David Horowitz is a composer who began playing piano at age 3. As a young adult, he played with Gil Evans and Tony Williams, and later became Composer in Residence at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.; he also arranged albums for Peter Allen, Carol Hall and others at Elektra Records.Read More
Darren Burris discovered his passion for education in the School District of Philadelphia as a math teacher and is currently the Director of Instruction for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) at Boston Collegiate Charter School in Boston, MA. He is currently a PARCC Educator Leader Fellow for the state of Massachusetts and was a member of the state model curriculum development team for high school mathematics.Read More
Hope Carlson is the Chief Development Officer of the San Diego Museum of Man, an anthropology museum dedicated to inspiring human connections by exploring the human experience. Hope has experience in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors and holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker Scholar.Read More
Called by Father Giussani to share in the responsibility of the leadership of the Movement, Father Julián Carrón has been President of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation since March 19, 2005, and Ecclesiastical Assistant to the Memores Domini since May 13, 2005.Read More
Vice-President of the Constitutional Court of Italy. Marta Cartabia, married, three children, is full professor of constitutional law and member of the Italian Constitutional Court (appointed September 2011, by President Giorgio Napolitano).
Since her PhD in Law (European University Institute 1993), she specialized in Italian and European Constitutional Law, Constitutional Justice and Protection of Fundamental Rights.
She taught in a number of Italian Universities and was visiting scholar and professor in France, Spain, Germany and US.
Dario Curatolo is an architect and visual designer. He is the creative director of Four in the Morning srl. He is art director of the House of Architecture in Rome for which he designed in 2013 the new visual identity. He was the art director and drew the visual identity of the Italian Pavilion at the 13th Biennale of Architecture in Venice in 2012, where he designed the video installation "Land-stories, the Italian countryside as a project."Read More
Jonathan Fields is a composer, music teacher and lecturer who in his career has explored many regions of the musical world. After graduating first in his class from Mannes College of Music in 1981, he joined David Horowitz Music Associates, one of the leading commercial music production companies in the world, and has been an award-winning composer of over a thousand television and radio spots.Read More
A journalist, Roberto Fontolan has worked extensively in print media (The Future, The Saturday) and Rai. He was director of the television group Il Sole 24 Ore. He teaches at the school of journalism at the Catholic University of Milan and heads the International Center of Communion and Liberation. He was director of Oasis, an international journal sponsored by the Patriarch of Venice Card. Angelo Scola. Roberto, along with Monica Maggioni, directed “The Beautiful Road,” a video marking the 60th anniversary of the birth of Communion and Liberation.Read More
Author and lecturer. Donna Freitas is the author of several fiction and nonfiction works. Over the years, she has written for national newspapers and magazines, including The Wall Street Journal,The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Newsweek.Read More
Professor Armando Fumagalli is Director of the Master’s program in Screenwriting, Fiction and Movies at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, where he is also Extraordinary Professor of Semiotics. He has taught screenwriting for many years, including at the Italian National School of Cinema. He is the author of several books on communications, the media, and the relationship between literature, cinema and television. He is also a development consultant for the Lux video TV production company.Read More
Jamel Gaines is the artistic director and founder of Creative Outlet Dance Theater of Brooklyn. Gaines began dancing under the direction of Diane and Adrian Brown. His choreographic career began at Purchase University, where he received the Harry Bellefonte Scholarship graduating with a BFA. Under the tutelage of Kevin Iega Jeff and as a member of JUBILATION! Dance Company, Mr. Gaines developed his unique and nurturing approach to teaching and composing dance art.Read More
Enrico Grugnetti is a Registered Nurse in Florida. He works in the Home Care Program for MCCI Group Holding taking care of elderly in their home setting. The main goal of his activity is to provide continuity of care for patients, as an intermediary between Primary Care Physicians, hospital and other medical and social care providers. The large majority of his patients are elderly who suffer from unstable chronic illnesses.
Grugnetti received his Nursing License in Italy in 1995. He worked for 7 years in the Cardiac-surgery department in Torino, Italy, as RN and as Head Nurse for a year. In 2002 he started his own activity in home care in Milan, Italy, first as a visiting nurse and then as a Nurse Manager. In 2008 he moved to the US, where he obtained RN Florida License.Read More
Fr. Albert Holtz, OSB is a Benedictine monk of Newark Abbey, Newark, NJ. He teaches New Testament in the monastery's inner-city prep school. He has served as master of novices, retreat master for Benedictine communities around the U.S. & is currently Oblate Director. He is the author of Downtown Monks, Street Wisdom, Pilgrim Road, From Holidays to Holy Days & Walking in Valleys of Darkness: A Benedictine Journey through Troubled Times.Read More
Annette Insdorf is Director of Undergraduate Film Studies at Columbia University, and a Professor in the Graduate Film Division of the School of the Arts (for which she was Chair from 1990-95).
Dr. Insdorf is the author of "Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski" (which was recently re-issued by Northwestern University Press); "Francois Truffaut," a study of the French director's work; and the landmark study, "Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust." Her most recent book is "Philip Kaufman," which Leonard Maltin called "a thoughtful, scholarly study of one of America’s most underrated filmmakers." Her commentaries can be heard on many DVDs, and she has interviewed over one hundred film celebrities in her popular "Reel Pieces" series at Manhattan's 92nd Y.Read More
Maria Teresa Landi, M.D., Ph.D. was trained in molecular epidemiology and clinical oncology. She is currently Senior Investigator at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD. Her research focus on the genetic and environmental determinants of lung cancer and melanoma.She is currently exploring new approaches using high-throughput techniques and genome-wide association studies in the etiology of complex diseases *
* Dr. Landi will speak at New York Encounter in her personal capacity.Read More
Monica Maggioni was born in Milan and is registered in the Register of Professional Journalists since 1995. She has a degree in Modern Languages t the Catholic University of Milan and received her Master of broadcast journalism at the school Rai in collaboration with the University of Perugia. Since 2001 she has taught at the Catholic University of Milan. Monica, along with Roberto Fontolan, directed “The Beautiful Road,” a video marking the 60th anniversary of the birth of Communion and Liberation.Read More
Raffaella Mariani grew up north of Milan, Italy. She has degrees in Classical Studies as well as Italian Literature. In 2009, Raffa, her husband, Andrea, along with their four children settled in Rochester, MN.Read More
Kenneth R. Miller is Professor of Biology at Brown University. A cell biologist, he serves as an advisor on life sciences to The NewsHour, a daily PBS television program on news and public affairs, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Miller is coauthor, with Joseph S. Levine, of a series of high school and college biology textbooks used by millions of students nationwide. In 2005 he served as lead witness in the Kitzmiller v. Dover trial on evolution and intelligent design in Pennsylvania.Read More