Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #104 magazine of We the Italians! While We the Italians is working for great news, which we hope to be able to announce soon, this month we have been part of three important events here in Italy.

155 Paesi, 294.000 partecipanti, 7.500 borse di studio. Sono i numeri impressionanti del programma Fulbright, il piano di scambi culturali che dal 1948 crea un ponte fra gli Stati Uniti e il resto del mondo. Settant’anni fa grazie alla visione di un senatore dell’Arkansas, William Fulbright, il dipartimento di Stato americano istituiva la commissio...

Questa mattina la Farnesina ospiterà l’evento di Celebrazione del Settantesimo Anniversario della Commissione Fulbright, nata per favorire gli scambi accademici tra l’Italia e gli Stati Uniti, offrendo borse di studio a cittadini italiani e statunitensi per opportunità di studio, ricerca e insegnamento presso campus americani e atenei italiani. Dop...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) congratulates Lewis M. Eisenberg on his confirmation to be ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the United States to the Italian Republic. “On behalf of the National Italian American Foundation, we want to extend our congratulations to Lewis Eisenberg, confirmed by President Trump to serve...

Italy and the United States share a long history mutual influence and support. From Filippo Mazzei, who influenced Thomas Jefferson’s ideas on liberty and democracy, to the vast influx of Italian immigrants who contributed to American culture, to modern Italy’s role as one of the U.S.’s most important allies, Italy and the U.S. have a longstanding...

Twenty university students from across the nation will participate in the 2017 Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery Program, an all-expenses-paid educational and cultural initiative sponsored by the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) that takes Italian American students to Italy each summer. This year’s tour will send students t...

New York native Gina Viteritti is the recipient of a full-tuition scholarship from the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in partnership with Accademia Teatro all Scala, one of the most renowned institutions for training professionals in the performing arts, and Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business (MIP), an internationally re...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) has elected a new Board of Directors for the 2017-2021 term, during a March 23, 2017 meeting at the New York offices of Pepper Hamilton LLP. Patricia de Stacy Harrison, president and ceo of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and former NIAF vice chair; and Gabriel A. Battista, former president,...

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...

Honorable Armando Varricchio, newly-appointed Ambassador of Italy to the United States, gave the keynote address at the NIAF- Frank J. Guarini Public Policy Forum Luncheon on April 14, 2016. Ambassador Varricchio spoke about the vision for his tenure in the United States.   NIAF's Government Relations and Public Policy Committee Chair Mark V...