Let’s talk about lobbying at the Bea Café. On 14 March, at 7,30 pm
This is how Ballarini describes it: “Writers, film directors, musicians, philosophers (or, more simply, anyone who has something to say beyond the obvious) will always be at home here.”
Mariella Palazzolo, founding partner of Telos A&S with a 20-year expertise as a professional lobbyist, hopes she has a non-obvious story to tell: what lobbying means, why her job exists and above all, how she does it.
No abstract theories to demonstrate, nor any ideological stances to stand for: just a description of a profession that in her view should be taken more seriously.
Lobbying requires technical skills, as well as the ability to analyse and understand politics and policies. Yet, this profession is the victim of a die-hard prejudice, fomented by the plethora of wheeler-dealers who describe themselves as lobbyists while they are, in fact, no professionals at all.
Mariella Palazzolo will describe what she practically does in her typical working day. She won’t forget some anecdotes which will hopefully make the conversation more pleasant – because at the end of the day, lobbying is not posh dinner parties or vernissages, but paperwork … a great deal of it.
And we certainly do not want to bore you - despite the philosophical subheading.
Flavia Trupia, a philosopher of language, an expert in rhetoric and a blogger, will act as the agent provocateur.Download it here