Fall Provost Lecture Series: Mayor of Rome, Italy, Ignazio R. Marino
"Transplantation: From Surgery to Reviving the Eternal City"
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015
Lecture @ 5:30 p.m. in Temple Performing Arts Center
(Note: this is the correct location. It is not being held in Sullivan Hall, Feinstone Lounge.)
Join us for a special evening with Ignazio R. Marino, the Mayor of Rome, Italy, home of Vatican City. A world-renowned organ transplant surgeon who practiced in Italy and the U.S. for many years, including four years in Philadelphia, Marino returned to his native Italy in 2006 to run for senator. After serving in the Senate for several years, he was elected Rome's mayor in 2013.
Mayor Marino brings remarkable insight and expertise in many areas beyond politics, medicine and research. Driving innovation in an ancient city steeped in bureaucracy, he is knowledgeable about managing cultural and artistic heritage, and even papal security. With his lecture just two days before Philadelphia's Papal Mass, Mayor Marino will be participating in events with Pope Francis.