Emma Bonino


Emma Bonino born Bra, Italy March 9, 1948. Gandhian activist; president of nonviolent non-governmental organization Transnational Radicals. First European Commissioner for Health, 1995-99; Italian Minister of European Politics, 2006-08; Foreign Minister, 2013-14. Awarded Council of Europe's North-South Prize, 1998.


In the words of Gandhi—nonviolence is also ‘love of others, love of life.’ In the world in which we live, which is a world of change, it can also be the path to open up new democratic, interstate, transnational and international relations.” (Cairo, Feb. 24, 2004; photo liberal-international.org)