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Sir James Gobbo AC CVO visits Monash Prato Centre

In his role as first patron of the Monash University Prato Centre, Sir James Gobbo AC CVO will visit Prato 24-28 September 2012.

The child of Italian migrants to Melbourne, Sir James studied law and he was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1978. 
Sir James has been involved in a wide variety of community activities and he was honoured by Her Majesty The Queen with a Knighthood in 1982 for these services. He has been active in the area of immigration reform and multicultural policy in Australia. Sir James is Emeritus President and Chairman of CO.AS.IT, a non-profit organisation for Italians and Australians of Italian descent.
Sir James served as Governor of Victoria from 1997 until 2000. In 1998 Sir James was conferred the Order of Grand Cross of Merit of the Republic of Italy. 
His autobiography Something to Declare was published in 2010.
In Prato, Sir James will be speaking at the welcome to the international conference 'Business Experiences and Social Responsibilities: Between Global Challenges and EU Economic Policies' at the Monash Prato Centre as well as meeting with Monash students, Prato Centre staff and some of our local partners.