International Conference: Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd May 2021, Trieste

Centennial of the Treaty of Rapallo (1920.11.12-2020)


Venue: Palazzo Tonello, Sala Maggiore, Trieste

a project by
Unione degli Istriani – Libera Provincia dell’Istria in Esilio

with the support of
Italian Government
Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia
Università Popolare di Trieste

under the Patronage of
Italian Government - Presidency of the Council of Ministers
Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Department of Social and Political Sciences


Ist Session Friday 21st May 15.15-18.00
Discussant: Bojko Bučar, University of Ljubljana

15.15-15.30 Conference opening and institutional greetings

15.30-16.00 Francesco Leoncini, University Ca’ Foscari Venice
Mazzini, T. G. Masaryk and the eastern border of Italy

16.00-16.30 Stefano Pilotto, MIB Trieste School of Management
The diplomatic negotiations that led to the Treaty of Rapallo of 1920

16.30-17.00 Luca Riccardi, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio
Francesco Salata and the foreign politics of liberal Italy

17.00-17.30 Stefano Bianchini, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna
The Treaty of Rapallo: territorial arrangements and the nationality principle

17.30-18.00 Q&A

IInd Session Saturday 22nd May 9.30 - 12.00
Discussant: prof. Francesco Caccamo, University of Chieti

9.30-10.00 Biljana Vučetić, Institute of History Belgrade
American public opinion on the Adriatic question

10.00-10.30 Vjeran Pavlaković, University of Rijeka
Reaction to the Treaty of Rapallo in the Yugoslavian press of the time

10.30-11.00 Alessandro Vagnini, Sapienza University of Rome
Impact of the Treaty of Rapallo on Hungarian diplomacy

11.00-11.30 Cristina Benussi, University of Trieste
The Treaty of Rapallo and the reaction of the legionary writers in Fiume

11.30-12.00 Q&A and conference closing

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of the Unione degli Istriani, also accessible from this link: