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Four years after the Monti government: the relationship between technical appointments and politics

November 16, 2015 at 15:30

On November 16, 2011, President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano, facing a possible financial default, nominated Mario Monti, economist and senator for life, as prime minister. The Monti government won the Senate’s vote of confidence on November 17 and that of the House of Deputies on November 18. The Monti government, in office until April 28, 2013, was the second government composed entirely of technical nominations, after the Dini government, in office from January 17, 1995 and May 17 1996.
Four years after the Monti experience, and in honor of the publication of XX1 secolo, a summary of a previous conference on the role of technical appointments in democratic systems, the LUISS School of Government presents an interview to reflect on the government’s experience.  

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Introduction to the interview

  • Massimo Egidi, Provost LUISS
  • Sergio Fabbrini, Director LUISS School of Government
  • Antonio Varsori, Director XXI Secolo

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

My experience in a technical government


  • Giovanni Orsina, LUISS School of Government


  • Renato Balduzzi, Università Cattolica di Milano
  • Fabrizio Barca, Ministry of Economics and Finance
  • Giampaolo Di Paola, Ministry of Defense 
  • Elsa Fornero, Università degli Studi di Torino
  • Enzo Moavero Milanesi, Director LUISS School of Law
  • Paola Severino, Vice Provost LUISS

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Governing Italy, between technical and political approaches

Sergio Fabbrini interviews

  • Mario Monti, Università Bocconi – Italian Senate

7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Debate and conclusion