New Chairman of the Balzan Foundation "Prize" Enrico Decleva

Two new Swiss members are to join the Balzan General Prize Committee

On November 14, Enrico Decleva was confirmed as the new Chairman of the Board of the International Balzan Foundation "Prize" in Milan.
Former Professor of Contemporary History at the Università Statale, Milan, where he was Rector from 2001 to 2012. He was also President of the Conference of Italian University Rectors from 2008 to 2011.
Professor Decleva has been a Member of the Board of the Foundation "Prize" since 2004. He succeeds Ambassador Bruno Bottai, who now becomes President Emeritus.

Thomas Maissen and Carlo Wyss have been appointed to the General Prize Committee of the International Balzan Foundation "Prize".

Professor Maissen (Switzerland) is Director of the German Historical Institute in Paris, Chair of Early Modern History at the University of Heidelberg and Member of the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften.
Professor Wyss (Switzerland), Former Director for Accelerators at CERN, is Expert in the design of superconducting acceleration cavities and magnets, for series manufacture by industry.

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