TEDxPalermo - Giovanni Puglisi - Make way for youth
In 1968, after graduating in Arts, he became Assistant Professor of the History of Philosophy. He is Rector of the Libera Universit? di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM of Milan since 2001 and President of the Italian National Commission for UNESCO since 2004. He has been Dean of the Faculty of educational sciences at the University of Palermo (1979-1998), President of the Conference of Deans of educational science faculties (1983-1998) and Vice-President of the National Commission for the promotion of Italian Culture at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is President of Comparative literature course at University of Palermo (since 1993) and at the IULM University (since 1998). He is also President of the Fondazione Banco di Sicilia, President of the University council of literary criticism and comparative literature; Vice-president and member of the Council of the National Conference of Rectors (CRUI). He is also member of the board of Directors at the Institute of the Italian Encyclopaedia "G.Treccani", member of the Guarantos Committee of the Italian Academy for advanced studies in America of the Columbia University of New York. He has also been journalist since 1972. His areas of research are: aesthetics and philosophy, cultural and comparative studies, cultural policies, organisation and promotion of cultural heritage. Among his most recent publications are: Il grado zero dell'immagine. Rispecchiamenti dell'Io nell'Altro, with P. Proietti, Sellerio, Palermo, 2007, Palermo; Specchio di civilt? published by Enciclopedia Treccani, Le Citt? di Carta, with P. Proietti, Sellerio, Palermo, 2002;. He manages several book collections including "le parole e le cose" at Sellerio Editore. Since 2008 He edits two periodicals: "TerzOcchio" and "Poli-femo", Nuova serie di Lingua e Letteratura Milano. This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED. Thank You to Margherita Bruno for translation. This event is not being organized by the TED conferences — this is an independently organized TED event. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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