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Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from and how our food choices affect the world around us. Since its beginnings, Slow Food has grown into a global movement involving millions of people, in over 150 countries, working to ensure everyone has access to good, clean and fair food.  Slow Food believes food is tied to many other aspects of life, including culture, politics, agriculture and the environment. Through our food choices we can collectively influence how food is cultivated, produced and distributed, and as a result bring about great change.
 
Entomologist and a close associate of Giorgio Celli, creator of the spin-off of the University of Bologna EUGEA (Urban Ecology Gardens and Environment), of which he is president. In his card on TEDx Bologna it reads: "Social Entrepreneur, with his start-up, he wants to help people rebuild biodiversity in the areas most affected by this problem, the cities".
 
Felice Adinolfi is Professor of Economics and Rural Appraisal at University of Bologna. Since 2014 he is member of the Steering Committee of the EU Scientific Programme for Expo 2015 at European Commission Joint Research Centre. From January 2010 to January 2012 he held the position of Scientific expert assisting the European Parliament Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.
He has published more than 80 papers that have featured in international peer-reviewed journals, and scientific books on the field of agricultural economics and policy. He is reviewer for several agricultural economics journals. Since 1st of January 2013 is Member of the CIHEAM’s Advisory Board. He has been Member of the Nomisma Scientific Board. Since 2011 he is Co-editor in Chief of the “International agricultural policy” journal on mayor journal. 
Dialogue is the quarterly magazine of AGI, the Agenzia Giornalistica Italia (Italian Journalistic Agency), published in both Arabic and English. The magazine aims to promote dialogue between Italy and the Arab world and foster mutual understanding between the two cultures via in-depth articles covering geopolitics, economics, culture and art.
 
 
The Slow Food representative for Latin American countries including Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, and Cuba, Andrea Amato is also project manager of the Slow Food Presidium brand for coffee in that area, a role that includes protecting the biodiversity of coffee and promoting the work of small-scale coffee producers.
Roberto Arditti is the managing director for Exponet. He earned his degree in economics and business from Bocconi University in Milan. He was director of the radio station RTL 102.5 from 1992 to 1997 and then directed the radio program "L'Indignato Speciale" (The Special Indignant) with Andrea Pamparana and Fulvio Giuliani. He was also one of the writers of "Porta a Porta" for the Rai 1 TV station from 1997 to 2001 and then again from 2002 to 2007. In November 2007 he published the book "Obiettivi Quasi Sbagliati" (Almost Missed Targets), published by Sperling & Kupfer, and dedicated to 13 stories of victims of terrorism in the "years of lead". From 2007 to 2010 he was editor of the newspaper Il Tempo. He is currently Director of Institutional Affairs of Expo 2015 S.p.A.
Journalist, today works at Press Office of Comune di Milano. Always involved on environmental themes and international cooperation issues, he worked for Italian and foreign NGO like Legambiente and Children in Crisis, writing about these subject matter on many newspaper. In his last book "La tempesta migratoria" ("The migratory Storm") he debates on the deep relationship between climate change and migratory phenomenon, and on social adn economical consequences.
The Slow Food representative for Latin American countries including Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay, where she oversees all the association’s projects regarding biodiversity and the expansion of the network of Slow Food and Terra Madre.
Professor of General Pathology at the Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Salerno, Adjunt Professor at Temple University's College of Science and Technology, Philadelphia (USA) and currently President of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine at the University of Salerno. A Physician and Surgeon, specialized in Endocrinology. Prof. Bifulco is involved in Biology and Molecular Pathology and Clinical teaching and research activities and is the author of over 170 scientific papers - published in prestigious medical journals such as Nature, NEJM, PNAS, and Embo. He has written several scientific articles on the subject of health, the environment and research for Italian newspapers and periodicals such as Il Sole24ore, La Repubblica, L’Espresso, La Stampa, la Città and Galileo.
A freelance journalist, Bonanata collaborates with the press office of Eutelsat and the editorial information team at Radio Vaticana. Without ever deserting the microphone or the satellite, he continuously follows the evolution of media systems and writes for Millecanali, the long-running Italian broadcast monthly.
 
