Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Italy
Amb. Terzi graduated in Law at the University of Milan in 1970.
He joined Italy's foreign service in 1973. After his appointments in France, in Canada, at Nato HQ in Brussels he became Deputy Secretary General and then Political Director.
Ambassador of Italy to Israel from 2002 to 2004.
Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations in New York from 2008 to 2009, during the Italian mandate in the UN Security Council.
Ambassador of Italy to the United States until November 2011.
Minister of Foreign Affairs until March 2013.
Amb. Terzi is currently active in political and academic life on the main aspects of Italian foreign policy, European affairs, crises management, international security, promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
The Honorable Giulio Terzi, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Italy, remarks from ICT's 17th World Summit on Counter-Terrorism: Global Migration, Terrorism and Integration workshop
The Honorable Giulio Terzi, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Italy, remarks from ICTs 17th World Summit on Counter-Terrorism: Keynote address on Cyber-terrorism, Cyber-crime and Data Protection
It is an honour to address this distinguished audience on extremism and radicalization: a subject which for a very long time should have been considered of the highest importance for our public opinions, political and cultural establishments, media and communication specialists. It was instead confined, until quite recently to the realm of counterterrorism and social science.
The session was part of the ICT's 16th World Summit on Counter-Terrorism: "Unpuzzling Terrorism". Terzi discussed the importance of the political debate focusing on radicalization and violent extremism. He noted that the West is facing a "war of morals and ideals" similar to prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall. He also discussed the threat posed by Iran, which he claims has been overshadowed by the ISIS threat.