John Cabot, an American liberal arts University in Rome, Italy celebrates 40 years in providing an educational experience firmly rooted in the American tradition of the liberal arts to degree seeking and study abroad students from over 50 countries. (www.johncabot.edu)
Online PR News – 18-May-2012 – Rome, Italy – John Cabot University is pleased to award an honorary degree to Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata in a special convocation on May 15, 2012.
The President of the University, the Chair of the Board of Trustees Dr. Joseph Hagan, Dean of Academics Mary Merva, distinguished members of the Board, students of the Class of 2012, and many representatives of the international diplomatic corps will be present.
Minister Terzi will receive the degree of Doctor of Public Service for his contributions as diplomat, scholar, and champion of international dialogue. As Ambassador of Italy to Israel during the difficult years of the second intifada, he earned the trust and respect of all parties in the region as a man of peace and compromise. During his tenure as Ambassador of Italy to the United States, he played a key role in reinforcing the strong traditional friendship between Italy and the United States, while fostering the presence of Italy and Europe in that country. He launched new and unprecedented initiatives for the promotion of the Italian culture and language in the United States, which won him the respect and lasting admiration of the Italian-American Community.
Called to serve as Foreign Minister of Italy by Prime Minister Monti—at a pivotal time for Italy and Europe—Minister Terzi has skillfully promoted the interests of the country around the world, while forcefully speaking out in favor of the protection of human rights, democracy, and international peace.