She earned a degree in Chemistry at the  University of Pavia and  has been awarded  honorary degrees in Pharmacy and Medicine. The Order of Mertit of Labour (Italian knighthood) has been bestowed upon her. She is President and CEO of the Bracco Group, President Expo 2015 SpA and Commissioner General of Section for the Italian Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015. Diana Bracco is also Vice President for Research and Innovation of Confindustria, and serves as a board member for the following organizations:  the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture and Crafts of Milan, Filarmonica della Scala Orchestra Milan, Accademia Teatro alla Scala , University Bocconi and Museo Poldi Pezzoli.
Born in Milan in 1949, Letizia Brichetto Arnaboldi Moratti was the first RAI Chairwoman (1994-1996) and the first woman Mayor of Milan (2006-2011). As such, she won the organization of the 2015 Universal Exposition. Minister of Education, University and Scientific Research from 2001 to 2006, Co-Founder of Fondazione San Patrignano, currently she is a Board member of the G8 Social Impact Investment Task Force and of the International Board of the Movement for Positive Economy founded by Jacques Attali.
 
Founder and president of the Earth Policy Institute, an interdisciplinary organization whose purpose is to develop plans for a sustainable future. About 30 years ago he contributed to the definition of the concept of sustainable development. He was the founder and president for 26 years at the Worldwatch Institute, considered the most authoritative observatory  on trends about our planet’s environment. During his career he has published more than 50 books, that have been translated into over 40 languages​​, and has received 25 honorary degrees. He was established by the Washington Post as "one of the most influential thinkers of the world."
 
As the Advocacy and Campaigning Officer, Diego is responsible for relations with Expo Milano 2015. An expert in nutritional campaigning for Cesvi where he has worked since 2009 he was also a Project Manager in Laos and Libya, responsible for coordinating and managing projects of nutrition and food safety. At the presentation of the Global Hunger Index 2014 he provided illustrative examples that challenge hidden hunger: a project that Cesvi is conducting in central Somalia.
A director and photographer, Enrico Carlesi established a name for himself working in film and television. He has made several documentaries for companies such as Gruppo Fiat, Giugiaro, Rizzoli, La Stampa, San Paolo Audiovisivi, and Ferrero. For Rai Radio Two he has presented radio shows, and in recent years has made films on various Slow Food projects. His broad and varied experience includes collaborations with the Dams of Turin University and with the International Academy of Arts and Media in Turin.
Editor in chief for LifeGate.it, he has been the promoter of Gaia and collaborated with Quark and Focus. In the year 2000 he was fortunate enough to stumble upon the a pamphlet on food pollution, “Quattro sberle in padella” (Four Slaps in the Pan), he followed with six other books; the latest of which is titled “100 domande sul cibo” (100 Questions on Food). To answer even just some of these questions, he  contributes to  this site for Expo Milano 2015.
 
Jessica Carter is the Managing Editor of Aspenia online, the online journal on international affairs of Aspen Institute Italia. She is also Web Communications and Content Advisor at Aspen and is a member of the Italian National Order of Professional Journalists.
After studying physics at the University of Milan, he began collaborating with several magazines including, since 1993, Focus. He became editor in chief of Focus Storia in 2008 and  in 2010 editor in chief of Geo.
 
Journalist and wine critic, Annalisa was, for six years, managing editor of the Profilo Salute, the health and medicine magazine, and director of Paginafood for two years. She co-authored with Paolo Marchi on his book XXL, Le 50 ricette che hanno allargato la mia vita, published by Mondadori and writes for Gazzetta Gastronomica and Identità Golose.
 
