White House Historical Association and NIAF Celebrate the Italian influences on the White House

White House Historical Association and NIAF Celebrate the Italian influences

The symposium highlighted the importance of Italy influences on the White house (ph: drpavloff on flickr)

A symposium in the US capital has highlighted and celebrated the many influences Italy has had on the White House through the centuries, from Cicero's ideal of the gentleman politician to the concept of equality espoused by Filippo Mazzei, which influenced Thomas Jefferson in guiding the nation's founding principles.
 
The symposium, called "Italy in the White House: A Conversation on Historical Perspectives", was organized by the White House Historical Association together with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), the Italian Institute of Culture and the Italian Embassy in Washington.
 
New Ambassador of Italy to the US Varricchio stated that "The symposium represents for us Italians a great privilege, but above all, an excellent opportunity to deepen a long and in many ways surprising history of interactions between our country and the United States".
 
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