Francis I: A New Pope for a Globalized World?

Apr 22, 2013 1158

European Studies at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)


The US-Italy Global Affairs Forum

invite you to a panel discussion on

Francis I: A New Pope for a Globalized World?

Thursday, May 2, 5:00 to 7:00 PM

1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Room 500 Bernstein-Offit Building

Washington, DC 20036

The unexpected retirement of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Francis I, the first Pope from Latin America, appear to be bringing significant changes at the Vatican. The international role of the Catholic Church may change as well. Our panel of experts will analyze what the early days of the new Papacy tell us about the way ahead.

Father Thomas Reese, S.J.

Author of Inside the Vatican: The Politics and Organization of the Catholic Church

Professor Riordan Roett

Director of Latin American Studies at SAIS

Jason Horowitz

Washington Post reporter

Fabrizio Maronta

Presenting the special Vatican issue of Limes, the Italian journal of geopolitics

Moderator: Eric Terzuolo

President, US-Italy Global Affairs Forum

Coffee will be available beginning at 5:00, and the panel discussion will start promptly at 5:30.

Please RSVP to

With the kind support of

Italians in DC, the National Italian American Foundation, and

Krumiri Rossi bakeries.

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