Germano Celant, historian, art critic and theorist has managed hundreds of exhibitions around the world and published over a hundred books and catalogs. Director of the Fondazione Prada in Milan since 1995, Celant is also curator of the Fondazione Aldo Rossi in Milan, curator of the Fondazione Emilio e Annabianca Vedova in Venice. He was Senior Curator of the Contemporary Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York from 1989 to 2008; Artistic Director of the first Florence Biennale in 1996; Director of the 47th Venice Biennale in 1997; Artistic Supervisor of Genova 2004 - European Capital of Culture, as well as many other exhibitions. As a long-standing contributing editor of "Artforum" and "Interview", Celant regularly collaborates with "L’Espresso" and "Interni". In 1987, he was awarded the Frank Jewett Mather Award, the highest recognition in America made to art critics, and in 2013 was awarded The Agnes Gund Curatorial Award by Independent Curators International.
 
The editor of the Slow Food magazine until 2012, Silvia Ceriani also managed the "TerraMadre" and "Narrazioni" collections for the Slow Food publishing house. She now works in the Slow Food Communications Office where she oversees the annual online Slow Food Almanac which is published in six languages and covers the entire Slow Food network worldwide, as well as being responsible for the various websites, and promotional campaigns.
 
L’Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo di Bari (The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari)
(IAMB) is a center of post-graduate training, applied scientific research and  design of operations  in partnership with the territory under the programs of international cooperation, operates in four areas: management of soil and water resources, integrated protection of Mediterranean fruit and vegetable crops, organic farming and Mediterranean agriculture and also food and sustainable rural development.
 
 
Resident in Positano, the pearl of the Amalfitana Coast. In 2013 she dedicated herself to the world of Food and in 2014 began her adventures as a food blogger (Rose Passion). This passion led her to widen and deepen her knowledge, to the point where her talent was noticed by Ristoworld Italy, where she currently carries out her profession as an Event&Media Press freelance operator in Campania. Food, photography, art, literature and love for the Mediterranean are the major enthusiasms which attract her to Expo Milano 2015.
 
Chair in public policy at Crawford School of public policy. Prior to this, he was distinguished university professor of sustainability, in the Institute for sustainable solutions at Portland State University. Before moving to PSU, he was the Gund professor of ecological economics and founding director of the Gund Institute for ecological economics at the University of Vermont. Dr. Costanza is also currently a senior fellow at the national council on science and the environment, Washington, DC, and a senior fellow at the Stockholm Resilience Center. Dr. Costanza is the author or co-author of over 500 scientific papers and 23 books. His specialties include: ecological economics, landscape ecology, ecological modeling, ecological design, energy analysis. 
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE® Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 190,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit www.3ds.com.
Marta Dassù is Senior Director of European Affairs at The Aspen Institute and Editor-in-Chief of Aspen Institute Italia’s journal, Aspenia. She was Italy’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs from November 2011 to February 2014. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Finmeccanica, Executive President of Women for Expo and Vice President of The Center for American Studies in Rome.
She sits on the Board of Directors of IAI (Istituto Affari Internazionali), as well as on the Board of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. She is member of the Advisory Council of the  European Policy Centre in Brussels and a member of the scientific committee of the LUISS School of Government in Rome. She is a regular contributor to the Italian newspaper La Stampa. And is the author of various books and essays.
Born in Milan she earned her degree in Foreign Languages ​​and Literature, specializing in web publishing, and event organization. She has always worked in the publishing and cultural environments and writing for her is special a pleasure. Expo Milano 2015 contains some of her greatest passions: love of the land, nature and food.
 
A research fellow of Bologna University, she has worked with Professor Adinolfi since 2007. She earned the title of Master of Science in Agri-food Marketing at IAMZ-CIHEAM (Spain) and  holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics and Food Policy from the University of Bologna. Author of scientific peer-reviewed articles published in national and international journals and she has written a number of scientific books dealing with subjects of economics and agricultural policy. Her key areas of research are EU Agricultural Policy and Agribusiness Marketing, with a particular focus on Consumer Behavior.
 
