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Enrico Serra, historian and journalist, has passed away in Rome aged 93. In the 1960s he was International President of the AEJ and at one point Secretary-General of the Italian Section. Mr. Serra began his career in journalism at a very young age and was for many years in charge of the Historical Department and archives of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was also a university professor and was considered to be one of the greatest experts and scholars on Italian diplomatic documents.

Mr. Serra also authored several fundamental books on the history of international relations. His last book, “Winston Churchill, luci e ombre” (Winston Churchill: the Light and the Shadow), was published earlier this year. Among his other appointments during his long life, he was Editor of the international affairs magazine “Relazioni Internazionali” and Director of the Research Department of Ispi, the Italian Institute for International Policy Studies