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Italy and the Ukraine War: Prospects and Challenges for the Meloni Government.  

You are invited to a Webinar conversation with Dr. Jason Davidson.

Policymakers and analysts on both sides of the Atlantic watched Italy’s September 2022 elections with concern about the consequences of the election for Rome’s policy toward the Ukraine War. Over six months have passed, however, and Georgia Meloni’s government has continued her predecessor’s policy of support for Ukraine with striking consistency. Challenges remain, however, including the pro-Russian positions of many in her governing coalition, economic interests, and sentiment among the general public.

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When: May 9, 2023, 6:00 PM Mountain Time & 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

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Speaker Bio:

Dr. Jason Davidson

Jason Davidson, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, earned a Ph.D. (2001) and an M.A. (1999) in Government from Georgetown University and a B.A. (1996) in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley. 

He is a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Security Initiative and was awarded a UMW Waple Professorship for 2022-2024 for a project on the diverse threats NATO members face.   

Prof. Davidson is the author of four books: America’s Entangling Alliances: 1778 to the Present (Georgetown University Press, 2020); with Fabrizio Coticchia Italian Foreign Policy During Matteo Renzi’s Government: A Domestically-Focused Outsider and the World (Lexington Books, 2019); The Origins of Revisionist and Status-quo States (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) and America’s Allies and War: Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). His articles have been published in peer-reviewed academic journals such as Foreign Policy Analysis, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Contemporary Security Policy, Modern Italy, Security Studies, and The Nonproliferation Review.