Food urbanist, architect and urban planner, she was assistant to Roberto D'Autilia, a professor of architecture at the University of Roma Tre, with-whom she Conducted research for her thesis on the identification of a metabolic constant and a scaling law for growth in harmony with the surrounding ecosystem. She plays the violin, and just bought one of violins made ​​in Cremona.
Milanese with Sardinian and Portuguese origins, born in 1977. Freelance journalist, she has a degree in Philosophy and Educational Sciences and for this site she is writing for the Lifestyle and Culture sections. She has always had a fondness for everything related to personal growth, environmental issues and sustainable lifestyles (although when traveling she cannot give up the plane). She is a conscious and attentive consumer and hates shopping. She dresses thanks to swap parties she arranges with her friends.
Fashion designer and successful entrepreneur, he is considered a style icon and a symbol of Made in Italy throughout the world. He is also known as the "king of jeans" for having transformed jeans, to follow the contours of the women’s body. He has conquered the women’s clothing of the world and created a new trend. Fiorucci has opened innovative stores in every part of the world, such as in New York where, since 1976, his store served many international celebrities: Lou Reed, Madonna, Andy Warhol, Bianca Jagger and Grace Jones.  He has been a vegetarian for several years and is a supporter of animal rights and a responsible nutrition.

As a professional photographer and photo editor, Barbara enjoys expressing time, society and life as it unfolds through photography. She earned her degree in theatre direction from the Scuola Internazionale di Teatro Arsenale di Milano and specialized in journalistic photography and photo editing at the Italian Institute of Photography. She has curated the online imagery for art exhibitions by Contrasto, Electa, Fondazione Mazzotta and Mondadori. She is also a published photographer for Vogue Italy and has created photographic projects for international associations of social promotion.

 
CEO of the Women’s Forum, Jacqueline previously held senior management roles in the private sector: Cegos, Air France and Vivendi (Nexity-SFR), Veolia (SNCM) and in the public sector as a counselor for the French Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade. She founded the famous international Ramatuelle Festival of Theatre and also founded several international Photo Festivals, and Chairman of Figures of Peace, an international association promoting the photos of living Nobel Peace Prize Winners. She produced several films on the theatre and authored several books and catalogues.
She received several distinctions (Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, Officier du Mérite National, Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur) from the French Government. She is a board member of Vranken Pommery and Lucas Carton.
Benedetta Frare is head of communications at Fairtrade Italy, the consortium that represents the international Fairtrade mark of certification in Italy. Passionate about all things organic and on sustainability, Frare has worked for several companies in the sector and for non-profit organizations as a consultant and editor.
José Graziano da Silva is the Director-General of FAO since 2012. He has worked on food security, rural development, and agriculture issues for over 30 years, most notably as the architect of Brazil’s Zero Hunger (Fome Zero) programme. The UN participation in Expo Milano 2015 is coordinated by the UN Rome-based agencies, FAO, IFAD and WFP, under the leadership of Graziano da Silva. The FAO Director-General has actively promoted Expo Milano and the UN System’s participation in the next World’s Fair through a number of events over the past 2 years. He is also a key contributor to the Milan Charter.

Paola Guidi, from Milan but with roots in Ferrara, is a law graduate who has studied macroeconomics. A journalist and a writer, following a “fantastic” experience in writing crime news pieces for daily local newspapers and evening press such as Corriere Lombardo and La Notte, she finds home technologies and begins to travel, visiting international exhibitions, companies and research centers. She writes for Der Spiegel, La Repubblica, Il Messaggero, Il Resto del Carlino, Expansion, and Epoca.
 Cultural anthropologist, PhD and visiting lecturer at the University of Cagliari; working as a researcher and educator. Her work deals with the anthropology of food, rural development, agro-biodiversity and agri-food heritage. She has authored some sixty scientific publications including the essay, Antropologia del mangiare e del bere (Anthropology of eating and drinking) (2009) and she directs the editorial series Ciborama, often collaborating with local and national newspapers and broadcasters.
 
