Symposium shows Italy in the White House

Mar 07, 2016 920

A symposium in the US capital on Tuesday highlighted the many influences Italy has had on the White House through the centuries, from Cicero's ideal of the gentleman politician to the concept of equality espoused by Filippo Mazzei, which influenced Thomas Jefferson in guiding the nation's founding principles.

The symposium "Italy in the White House: A Conversation on Historical Perspectives" was organised by the White House Historical Association in cooperation with the National Italian American Foundation, the Italian Institute of Culture and the Italian Embassy.

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