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Italy and Japan. The Population Challenge, Sustainable Demographics for Flourishing Societies
Italy and Japan. The Population Challenge, Sustainable Demographics for Flourishing Societies
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
  • Giovanni Lo Storto

    Giovanni Lo Storto è Direttore Generale della Luiss Guido Carli, laureato in Economia e Commercio nel 1994.

    Consigliere di Amministrazione indipendente di minoranza di Pirelli e C. SpA., membro del Comitato Controllo, Rischi, Sostenibilità e Corporate Governance, del Comitato Strategie e del Comitato Parti Correlate. È Consigliere di Amministrazione indipendente in doValue e Presidente del Comitato nomine e membro del Comitato per la remunerazione. È membro del Consiglio di Amministrazione della rivista Internazionale, della rivista Formiche, della Fondazione Mediterraneo e di varie altre Società. È componente del Comitato di Gestione della Fondazione Italia Sociale e Vice Presidente Esecutivo e membro del CdA di LA4G. Cofounder dell’acceleratore di impresa LuissEnlabs, ha curato per Rubbettino nel 2014 l’edizione italiana del libro “Jugaad Innovation” e nel 2016 “Frugal Innovation”. Nel 2017 è stato pubblicato il suo libro “EroStudente”.

    Giovanni Lo Storto
  • Tsukasa Hirota

    Mr. Tsukasa Hirota is Minister, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Japan in Italy since September 2020. Mr. Hirota is a career diplomat having widespread knowledge and experience in almost all of the fields of foreign diplomacy. He joined the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1992 and later graduated with an MA in East Asian Studies from Yale University. He has served in various positions overseas including Embassies in Canada, Indonesia and Australia. Following his post as Director of the Humanitarian Assistance and Emergency Relief Division of the International Cooperation Bureau, Mr. Hirota was assigned to Hong Kong as Deputy Consul-General in 2017. During his tenure, he intensively expanded exchanges between Hong Kong and Japan in the fields of economy, education and culture as well as provided consular services during times of social turmoil and current COVID-19.

    Tsukasa Hirota
  • Ryuichi Tanaka

    Ryuichi Tanaka is Professor of Economics at the Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo. Currently he is also a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) and Deputy Editor in Chief of “Social Science Japan Journal”. His previous appointments were Associate Professor at National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Assistant Professor at Osaka University.

    He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from New York University in 2004. The main focus of his research is on education economics and labor economics. His research has been published in leading academic journals such as Journal of Public Economics and Labor Economics.

    Ryuichi Tanaka
  • Gian Carlo Blangiardo

    Professor Gian Carlo Blangiardo has been President of Istat (Italian National Institute of Statistics) since 4 February 2019. He has been teaching demography at the University of Milan “Bicocca” since 1998.

    His research work has focused on statistical methodology, demography and social statistics. He has been collaborating with various institutions for many years. He was President of the Istat Commission on the technical and methodological aspects of the 2001 Population Census (1999-2002) and member of the Committee for the estimation of absolute poverty (2006-2007).

    He has also been part of the Istat Commissions on the measurement of Wellbeing Beyond GDP (2011-2016) and for the definition of electoral constituencies (2015). He has authored more than 250 papers in several scientific journals.

    Gian Carlo Blangiardo
  • Roberto Bernabei

    Roberto Bernabei (Florence, 1952) is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome. He is also director of the School of Specialization in Geriatrics at the same university. In the past, he has been president of the Italian Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics, and a member of the European Academy for Medicine of Ageing. Last February, Professor Bernabei was appointed Pope Francis’ personal physician.

    Roberto Bernabei
  • Alfonso Giordano

    Alfonso Giordano is Adjunct Professor of Political Geography; Demography and Social Challenges; and Population, Environment and Sustainability at Luiss University, and Associate Professor (qualified as full professor) of Economic and Political Geography at Niccolò Cusano University. He has been the Head of the International Relations at the Italian Geographical Society, Affiliate Researcher at the Institute of European Studies of the Free University of Brussels and Scientific Expert at the Permanent Representation of Italy to the European Union. His main fields of research cover population geography, international migrations, sustainable development, and the interactions between demography and geopolitical economy.

