Piero Bassetti

The term “glocalism” identifies the momentous changes generated by globalization, changes which have resulted in a permanent intertwining of the global and the local dimensions. In fact, there is no longer any place on the planet which has not been touched by various types of global flows and there are no global flows which are not parsed according to the many different characteristics of the places.

Piero Bassetti (Milan, Italy, 1928) graduated in Business and Economics from Bocconi University, Milan and perfected his studies at Cornell University, subsequently specialising in Economic Sciences at the London School of Economics.

Board member and Councilor at Milan Town Council from 1956 to 1967, he was the first President of the Lombardy Region from 1970 to 1974. Member of Parliament from 1976 to 1982, he was also President of the Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture in Milan (1982-1997) as well as President of the Union of Italian Chambers of Commerce (1983-1992). From 1993 to 1999 he was President of the Association of Chambers of Commerce Abroad (CCIE).

Currently President of Globus et Locus, an association of institutions whose objective is to analyse global and local relations. He is also President of the Giannino Bassetti Foundation, the purpose of which is the study of "responsibility in innovation". 

Author of political essays and economic studies, he has written "Occidente Scomodo"(Vallecchi, 1978), "L’Italia si è rotta", (Laterza, 1996), "Milanesi senza Milano" (Mursia 1999), "Globali e locali!" (Giampiero Casagrande, 2001), “Italici” (Giampiero Casagrande, 2008), “Italic lessons” (2010), "Svegliamoci italici! Manifesto per un futuro glocal" (Marsilio, 2014), and together with Giacomo Corna Pellegrini, "Le Redini del Potere"(Ceschina, 1959). 

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