INTERVIEWS  

This week our interview tells a story of beauty. Four different beautiful things, actually. The first beauty is the donation of 500,000 $ by the late Italian American Ernest L. Pellegri, one of NIAF's donors. Mr. Pellegri passed away in April 2012 at age 83. He wanted to give back, and – as many other Italian Americans did and do – chose NIAF to be...

The beautification of the United States owe a lot to Italian immigrants who showed their talent and genius all over the United States: Costantino Brumidi, Piccirilli Brothers, Livio Del Bianco are known by most of the Italian Americans, even if not everyone. One that deserves to be rediscovered and awarded for his huge talent is Corrado Parducci,...

In our discovery of new points of view from which to analyze the relationship between Italy and the US, today we want to talk about Sister Cities programs. There is an American institution, called "Sister Cities International", which takes care of these aspect of how the US partner up with other countries. So we are happy today to have as our gues...

La religione cattolica è storicamente e culturalmente alla base del senso di omogeneità che pervade la comunità italoamericana. Quando i nostri connazionali attraversarono – spesso tragicamente - l'oceano per un futuro incerto ed estremamente duro, presto trovarono nella celebrazione della loro fede e dei santi patroni delle comunità dalle quali pr...

A few years ago a wonderful documentary, "Bitter bread" (Pane Amaro) described the story of the Italian emigration to the east coast. It was a milestone in this field, and now the two authors and producers, Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien, are back with another marvelous documentary, this time about the Italian emigration to the west coast: "Fin...

The Italian language is undeniably a fundamental part of the representation of our country in the entire world: it is an instrument of culture, pride, historical evidence, and even marketing. It is a rich and prestigious language, even if it is not among the most spoken in the world.   In the United States, Italian is often synonymous with qualit...

The Center for American Studies, Italy, is the locus that celebrates the relations between Italy and United States. The Center is headquartered in Rome, in the main floor of Palazzo Antici Mattei. The palace is one of the most prestigious buildings of 17th century Rome and it was realized between 1598 and 1618 by Carlo Maderno. Today, a young and...

Tra i diversi aspetti che caratterizzano l'esperienza italoamericana, come ci hanno detto alcuni nostri precedenti ospiti, c'è (sin dall'inizio) il problema delle discriminazioni e degli stereotipi. E' un problema che divide fortemente la comunità: perché c'è chi lo combatte con grande forza, e chi ritiene che al contrario bisognerebbe evitare di p...

Delaware has a nickname that says everything: it is called the "First State". This is just one of the things we talk about with the guest of this new interview. Our friend Richard A. DiLiberto, Jr. is one of the major personalities of the Italian American community in Delaware.   Let's discover what he does to represent this wonderful community,...

Guests of a few past interviews have been Italian American personalities, born in the U.S., who have shown great dedication, skill and passion in representing Americans of Italian descent. But this representation, this business of flying the relations between the two countries, it is not interpreted exclusively by Italian-Americans born in the Unit...

Nella storia recente degli Italiani emigrati in America, un mondo di circa 20 milioni di persone dalla seconda generazione in poi, esistono pochi punti fermi, personalità simboliche, che mettono d'accordo tutti. Sono spesso artisti affermati, grandi capitani d'industria, a volte sportivi di successo. In questo contesto c'è poi, a rappresentare con...

We will never state that Italy has to teach something to the United States, or vice versa: on the contrary, we think that, by combining their cultures, societies, and economic inheritances, the two can achieve winning goals, together. Nevertheless, this interview shows how an Italian woman has taught something to the United States, applying a metho...