Professor in Water Management at the University of Twente, the Netherlands. He holds an MSc degree, cum laude, in Civil Engineering and a PhD degree in Policy Analysis, both from Delft University of Technology. He has led a variety of interdisciplinary research projects and advised governments, civil society organizations, companies and multilateral institutions like Unesco and the World Bank. As creator of the water footprint concept and water footprint assessment, Hoekstra laid the foundation of a new interdisciplinary research field, addressing the relations between water management, consumption and trade. Hoekstra is the founder of the Water Footprint Network, he’s author of several scientific publications and he developed various educational tools, including the river basin game and the globalization of water role play.
She has worked in executive search for twenty years and since 2001 oversees and guides the development of Governance Consulting of Italy, in order to increase the use of good business management practices. She advises family businesses on education and their responsibility for business continuity. Along with this professional activity, she has always simultaneously devoted herself to social issues. Since 2012, she has been president of OXFAM ITALY, one of the most important NGOs in the world, specialising in humanitarian aid and defending the rights of the weakest.
 
ICEI is a non-profit organization engaged in the field of international solidarity, cooperative development, and research and training. The scope of its actions is focused particularly on respect for human rights, the protection of cultural diversity and helping to build a sustainable economy based on the principles of reciprocity and solidarity. ICEI works to protect land rights, foster rural development and ensure food security in countries of the southern hemisphere. Through its projects it promotes the conservation of biodiversity, the use of renewable energy and the development of environmentally-friendly production activities.
As a child, some years ago, she spent her life with a Milanese father and a Parisian mother. Even today it is divided between these two tricolors, but her spirit has always been star-spangled. She has traveled the world into which she has brought three daughters. Her heart is all for them and for her work. Fashion, design, celebrities: these are her taliking points as a teacher and her passions. And then she writes.
She has a degree in International Economics from the University of Trieste and is passionate about photography. She has been a longtime contributor to lifestyle, food and wine magazines and conducted interviews with personalities from the world stage. A freelance journalist and photographer, she has published books with Hoepli, Feltrinelli and Skira.
 
Photographer and photo editor. A friend got him involved with this Expo adventure and he agreed with the enthusiasm of a guy in his 20’s. Now at Exponet, he channels his passion and his photography skills into capturing images, then selecting and preparing them in a variety of formats, but only up to a certain point, because Francesca and Zombie are waiting for him at home.
He was elected as Lombardy Regional Councillor in 2010, and again in 2013. On May 2, 2013 he became undersecretary for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies in the Letta government. On February 22, 2014 he was sworn in as Minister of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies in the Renzi government. From July 1, 2014 he held the post of President-in-Office of the European Agriculture and Fisheries Council, during the 6-month Italian Presidency of the EU Council.
Founder and Chairwoman of Human Foundation, created to support social innovation and social investment projects, and President of the MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts. Graduated cum laude in Economic Policy at “La Sapienza” University of Rome, she was awarded an H.C. degree from the John Cabot University in 2000. In July 2003, she received the title of "Officer de la Legion d' Honneur”. Member of the Italian Parliament from 1994 to 2012 she has held the position of Minister of Culture (1998- 2001) and Minister of Youth Policies and Sport (2006-2008). Active member of several Networks for the empowerment and a wider presence of women in public life. Chair women of the Italian Advisory Board to the G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce since 2013.
Journalist, environmental historian, and author of “I pionieri dell'ambiente" (The Environmental Pioneers) published by Carabà edizioni and "Storia ambientale" (Environmental History) published by Teti editore. He is director of the book series "Ecoalfabeto-I libri di Gaia" (Ecoalphabet-The Books of Gaia) published by Stampa Alternativa.
 
