America Award – IX Edition

Ceremony

Rome, Chamber of Deputies, Gruppi Parlamentari Hall, October 12, 2017.

The Award

The Italy-USA Foundation promoted at the Italian Parliament the new edition of the America Award; it is a prestigious recognition of great civil and institutional work. The award is mainly seen as a means to acknowledge and encourage initiatives and work aimed at favoring relationships between Europe and the United States of America. Clearly famous, eminent figures that have distinguished themselves in their work and have achieved the utmost excellence in their respective fields of interested and activities, and important results in favor of transatlantic friendship, will be considered. The 2017 ceremony was held in Rome at the Chamber of Deputies, on Thursday October 12, at 5 PM, with the journalist Virginie Vassart. The Italy-USA Foundation, in the frame of the America Award, also conferred three medals of the Italian Parliament to the American students Kaelyn J. Barron, Katelynn C. Cunningham, Benjamin J. North, and a special award in memory of Gianni Versace, fashion designer.

Winners

Nerio Alessandri, president Technogym

Giovanni Allevi, pianist, composer

Alberto Angela, scientific popularizer

Mario Calabresi, editor in chief La Repubblica

Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, former president Ferrari and Fiat

Valeria Fedeli, minister of Education

Veronica Mainetti, president Sorgente Group of America

Gualtiero Marchesi, president Accademia Marchesi

John Phillips, former US ambassador to Italy

Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former Secretary General of NATO

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