Cavaliere means “knight” in Italian. At this link is a copy of a Certificate that I just received, in which both the President and the Prime Minister of Italy, memorialize that they have conferred upon me the title of “Cavaliere” as a member of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. Such membership is given in recognition for service in the arts, law, science, economics, literature and/or public service. I am honored and humbled to receive this recognition from the Prime Minister and President of the Republic of Italy.