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The Watson Society congratulates Barbara Contini, being elected Italy USA Foundation’s President

TWS President Carmelo Cutuli, on behalf of the Association, congratulates to Mrs Barbara Contini, former Senator of the Italian Republic and Governor of the province of Nassyria, being elected as President of Italy USA Foundation.

Italy USA Foundation was established to honour the friendship between Italians and Americans. The Foundation is an independent institution, that intends to play a bipartisan role on both sides of the Atlantic and whose sole purpose is to promote friendship between Italy and the United States of America.

Contini was born in Milan. She earned two BA in Political science and Japanese language at the University of Naples Federico II, then she obtained a master’s degree in Business Management and Administration and several advanced courses in peacekeeping, crisis situations, humanitarian operations. From 2008 to 2013 she was an Italian senator elected with the The People of Freedom, member of Defense Commission, member of Foreign Affairs Commission, member of Human Rights Commission, president Bilateral Parliamentary Association of Italy Iraq.

For almost thirty years she has worked all over the world, especially in developing nations and crisis areas, included Japan, Singapore, Nepal, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Europe, USA, Canada, Cuba, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, India, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Mauritania, Senegal, Nigeria, Tunisia, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia, Iraq, Kuwait, Sudan, Darfur, Chad, Kenya, Australia, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela, Sweden, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Republic of Macedonia, Albania, Jordan, Tanzania, Israel, Libya, Afghanistan, Yemen, North Korea, China, Uganda, Panama, Canada. She speaks Italian, English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Serbo-Croatian, Arabic.

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