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The residence of George Marshall in Leesburg. The Council made a contribution toward its restoration.


THE PETERSON INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS

The Italian branch of the Council has signed an agreement of cooperation with The Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) in Washington, DC. The four-year program will support research and public discussion of Italian and transatlantic economic issues in the United States. The Institute, founded by Fred Bergsten in 1981, will appoint a visiting fellow to provide an Italian voice and European expertise for the Institute’s research agenda and public programming. The Council and PIIE will also work together to include notable Italian policymakers in the Institute’s major lecture series and to hold roundtable discussions with Italian officials and experts.

THE CENTER ON THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE, THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTION

Since 2004 the Italian branch of the Council has given financial support to the Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) at the Brookings Institution in Washington to promote an Italy Program. The Center has engaged a visiting fellow to undertake research and projects on Italy, Italy’s role in Europe, and relations with the United States. CUSE also secures Italian involvement in its major annual conference and in other programming such as workshops and roundtable discussions. Moreover, thanks to this Program, topics of importance to Italy have been included in the prestigious “US-Europe Analysis” series..

MARSHALL MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP, THE GERMAN MARSHALL FUND OF THE U.S.

The Council has been chosen by the German Marshall Fund of the United States as the Italian partner for its Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF), which was established in 1982 to provide the next generation of European leaders with an informed knowledge of the political, social and economic institutions in the United States. It gave rise, in 1999, to a specular Program that enables young leaders from the United States to gain a more comprehensive understanding of Europe. The Council’s participation in the MMF consists of selecting the Italian candidates to travel to the United States and organizing the visit of the Americans in Italy.

OTHER PARTNERSHIPS

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Plan, the Council made a substantial contribution toward the restoration and maintenance of Dodona Manor, the residence of George Marshall in Leesburg, Virginia. In addition, the Council has contributed to the Italy Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology through an endowment and support of the inaugural conference in November 2000 on the New Economy, with the participation of leading professors of the Institute, including Nobel laureate Franco Modigliani and Lester Thurow. Over the years, the Council has also contributed to various activities of the Center for American Studies in Rome.