 
Serena Milano is General Secretary of the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity. The Foundation was founded in 2003 to respond to the need to coordinate and transparently fund the Presidia and other Slow Food projects to protect food biodiversity.
Co-director of ExpoNet. Scientific director and head of the socio-environmental initiatives of LIFEGATE since 2002, he is the founder and director of Zero Impact®, the first Italian project in the fight against climate change. A past member of the Committee for the EcoLabel and EcoAudit and a board member of ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment), CESI Research and ERSE. He is a speaker on issues of sustainability and innovation and is passionate about start-ups and those who follow their dreams.
Editor of  Iceigeo, the communication branch of  ICEI, and the online magazine Dialoghi.info. He  is also working with the Chair of the History of Cinema at the University of Milan. He is an art historian, loves animals, sports, and good wine, though not necessarily in that order. He has written for numerous magazines and publishing houses. Tour guides and a cosmopolitan cookbook are counted among his publications. 
 
Edie Mukiibi is Vice President of Slow Food International, and is a member of the organization's Executive Committee. For a number of years he has coordinated many of the activities that Slow Food carries out in Africa, such as the 10,000 food gardens project.
For five years he has lived in the vibrant city of Milan, but he has pure Naples running through his veins. As Art Director at the creative agency, The Big Now, he's constantly alive to a universe that measures less than five centimeters. An eternal child, for him, everything that moves can be rendered in an animated format.
Photographer and journalist, since 2007 is the editor in chief of Fotoup.net, a tech portal about photography and Witness Journal, the first italian magazine about photo journalism. He also run FotoUp Agency, a photo agency offering a value-added range of services for visual communication projects. Teacher of photojournalism, he cooperate as consultant with Canon, Fujifilm and Sony Italia for training and learning activities, mostly through workshop, seminars and web applications. Since 2013 is the managing director of My-Loft, a photographic gallery and studio located in the centre of Milan.
HSH Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi, Prince of Monaco.
 
Entrepreneur and CEO of Dotsub, the leading technology and services provider powering video viewing via captions and translations as subtitles in any language to increase access, engagement and global reach, based in New York City. He is also a member of the Faculty of, and Advisor to the Singularity University, an interdisciplinary university whose mission is to assemble, educate and inspire leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies in order to address humanity’s grand challenges. He is the Founder of Network Society Research, a London based global non-profit, creating a vision and analytical tools to allow individuals, enterprises and the society to deal positively with the unstoppable change towards decentralized technologies.
Architect and freelance journalist, graduated with honors from Turin Polytechnic in 2004, followed in 2010 by a PhD in History of Architecture and Town Planning. Since 2007 she has been a member of the Editorial Board of the Giornale dell’Architettura, for which she is section director, carries out research and writes critical essays. She is involved with marketing strategy for multifunctional agricultural enterprises and with engineering innovation. She also collaborates with young ICT entrepreneurs in defining forms of creative narration in the application domains of e-Learning, e-Participation and Cross-media Communication.
Claudia Parzani is President of Valore D since June 2013. She is also partner in Linklaters since 2007 in the Capital Markets department and at a global level she is part of the Consumer task force and heads up the Luxury sub-group. She sits as a non executive member in the board of directors of Allianz S.p.A. and Borsa Italiana S.p.A. In 2012, she was selected as female lawyer of the year by Top Legal; in 2013 nominated by Financial Times as one of the 10 most innovative legal professionals in Europe; in 2014 listed third among Italy’s most powerful lawyers by Legal Community; in 2015 awarded “Lawyer of the Year – Equity Capital Markets” by Legal Community.
 
Valore D
Valore D is the first association of large companies formed in Italy in order to support women’s leadership in the corporate world. Our mission is to support and increase women’s representation in top positions in major Italian companies through tangible and concrete actions. Funded in 2009 by 12 enlightened companies, it now has 143 members.
A freelance journalist, she has worked in radio and in print media. She loves stories, those told in books and those told by people – which at times could be the same thing. She likes to explore and to discover who is trying to do something nice for himself and for the world. She has an obsessive love for words, for their sound, their weight and their kindness.
 
