Europe in the New Asia: New Anxieties, New Constructs
1st & 2nd August 2019 • Auditorium, Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Former Prime Minister of Italy and Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po
Enrico Letta is an exceptional personality straddling both academician and politician. He is the Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) at Sciences Po in Paris and also the President of the Jacques Delors Institute. He is an Italian politician who was a Prime Minister of Italy from 2013 to 2014. Prior to serving as the Prime Minister, he prolific political career included serving as Minister for EU Affairs (1998-1999), as Minister for Industry, Commerce and Crafts (January-April 2000, during the second D’Alema Government), as Minister for Industry, Commerce and Crafts and Foreign Trade (2000-2001, during the second Amato Government) and as Undersecretary of State to the Prime Minister of the centre-left government led by Romano Prodi from 2006 to 2008. Between 2001 and 2015 he was Member of the Italian Parliament, excluding between 2004 and 2006 when he was Member of the European Parliament. He graduated in International Law at the University of Pisa and obtained a PhD in European Union Law at the School for Advanced Studies “Sant’Anna” of Pisa.