Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
Italian Prime Minister Massimo D'Alema will give a lecture entitled "After the Euro and Before European Defense: For a New Trans-Atlantic Partnership" on Thursday, March 4 at 11am in Wong Auditorium (Building E51).
Prime Minister D'Alema is leader of the Democratici di Sinistra (PDS), the former Communist Party of Italy. He is the first of his party to hold the position of prime minister. This will be Prime Minister D'Alema's first trip to the United States. He will meet President Charles M. Vest on March 4 and President Bill Clinton in Washington on March 5.
The talk, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the MIT International Science and Technology Initiative. For more information, contact Mark Eykholt at x8-8208 or email@example.com.
A version of this article appeared in the March 3, 1999 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 43, Number 21).