Architect and PhD researcher in History of Architecture and Town Planning, she graduated from Turin University after periods studying in Oxford and Moscow. A collaborator with the Giornale dell’Architetttura since 2003, she also writes articles for Italian and international magazines. She teaches in secondary school and also in the Turin Faculty of Architecture. From 2003 to 2005 she was assistant director of the Contemporary Architecture Center in Moscow, and has worked in Italy and Russia both as an architect and as an event organizer. Mother of Anna and Arturo, she is also a passionate cook and a member of a Solidarity Purchase Group.
President of Mexico. Mexican politician and member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, Peña Nieto studied law at the University Panamericana, and earned a master's degree in Business Administration at the Monterrey Institute for Technology and Higher Education.
Environmental journalist, he was born to be a blogger. He graduated in International Relations from the University of Milan. His studies and the work led him to closely follow all developments relating to climate change. He considers global warming the greatest threat that humanity must face in order to begin to build a more just world. For Exponet of Expo Milano 2015, he is concerned with sustainability and the economy.
Even though passionate about philosophy and with photography always on his mind, he graduated in physics. Yet, he could not postpone his longing anymore and now he fills his days with images. He founded the photo association Gruppo Fotografico Progetto Immagine and has co­ordinated its annual Festival of Ethical Photography since he created it. He currently works as a reportage photographer and photojournalist, developing projects in the field of photographic communication, mul­timedia and collaborative photography. He also organizes courses and workshops.
Architect and engineer by training, Carlo Ratti works in Italy and teaches at MIT, where he directs the SENSEable City Lab. Has coauthored more than 250 publications and is the holder of several patents. His works have been exhibited in several exhibitions around the world, including the Venice Biennale, MoMA in New York and the Maxxi in Rome. In the 2008 World Expo, his “Digital Water Pavilion” was hailed by Time Magazine as one of the “Best Inventions of the Year”. He was included in the list of the 25 People who will Change the World of Design  by Blueprint Magazine and he was in the 2012 Smart List: “50 people who will change the world” by Wired. He is the curator of the 'Future Food District' for Expo Milano 2015.
The journalistic staff for Expo Milano 2015 who gathers insights, interviews, and special investigations, to ensure a complete and comprehensive coverage on all the topics linked to the Universal Exposition: food and agriculture, sustainability, world hunger, use of resources, social issues, traditions and trends.
International Center for the defending the rights and promoting the potential of boys and girls.
 
Health economist graduated from Rome University. After carrying out his specialization in the Netherlands, he began his career working with NGOs and International Organizations. Following the experiences carried out abroad that enabled him to combine an interest in developing countries with research into prevention in the field of health, he arrived in Milan, Italy. And thanks to Expo Milano 2015 is now able to combine the importance of the issues addressed with his curiosity and thirst for a new experience.
Professor of International and Comparative Agricultural Policy and Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna. Founder and president of Last Minute Market, an academic spin-off of the University of Bologna.
 
Allergist and Immunologist, SMA Medical Director – (Medical Services Associates). Specialist in Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Scientific Director of Eurosalus, professor of nutrition for courses in the Master of Herbal Medicine of the University of Bologna and Milan. Active member of the New York Academy of Sciences and the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI). His most recent research concerns the immunological aspects of nutrition, which integrates the scientific aspects of classic and natural therapies, combining these two areas in his medical practice.
 
