The college of Sages

The role of providing the scientific and cultural address to the activities planned by the Foundation is guaranteed by the establishment of the College of Sages, authority of primary importance. Since its foundation in December 2012, from the date of his death, the Honorary Chairman was the Prof. Rita Levi Montalcini, Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1986 and a national member of the Accademia dei Lincei. The President is Prof. Adriano Giannola, President of the Association for the development of the South Italy. The vice presidency was entrusted to Prof. Eva Pfoestl, Director of the Magazone of Studies on Sustainability.

Currently, the College of Sages is made as follows:


Prof. Adriano Giannola – SVIMEZ President – Association for the development of the industry in the South Italy


Prof. Eva Pfoestl – Chief of the Magazine of Studies on Sustainability


Prof. Gennaro Ferrara – Dean of the University of Naples “Parthenope”

Prof. Marisa Ferrari Occhionero – Professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Statistics at University of Rome “La Sapienza”

Prof. Sebastian Maffettone – Director of the Department of Political Science and director of the Center for Ethics and Global Politics

Dott. Maurizio Marinella – Entrepreneur

Augusto Marinelli – Vice President of the Simone Cesaretti Foundation, and dean of the University of Florence

Prof. Mario Morcellini – Director of the Department of Communication and Social Research

Dr. Erwin Northoff – Officer, FAO

Prof. Claudio Quintano – Dean of the University of Naples “Parthenope”

Dott. Stefano Ribaldi – is Vice Director of RAI Education

Prof. Wolfgang Sachs – Senior Research Fellow at the Wuppertal Institute

Prof. Ranabir Samaddar – Director of Calcutta Reaserch Centre of Human Rights Prof. Carlo Alberto Campiotti – Head of the energy efficiency coordinating in the agro-industrial sector at ENEA – Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development.

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