ALDO MORO AT SAPIENZA (1963-1978)

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December 7, 2016 – 2:30 pm
“Organi Collegiali” Lecture Hall, Rectorate Building
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Rome

Aldo Moro began working as a professor at Sapienza University on November 1, 1963. In December, he formed his first centre-left government, which was to promote a series of important reforms. Until his death, in 1978, Professor Aldo Moro’s keen sensitivity as a political leader allowed far-reaching reforms in Italy.

On March 16, 1978, Aldo Moro was on his way to Parliament for the inauguration of the new “National Solidarity” Government and was then expected at the Faculty of Political Science for a meeting with his colleagues. Unfortunately, he was assasinated on his way to work.

It is a great honour and a profoundly felt duty for Sapienza to remember the man, the professor, the politician, the political leader on the centenary of his birth.

A seminar entitled “Aldo Moro at Sapienza (1963-1978)” will review the statesman’s political commitment and his reformist vision, which aimed to extend democratic participation in the country, retracing his choices both as a politician and professor at Sapienza University.

Mario Toscano will introduce the first part of the works in which Augusto D’Angelo, Luca Riccardi and Gianluca Passarelli will address the national and international dimension of Aldo Moro’s political actions and influence on Italian political parties.

In the second part Professor Moro’s students - Giorgio Balzoni, Carlo Curti Gialdino and Raffaele Genah - will remember their experience with Aldo Moro in the halls and corridors of the Faculty of Political Sciences at Sapienza University, as witnesses to his educational intelligence and personal availability to students.

Sapienza Rector Eugenio Gaudio will introduce a roundtable discussion, moderated by Luca Scuccimarra, on Aldo Moro’s historiographical and political heritage with the Vice-President of the Luigi Sturzo Institute, Andrea Bixio; President Pierferdinando Casini and historians Guido Formigoni and Renato Moro, both authors of significant historical contributions on Aldo Moro.  

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