After graduating in Law, he went on to be a professional journalist with a career in communications spanning twenty years. He has written for the daily newspapers of L'Espresso publishing group, has penned radio scripts for Italian broadcaster, RAI, and set-up the press office for the Trieste Contemporanea Committee. From 2002 to 2006 he served as spokesman for Salvatore Settis and was Head of Communications at the Scuola Normale di Pisa. From 2006 he was in charge of Communications for Telecom Progetto Italia and then at Telecom Italia until 2013. He has taught journalism and communications at the Universities of Udine, Pisa, Parma, and Cattolica in Milan. He currently holds the position of Director of Corporate Communications and Institutional Relations for the Feltrinelli Group and is Secretary General of Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli. He is an Executive Director of Laboratorio Expo, an Expo Milano 2015 project that brings together some of the most respected opinions in the scientific community.
 
Emanuela Taverna is a professional journalist, who has significant experience in covering hot button issues in the field of sustainable development and green economy. From 2009 to 2013 she was editor-in-chief of the magazine and website GreenBusiness and formerly senior editor of the journal Food from 2002 to 2009. For the Sodalitas Foundation she was editor of the Libro d’oro della responsabilità sociale d’impresa 2014 (Golden Book of Corporate Social Responsibility 2014). She currently writes feature stories on food, retail and sustainability for a number of publications and manages content and events on these topics for a range of companies and foundations.
Claudio Tesauro, lawyer and President of Save the Chidren Italy, a non-profit organization owned by the International Save the Children Alliance, the largest independent organization for the defense and promotion of children's rights. Expert in European Community law, Claudio Tesauro is the President of the Italian Antitrust Association as well as the coordinator of the Antitrust and Regulatory Division of the firm Bonelli Erede Pappalardo, one of Italy’s leading law firms which has lawyers based in Brussels, Rome, Milan and London, of which he is executive partner and founder. He was graduated in Law and began his career in New York, obtaining a master's degree in Comparative Jurisprudence at New York University. Later he moved to Brussels, at the Division "Competition" of the European Commission's Legal Service. He has published several articles on law and antitrust. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Save the Children Italy since 2004 and is currently the President.
Marc Van Ameringen is Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), an international organization driven by the vision of a world without malnutrition. In 2014, Marc was awarded the WFP ‘Hunger Hero Award’ for efforts to combat world hunger and malnutrition. Marc is member of the GSK / Save the Children R&D Advisory Board, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Nutrition Advisory Board, and served on the Lancet Nutrition Series Advisory Committee, Institute of Medicine’s Committee on U.S. Commitment to Global Health, and as Vice Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Nutrition.
 
She has been President of ActionAid Italia since 2011 and is owner and CEO of the Distilleria Varnelli SpA, the historic spirits company founded in 1868. From 2011 to 2015 she served as President of the Consulta Agroalimentare di Confindustria Marche (the Council of Agribusiness of of the Marche Region Confindustria). She was  elected June 9, 2015 to be a  member of the Consiglio Superiore della Banca d’Italia (Senior Council of the Bank of Italy).
A professional journalist, she has worked for over 20 years for travel and tourism publications. In 2013 for Edizioni White Star publishers, she wrote the book "Italia in 80 meraviglie” ( Italy in 80 Wonders) and, in 2014, she contributed to the National Geographic Walking Guide series with her book , “Milano. Il meglio della città” (Milan. The Best of the City). Since the beginning of 2015, she has managed the contents of the WE-Women for Expo website.
Journalist, European citizen, born in 1973. He has worked for a variety of newspapers, magazines and news agencies and lived for several years in New York. He likes to go places without a fixed schedule or a definite date of return. He has worked in the areas of foreign policy, the economy and world news.  He is particularly attracted to anything that he does not know, his interests ranging from photography to sailing, running in the park in all weather conditions to skiing and dancing. Among his favorite dishes are squash prepared in almost any way.
 
Giorgio Zerbinati, who grew up along the banks of the River Po near Mantua, had his first brush with city life in Bologna. As a young man he went on to live for a while in Paris and Lisbon, but a series of circumstances finally brought him to Milan. Having never resolved his tug-of-war between science and the humanities, he writes about the environment and history.

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