Louis Venturelli, Quinnipiac ’11, coordinated a delegation of nearly 600 students from around the world, including undergraduate SigEps, for the 2017 World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Bogotá, Colombia. Twenty-five Nobel Peace Prize winners were in attendance at the summit, including Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who hosted the event. Venturelli’s delegation included Femi Palmer, Pennsylvania ’19, and Quinnipiac brothers Matt Bluementhal, ’17; Thierno Diallo, ’18; Connor Leavell, ’17; Aris Mantopoulos, ’17; Joey Mullaney, ’17; and Kalif Rollock, ’18.
Venturelli, a 2011 SigEp Zollinger Senior, is the youth program officer for the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. In addition to organizing the annual delegation, he serves as a program facilitator for the three-day event. He previously led delegations for the summit in Chicago, Warsaw, Cape Town, Rome and Barcelona.
Reflecting on the mission and impact of the summit, Venturelli wrote, “Peace starts within all of us, within our homes and within our hearts. It can be achieved in humane ways, and it will always prevail. I’m honored to be a part of a team that promotes these values throughout the world.”