American Cancer Society and theBreast Cancer Research Foundation. Her extensive research interests includedeveloping a new model for the treatment of locally advanced breast cancer byassessing the molecular characteristics of tumors before starting treatment. Dr.Formenti has also contributed to the study of hormonal treatment,chemotherapy, and radiation.Lidia Matticchio Bastianich was born in Pola, Istria on the northeastern coastof the Adriatic Sea. She is a cookbook author, restaurateur, and one of thebest-loved chefs on television. Cookbooks include her latest, Lidias Italy--acompanion book to her new television series, Lidias Family Table, LidiasItalian-American Kitchen, Lidias Italian Table, and La Cucina di Lidia. She isalso founder and president of Tavola Productions, which produces qualitybroadcast shows, like Lidias Italy. Lidia is the chef/owner of acclaimed NewYork City restaurants Felidia, Becco, Esca and Del Posto as well as Lidias inPittsburgh and Kansas City. Along with her son Joseph, Lidia produces award-winning wines at the Bastianich and La Mozza wineries in Friuli and Maremma.With her daughter, Tanya Bastianich Manuali, and Shelly Burgess Nicotra, sheheads an exclusive travel company that implements excursions to Italy thatcombine gastronomy with art history. Lidia stays active in community serviceon behalf of the James Beard Foundation and Public Television. Moreinformation can be found on her website: Her signatureline is Tutti a tavola a mangiare! meaning, Everybody to the table to eat! Thissimple phrase epitomizes Lidias true recipe for successAlberto Cribiore Vice Chairman of Citibank. Prior to forming Brera CapitalPartners, Mr. Cribiore was Co-President and Partner at Clayton, Dubilier &Rice, Inc., which he joined in 1985. He had previously been a Senior VicePresident at Warner Communications, where he was responsible for mergers,acquisitions and divestitures. Prior to Warner Communication, he was VicePresident at IFI International, the international holding company controlled bythe Agnelli family. Mr. Cribiore is a cum laude graduate of Bocconi University inMilan, Italy, and holds degrees in business administration and economics. Heserves on the Boards of GAB Robins and various other Brera controlledcompanies. He is a former Director of Merrill Lynch, where he served as LeadDirector and as Non-Executive Chairman. Mr. Cribiore is a member of the Boardof Trustees of Reed College and serves as a Managing Director of theMetropolitan Opera Association and as Chairman of the New York City Chapterof the Bocconi University Alumni Association. He is also a Director of theCouncil for the United States and Italy, and a member of the Weill Cornell
  4. 4. Medical College Board of Overseers. The Italian Cultural Institute of New YorkFounded in 1961, the Italian Cultural Institute of New York is an office of theItalian government, dedicated to the promotion of Italian language and culturein the United States through the organization of cultural events.Under the guidance of its trustees at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, its advisoryboard, and its staff, the Italian Institute of Culture of New York conforms tothis commitment by fostering the cultural exchange between Italy and the USin a variety of areas, from the arts to the humanities to science.Central to the Italian Cultural Institute’s mission is a constant effort toencourage the understanding and enjoyment of Italian culture by organizingand promoting cultural events in collaboration with the most prominentacademic and cultural institutions of the East Coast. The Italian CulturalInstitute of New York focuses on the development of initiatives aimed atshowcasing Italian excellence in various fields, such as science, technology, thearts and design. The development of academic exchanges, the organizationand support of visual arts exhibitions, the grants for translation and publicationof Italian books, the promotion of Italian studies, and the cooperation withlocal institutions in planning various events that focus on Italian music, dance,cinema, theater, architecture, literature, philosophy etc., are just a fewexamples of the Institute’s initiatives. In conclusion, the Italian CulturalInstitute of New York provides an “open window” on the cultural and socialaspects of past and present Italy.For more information please visit: Press contact: Email: tel: +1 212 879 4242 ext. 333