Lessons from the South of Italy and the response to Covid-19

May 28, 2020 226

Friday, June 5, 2020. 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm. 45 minutes lecture, 15 minutes Q & A. The webinar is $10 for all Filitalia members and non members. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online. The webinar will take place online through Cisco Webex Meetings. Organized by Filitalia International. The Italian Consiglio Superiore di Sanità (Public Health Council) declared Southern Italy's policy regarding the management of the Coronavirus problem to be an extraordinary success.

The country’s application of measures aimed at containing the spread of the pandemic were timely applied and largely respected in the Southern regions of Italy much more than in the Northern regions. And the numbers clearly highlight the success of such policy, rewarding both the local governments and the citizens.

Do you wish to know how this success was built? And in which modern and historical context the North and South regions of Italy complex coexistence? Do you want to see what competence, timely response, and compassion look like?

We will look at Napoli, as an example of Southern Italy’s excellence. We will enter inside of the only hospital in Italy where not even one doctor, nurse, or worker lost his or her life while saving the lives of their patients. Please join us in this heartwarming and illuminating discovery of Italy’s hidden gems that the current pandemic had brought to light!

About the Lecturers:

Antonio Paesano, Ph. D. Antonio was born and raised in Naples. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering and received his doctorate in Material Engineering from the University "Federico II" of Naples. After his academic studies, he moved to US in 1996. He currently is site lead in additive manufacturing of Boeing plant, near Philadelphia airport. Previously worked in Newark (DE) as scientist at University of Delaware and laboratory manager at Dow. He holds six patents, and authored two book chapters, and more than 50 technical publications. Interested in history and culture, especially related to Naples. Member of Filitalia International since 2015, he is vice president of New Castle County chapter, and leads committee responsible for Filitalia's newsletter.

Angela Cacciarru, Ph. D. Angela was born and raised in Italy, and has more than twenty years of experience as an instructor of Italian language and culture. She got her BA in Economics from the University of Cagliari, in Sardinia, where she also collaborated with a poetry magazine as an editor and author. She left Italy in 1990, and, since then, has developed an extensive international and multidisciplinary teaching background in the United States, Europe, and sub-Saharan Africa. She became an United States citizen in 2004. Her knowledge of Human Geography, her academic specialty since her Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been important in diversifying and broadening the content of her classes.

SOURCE: Filitalia International

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