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Romano PRODI Former Prime Minister of the Italian Republic; former President, European Commission; President, African Union-UN Peacekeeping Panel; Professor-at-Large, Brown University; Professor, China Europe International Business School, Shanghai


1963 Assistant professor at the Department of Economics and at the Faculty of Political science, University of Bologna
1966 Associate professor at the Department of Economics and at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Bologna
1971-1999 Professor of Industrial Organisation and Industrial Policy, University of Bologna
1974 Visiting professor at Harvard University, Stanford Research Institute
 He helped establish the "Italian school of Industrial Policy", and acted for several years as the editor of its quarterly journal, L'Industria, Rivista di Economia e Politica Industriale.
1981 Foundation of Nomisma
1978-1979 Minister of Industry
1982-1989 Chairman and CEO of the Institute for Industrial Reconstruction (IRI)
1993 Coordination of privatization of industrial, banking and service companies
1995 Foundation of the "Olive tree" centre-left coalition
1996 "Olive tree" centre-left coalition won the election
1996-1998 Appointed Prime Minister
1999-2005 President, European Commission
2006 Elected leader of the centre-left coalition in Italy
2006-2008 Prime Minister
 Since 2008 President, Foundation for Worldwide Cooperation
 Since 2008 Chairman, UN-AU High Level Panel for Peacekeeping in Africa
 Since 2009 Professor, Brown University (USA)
 Since 2010 Professor, CEIBS (China Europe International Business School) in Shanghai


During his academic and institutional career, Romano Prodi has been awarded a number of recognitions and he also holds various honorary degrees.