Rome, Chamber of Deputies, Conference Hall at Palazzo Marini, October 7, 2010.
The Italy-USA Foundation has promoted the second edition of the America Award; it is a prestigious recognition of great civil and institutional work under the auspices of the President of the Italian Republic, Hon. Giorgio Napolitano. The award is mainly seen as a means to acknowledge and encourage initiatives and work aimed at favouring relationships between Italy and the United States of America. Prominent personalities of any nationality who stand out for their work and results in promoting transatlantic friendship will be considered. The 2010 ceremony was held in Rome at the Chamber of Deputies, on Thursday October 7, with the television anchor Veronica Maya. A special award was conferred in memory of Oriana Fallaci, writer and journalist. The Italy-USA Foundation, in the frame of the America Award, also conferred three medals of the President of the Italian Republic to three students of American universities: Colleen Calvey, Grzegorz Robak, Matthew Ruggirello.
Renzo Arbore, Singer and musician
Renato Balestra, Fashion designer
Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Actress
Alain Elkann, Writer and journalist
Piero Fassino, EU special envoy for Burma
Mike James, President of Seattle-Perugia Association
Paolo Mieli, President RCS Books
Umberto Paolucci, Vicepresident Microsoft Corporation
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