Italy’s premier to speak at Harvard before attending summit

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Italian Premier Matteo Renzi will deliver an address at Harvard University as he continues a four-day U.S. visit.

Renzi is scheduled to speak on Thursday after first touring an IBM research facility in Cambridge. The appearance comes one day before the premier is scheduled to join other world leaders attending a global nuclear security summit in Washington.

The White House has said commitments will be made at the summit to reduce threats and increase the security of nuclear materials.

Renzi made earlier stops this week in Chicago and in Stillwater, Nevada, where he attended the dedication of the final piece of the world’s only hybrid power plant. The facility, built by a U.S. subsidiary of an Italian company, produces renewable energy by combining geothermal and two kinds of solar power.