18 May. The Economist correspondent on US, UK and Italian politics.
British journalist and long-time observer of life, economics and politics in Italy, John Hooper will be the guest speaker at the May lunch of the American Business Group, the networking circle for English-speaking professionals who do business in Italy.
“Has the world taken leave of its senses?” is the title of the talk by the author of best-seller The Italians. Copies of the book will be available for sale and for signing.
In 1994, Hooper was posted to Rome as southern Europe correspondent for the Guardian and subsequently The Observer.
From 1999 to 2003, Hooper was the Guardian and Observer's central Europe correspondent based in Berlin. He investigated the plotting of the 9/11 attacks by Mohammed Atta and his Hamburg cell and reported from Afghanistan later in 2001 on the end of the battle of Tora Bora and the defeat of al-Qaida. Two years later, Hooper returned to Rome as Italy correspondent for The Economist and the Guardian.
Tuesday 16 May is the deadline to sign up on the ABGM website for a place at the lunch, held in the Hotel dei Cavalieri in Piazza Missori.