The first two weeks of June saw GovInn hosting Prof. Roberto D’Alimonte from Luiss University in Rome. During his time at GovInn, Prof. D’Alimonte presented three seminars:
- “What is wrong with the Euro?” on 4 August 2015 at the Old College House.
- “Macho Politics: Power, conflict and scandal in the age of Berlusconi and Zuma” on 12 August 2015 at the Old College House, co-presented with Prince Mashele.
- “Electoral systems and democratic accountability: a critical analysis with lessons for South Africa” on 14 August 2015.
The events were both successful and well attended, with a wide range of seminar guests from local municipalities, embassies to students and University of Pretoria staff. These seminars were well received, with Prof. D’Alimonte not just showing his knowledge of Italy, but providing lessons for South Africa. Prof. D’Alimonte based this on his own accumulated knowledge and on a seminar he co-presented with Prince Mashele on 12 August.
GovInn looks forward to extending this partnership with Prof. D’Alimonte and Luiss University.