Minister of Foreign Affairs Appoints Federica Olivares Cultural Advisor

With a politically and socially active career, Federica Olivares has made an influential figure in the American and Italian cultural spheres. Olivares was most recently appointed as a cultural advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Giulio Terzi.

Ms. Olivares is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the New York University Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò in New York. She has additionally been a member of the Board of Directors of the Italian American Chamber of Commerce in Italy since 1993. An avid proponent of Italian culture, Olivares has initiated collaboration with various arts and culture programs in the United States in order to make Italy’s cultural presence further known overseas. These collaborations resulted in multicultural events that encouraged networking and mutuality between international markets, companies, and institutions, including productions of performing arts and cinema. An advocate for equality, Olivares has headed the Foundation EuropEenne des Femmes, a project that unites women from international government positions and employs the leadership of the former President of the Irish Republic and the former High Commissioner of the United States for Civil Rights. Olivares also founded Edizioni Olivares, a publishing company that specifically published books on management by international authors. Olivares began her higher education at Milan State University, graduating with a degree in monetary policy. She thereafter sought a specialization in international economics at the Institute of World Affairs in New York, and specialized in comparative international politics and economics at the Cini Foundation in Venice.