    Alfonso Giordano
  • Antonio Golini

    A member of the Italian “Accademia dei Lincei”, Antonio Golini is an Emeritus Professor of Demography at Sapienza University of Rome, where he has taught for more than 50 years, and former Professor of Sustainable development at Luiss University. He has been the President of Istat (Italian National Institute of Statistics) and also Chairman of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development. He has been representing Italy within the OECD Migration Working Party in Paris, from 1983 to 2000. In the 1980s he was member and head of many scientific commissions within Istat. In 1980 he founded and started directing the “Istituto di ricerche sulla popolazione” (“Institute for research on population”) within the Italian National Research Council (Cnr). He has authored dozens of papers in several scientific journals.

    Antonio Golini
  • Maria Rita Testa

    Maria Rita Testa joined Luiss University as Associate Professor in Demography in October 2020. She previously held positions at the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Senior Researcher), and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Adjunct Professor). She has been Senior Fellow at the European University Institute, Fernand Braudel Program, Scientific Board Member of the European Doctoral School of Demography and Adjunct Professor at Lumsa University, Pontifical Gregorian University, and Sapienza University. Her research interests include reproductive decision-making, family, fertility, environmental change, social sustainability, life course analysis, and panel/multilevel data analysis.

    Among others, her research findings have been published in Population and Development Review, European Journal of Population, Demographic Research, Population Research and Policy Review, and Population and Environment.

    Maria Rita Testa
  • Marco Valerio Lo Prete

    Marco Valerio Lo Prete is a journalist at Tg1, the main news show on the Italian public television (RAI). He regularly writes about foreign policy for the national news agency “Public Policy”. In 2019, along with Professor Antonio Golini, former President of Istat, he wrote “Italiani poca gente. Il Paese ai tempi del malessere demografico” (Luiss University Press), a book on the Italian demographic crisis. He has also translated books from American authors such as Tyler Cowen and Joshua Green into Italian. He was Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the national newspaper “Il Foglio” until 2016 and he has also worked for the national radio broadcaster “Radio Radicale”.

    Marco Valerio Lo Prete
  • Maria Gioia Vienna

    Maria Gioia Vienna currently teaches Japanese Language and Literature at the University for Foreigners of Siena. Her main research interests are Japanese literature at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, the issue of human rights within Japanese literature, Japanese language teaching and the creation of teaching materials to acquire language skills that can be used in the internationalization process of small and medium-sized Italian companies. She collaborates with Waseda University in Tokyo and has lengthy experience as a literary translator. 

    Maria Gioia Vienna
  • Francesca Maria Corrao

    Francesca Maria Corrao is Professor of Arabic Language and Mediterranean History and Culture, Director of the SoG Master MISLAM (Economy and Institution of ME Countries) at Luiss University and Member of the Ethos Observatory Executive Committee at Luiss Business School.  She served as professor of Arabic and Director of the International Relation Master at the Napoli “L’Orientale” University (2006-2011) and professor of Arabic History (IULM University in Milan 2014/20) and Anthropology of Islamic Countries (Catholic University of the Holy Heart in Milan 2002/4). Among her publications: States, Actors and Geopolitica Drivers in the Mediterranean, Palgrave; Islam, Religion and Politics, Luiss University Press; Islam, State and Modernity. Mohammed Abed Al-Jabri and the Future of the Arab World, Eds. Z. Eyadat, F.M. Corrao, M. Hashas, Palgrave;  L’Islam non è terrorismo, Il Mulino; Le Rivoluzioni Arabe. La transizione Mediterranea, Mondadori.

    Francesca Maria Corrao