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Giovanni Puglisi graduated in 1968 in Literature and began his teaching career at the Università degli Studi di Palermo. From 1979 until 1998 was the Dean of the Faculty of Science of Training at the Università di Palermo. In 1998, he taught Literature at the Faculty of Science for Communication and Events of the Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM of Milano.

While at IULM he was also the Assistant Rector; President of the Faculty of Science for Communication and Events; President of the International Relations Centre; Director of the Istituto di Arti, culture e letterature comparate,

As of 28 March 2001 he is the Rector of the Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM of Milano. Mr Puglisi is currently President of the Commissione Nazionale Italiana per l'UNESCO and served as its Secretary General until 1999.

Giovanni Puglisi is the Vice President of the Commissione Nazionale per la Promozione della Cultura Italiana all'Estero of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is also president of the Fondazione Banco di Sicilia. He is a member of the Consiglio d'Amministrazione e del Comitato Esecutivo dell'Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana "G. Treccani". He wrote the preface of the Enciclopedia della Moda dell’Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana “G. Treccani” (Roma 2005). He holds the office of President of the Fondazione Università IULM and is Vice-President of the Fondazione Scuola Superiore per Interpreti e Traduttori.

He is member of the Administration of ACRI - Associazione delle Casse di Risparmio Italiane e delle Fondazioni di Origine Bancaria and is a member of the Board of the U.S. – Italy Fulbright Commission. He is a member of the Scientific Council of the Centro Studi Diplomatici e Strategici di Roma. In the past he was also City Councillor for Culture for the city of Palermo.He is member of the Società Italiana per il Progresso delle Scienze.
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