Francesco Rutelli

Francesco Rutelli (Roma,1954) is currently the President of ANICA (Italian Association of Cinema, Audiovisual and Digital Companies). Married to the journalist and anchorwoman Barbara Palombelli; they have four children and two grandsons.Previously, he served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture of Italy (2006 - 2008) and the Mayor of Rome (1993 - 2001), elected with the highest popular support ever. Under his leadership, many crucial infrastructures, cultural venues and institutions were created. His recent books "Tutte le strade partono da Roma" (2020) and "Roma, Camminando" (2022) have been reprinted 6 times by publishing house Laterza.
Tuesday, October 11
1:00 pm - 1:40 pm

The Urgency of Doing

This year's Meridian theme is derived from Leonardo da Vinci’s words – “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” Join Denelle Dixon, SDF CEO and Executive Director, as she puts the urgency of doing in context and shares the stage with special virtual guests who embody this spirit.