Alain Elkann was appointed president of the Scientific Committee of the Italy-USA Foundation. Novelist and journalist, Elkann was born in New York in 1950, his father was French and the mother Italian. He graduated in law at the University of Geneva. He was a collaborator of important Italian writers such as Alberto Moravia and Indro Montanelli. He wrote dozens of novels, essays and articles. He is writing on the newspapers La Stampa, Amica, Capital, and he worked for the television La7. He teached Italian literature at Oxford University, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University and Jewish University of Jerusalem. He is president of the FIAC of New York (Italian Foundation for Art and Culture), he was president of the Egyptian Museum of Turin, president of the Foundation Città Italia, responsible for culture of the Foundation Rosselli, and president of the scientific committee of Palazzo Te in Mantova. He received at the Italian Parliament the America Award of the Italy-USA Foundation in 2010.
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