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Post-election America: Political and economic challenges after Obama

December 2, 2016 at 14:30

Center for American Studies Via Michelangelo Caetani, 32

2:30–2:45pm - Welcome

  • Gianni De Gennaro, President, Center for American Studies, Rome
  • Giulio Tremonti, Chairman, Aspen Institute Italia, Rome
  • Paola Severino, Rector, LUISS Guido Carli, Rome

2:45–4:30pm - Electoral lessons: does the US political system need a major reform?


  • Marta Dassù, Senior Director European Affairs, The Aspen Institute, Editor, Aspenia


  • Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow and Mosbacher Director, Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Stanford University, Stanford, CA


  • Sergio Fabbrini, Director, School of Government; Professor Political Sciences and International Relations, LUISS Guido Carli, Rome
  • Ivan Krastev, Chairman, Centre for Liberal Strategies, 
  • Sofia Federico Romero, Department of History and Civilization, European University Institute, Florence

Q&A moderated by

  • Paolo Messa, Director, Center for American Studies, Rome

4:45–6:00pm - The uncertain state of the economy and its transatlantic implications

  • Domenico Siniscalco, Vice Chairman, Morgan Stanley; Country Head, Morgan Stanley Italy, Milan


  • Emma Marcegaglia, President, LUISS Guido Carli, Rome
  • Jacek Rostowski, Professor of Economics, Central European University, Budapest


  • Walter Russell Mead, Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities, Bard College, New York, NY
  • Erik Jones, Director of European and Eurasian Studies; Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy, John Hopkins University, Bologna

6:00–7:15pm - Post-Obama America and Europe

  • Giuliano Amato, Judge, Italian Constitutional CourtAnthony
  • L. Gardner, US Ambassador to the European Union, United States Mission to the European Union

Moderated by

  • Gianni Riotta, Visiting Professor, Princeton University and LUISS School of Government.

The event is organized in cooperation with the Aspen Institute Italia ( and the Center for American studies (