Is the Silvio Berlusconi era over? Professors Roberto D´Alimonte and Alessandro Chiaramonte think probably so. Yet, the picture looks fuzzy. After his conviction for tax fraud Berlusconi will not be prime minister again, but he is still the leader of the main party of the center-right. D´Alimonte and Chiaramonte will look at what happened in the last elections when the left was supposed to win and it didn´t and Beppe Grillo´s party the Five Star Movement became the largest party in the country. It will also try to analyze what might happen in the next few months. Are new elections around the corner? What role will Florence´s mayor Matteo Renzi play? Will Italy finally find a stable government?
6:00pm Introduction Ellyn Toscano, Executive Director NYU Florence
The End of the Berlusconi Era? Presentations by Alessandro Chiaramonte and Roberto D´Alimonte