June 10, 1999

CIVITAS Palermo World Congress 
Palermo, Italy, June 18-21, 1999
 Strengthening the Global Movement to Build a Culture of Lawfulness
Through Education

The CIVITAS Palermo World Congress in Palermo, Italy, from June 18-21 - sponsored by CIVITAS International, the City of Palermo, and the Italian Ministry of Education - will bolster the international campaign for education for democracy and showcase the Palermo experience as a model of civic reform.  First Lady of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton, Mayor of Palermo Leoluca Orlando, President designate of the European Commission Romano Prodi, Nobel Prize winner for Literature Wole Soyinka, and Italian Minister of Public Education Luigi Berlinguer will join hundreds of educators and civic leaders from 55 countries to discuss strategies for building global support for education to strengthen a culture of democracy and lawfulness, combat crime, and empower citizens.

What: Scene-Setter Briefing, hosted by CIVITAS International - CIVITAS Palermo World Congress and highlights of important programs and initiatives being carried out in many countries through the CIVITAS network

Who:   Leoluca Orlando,Mayor of Palermo, Italy (via digital video conference from Palermo)
 Balazs Hidveghi, Executive Director, CIVITAS International (via dvc from Palermo)
 Penn Kemble, Acting Director, United States Information Agency 

When: Tuesday, June 15, 1999, at 2:00 pm

Where:  USIA Foreign Press Center, 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 898, National Press Building, Washington, DC   


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