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Italian Consul of Philadelphia Addressing Pittsburgh's Italian Community

Dr. Andrea Canepari, the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia, will meet with and address members of Pittsburgh's Italian community at Duquesne University.  

This marks the first visit to Pittsburgh for Canepari, who coordinated the visit to Duquesne with Dr. Carla Lucente, professor of modern languages, who is the Honorary Consul of Italy in Pittsburgh. He is visiting the city to review the state of affairs within the Italian/Italian-American community here.   During his talk at Duquesne, Canepari is expected to discuss Italy's political and economic roles in the world, the presidency of the Council of the European Union and USA-Italy relations.  

One of more than 30 consulates in Philadelphia, Italy has one of the oldest, dating back to 1792 when the first consulate was named. The Italian consulate's jurisdiction reaches from Southern New Jersey to North Carolina.   

When:   Friday, July 18, at 6 p.m.   

Where:   105 College Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.   

Information:   The event is invitation only due to space limits, but the media are invited to attend. **If media plan to attend, please call Rose Ravasio in public affairs at 412.818.0234 to arrange parking.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.