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The Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea in conjunction with Harvard’s Sustainability Science Program have established a fellowship to support one Mid-Career Master in Public Administration student and one student in any of HKS's two-year degree programs. This fellowship provides tuition and fees support and an annual stipend for living expenses for incoming admitted Italian citizens who already have practical experience working on international environment and development policy issues and who intend to pursue careers in environment and development after graduation from the Kennedy School of Government. This fellowship was established to honor the legacy of Empedocle Maffia, a distinguished Italian, who held positions in academia, the public sector, and journalism.
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration candidate (2014)
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration candidate (2013)
Master in Public Policy candidate (2013)
Master in Public Administration in International Development candidate (2012)
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration candidate (2012)
Master in Public Administration candidate (2012)
Master in Public Administration (2011)
Master in Public Policy (2011)
Master in Public Administration (2011)
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration (2009)
Master in Public Administration in International Development (2008)
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration (2008)
Pietro Rabassi is an Empedocle Maffia Fellow in the Master in Public Administration Program at Harvard's Kennedy School. Pietro graduated with merit from Politecnico di Milano with a BSc in Management Engineering. He was a Unitech student at French Ecole Polytechnique. As an Alta Scuola Politecnica graduate, he holds a dual MSc degree in Management Engineering-Economics-Finance from Politecnico di Milano and Torino. Pietro is also an alumnus of Collegio di Milano. Pietro has worked as a business consultant at the strategy consulting firm Bain & Company on projects in different sectors across Europe. He has been personal assistant to different international dignitaries during their stays in Italy such as General Colin L. Powell, Garry Kasparov and The Rt Hon. Lord Patten of Barnes. From 2008 to 2010, Pietro worked as an associate environmental affairs officer for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in Geneva to create a financial-economic model in pollution monitoring for UNECE Member States (Europe, Central Asia and North America) and to service the different bodies of the Aarhus Convention and the Kiev Protocol in environmental matters. Pietro is a Junior Fellow of the Aspen Institute Italia. Pietro is an Italian and Greek national and speaks fluently Italian, Greek, English and French. His German and Spanish are intermediate and his Russian is basic.
Manfredi Caltagirone was an Empedocle Maffia Fellow in the Master in Public Administration Program at Harvard's Kennedy School (2011). From 2004 to 2009 he served as an expert in the Department of Environmental Research and Development at the Italian Ministry of Environment Land and Sea where he was part of the team established to follow environmental activities of the Italian G8 Presidency. Manfredi worked on policies issues related to climate change with a focus on technology transfer in the context of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change negotiations and on bioenergy and biofuels policy development both in developing and developed countries. He has been a Research Fellow at the International Bioenergy Initiative of the United Nations Foundation and coordinator of the Italian Ministry for the Environment offices in Albania and Macedonia where he was responsible for the cooperation on Kyoto Protocol implementation. He also worked in Brussels at the Italian Ministry for the Environment-European Union liaison office dealing with energy and environmental projects in the Balkan region. Manfredi holds a Law degree from the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" and speaks Italian, English and French.
Filippo Cavassini was an Empedocle Maffia Fellow in the Master of Public Policy Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (2011). His coursework focuses on regulatory policies and the role that regulation can play in facilitating sustainable development. Between 2003 and 2008, Cavassini worked on policy and operational support toward enhanced aid effectiveness at the World Bank. He co-authored “An Operational Approach to Assessing Country Ownership of Poverty Reduction Strategies,” an innovative study that develops an operational approach to the concept of country ownership, focusing on the role of the private sector, as well as the executive, the legislature and civil society, in development policy formulation. He contributed to the review “Enabling Country Capacity to Achieve Results,” assessing aid effectiveness in low-income countries and conducting related advisory and training activities for development professionals and government officials in Africa, Central Asia and Latin America. He co-authored the follow-up review “Results-Based National Development Strategies: Assessment and Challenges Ahead”, the source of benchmarking and monitoring for the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. He advised the AIDS coordination Global Task Team on harmonization of financing mechanisms. Prior to joining the World Bank, Cavassini worked as an analyst in the French National Assembly and a research assistant in the Parliamentary Office of the UK Federation of Small Businesses. Cavassini holds degrees in history and classics from the Universities of Bologna and Cambridge, as well as political science and international relations from the London School of Economics and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.
Chiara Salghini was an Empedocle Maffia Fellow in the Master in Public Administration Program at Harvard's Kennedy School (2011) and joint Master in Business Administration candidate at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated with Merit from the London School of Economics with an MSc in Law and Accounting (2005) and from Bocconi University in Italy with a BA in Law where she graduated cum laude (2004). Chiara was a financial analyst at UBS Investment Bank where she worked on several transactions in the utilities and renewable energy industries, including the merger of Enel and Endesa as well as the initial public offering of the Greek renewable energy company Terna Energy.