STUDIES AND RESEARCH

1980
Degree in Architecture from the Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II” Result: Full honours degree with special mention
1989
Degree Honoris Causa in Engineering from Columbia University, USA
1990-2004
Participation in courses, seminars and meetings, collaboration in studies and researches for the dialogue between cultures and civilizations and for the promotion of the partnership in the Euro-Mediterranean area. It is worth mentioning, among others:
  • Presentation of the Appeal for  Peace in ex Yugoslavia (Naples, December 1994)
  • Presentation of the Appeal for Philosophy (Naples, December 1994)
  • Presentation of the Appeal for Water (Naples, Caserta, Rome, Benevento, 1995)
  • Presentation of the Appeal for the Sassi di Matera, the Gravine and the Alta Murgia (Matera, April 1995)
  • Presentation of the Appeal for the Goethe Institute  of Naples (Rome,  February 1996)
  • Presentation of the Appeal for Culture and Research in Southern Italy (Naples, March 1996)
  • Magisterial Lecture at the Universidad Complutense (Madrid, July 1996)
  • Inaugural Speech at the International Meeting “I Compiti degli intellettuali nell’Europa d’oggi” (Genoa, May 1996)
  • Presentation of the Appeal for Albania (Naples, March 1997; Strasbourg, April 1997)
  • Inaugural Speech at the International Meeting “Il portolano degli scambi” (Ajaccio, October 1997)
  • Presentation of the Appeal to the Peoples of South-Eastern Europe  (Naples, April 1999)
  • Contribution at Aspen Meeting on the Mediterranean (Taormina, July 1999)
  • Inaugural Speech at the « Rentrée solennelle de l’Académie de la Méditerranée » (Marseille, July 2000)
  • Publication of the volume “Napoli: centro storico e politica di piano” (Naples, 1994)
  • Publication of the volume “Quale Mediterraneo, quale Europa” (Naples, 1995)
  • Presentation of the Appeal for Palestine (Naples, February 2002)
  • Presentation of the Appeal for the Safeguard of the Mediterranean (Otranto, December 2002)
  • Presentation of the Appeal for Peace against a Permanent State of War (Chania – Creta, May 2003)
  • Publication of the volume “Ipotesi di vivibilità e sviluppo di una Medina mediterranea dal cuore antico” (Volume Il Fascino del Centro Antico - Naples, 2004)
  • Publication of the volume “Il mio Mediterraneo” (Naples, 2004-2005)
  • Presentation of the Appeal to the French electorate for a European Constitution (Naples, 10 May 2005)
  • Presentation of the Appeal “Srebrenica 1995-2005: a warning to Europe” (Naples, 6 June 2005)