Welcome Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Degnan

As always, it is a pleasure to be here at the Centro Studi Americani. I would like to begin my brief remarks by congratulating Professor Sergio Fabbrini on his latest accomplishment: the publication of his 15 th book: Sdoppiamento – Una prospettiva nuova per l’Europa. I am pleased that Professor Fabbrini chose Centro Studi Americani ...
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Chargè d’Affaires Kelly Degnan Commemorates 9/11 with Rome City Representatives

Sixteen years have passed since the terrible events of September 11, 2001.  For many of us, the brutal deaths of nearly three thousand people at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania marked a moment of stark awakening, when terrorism became far too real.  In an instant, the lives of ordinary ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Degnan Celebrates Independence Day 2017

Over the past year since we last celebrated together here, we’ve seen some transitions in America, Italy, and Europe. Those transitions brought new faces, new thinking, and sometimes different approaches, as transitions often do. What has not changed, though, is the fundamental friendship between Americans and Italians, which we are also celebrating here tonight. We ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Degnan Hosts Iftar Dinner to Muslim Contacts

On June 20, Chargé d'Affaires Kelly Degnan welcomed 80 guests to the Embassy’s Iftar reception, including second-generation Italian Muslims, alumni of exchange programs, imams, members of the diplomatic corps from Muslim-majority nations, and NGO representatives active in promoting interfaith and intercultural dialogue. In her remarks, the Chargé highlighted the long history of the U.S. as ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Degnan at the Fulbright Final Meeting

The US-Italy Fulbright Commission is now dawning on its seventh decade: since 1948, our two nations have worked together to promote peace and scholarship through these educational exchanges that you are embarking upon or have just finished. By pursuing this experience to teach or continue your studies, you are promoting the peaceful exchange of cultures ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Degnan at Florence American Cemetery

On Monday, May 29, Chargé d’Affaires of the United States in Italy and San Marino Kelly C. Degnan, Italian for Defense Domenico Rossi, and Commander U.S. Army Europe Lieutenant General Ben Hodges delivered remarks at the Memorial Day ceremony which took place at the Florence American Military Cemetery. Together, they also laid wreaths at the ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Degnan’s Remarks at Temple University Rome 50th Anniversary

Educational exchanges are important, now more than ever. They promote mutual understanding and create ties between future leaders. They help bring a very human face to a chaotic, globalized world. As Senator William Fulbright once observed “The essence of intercultural education is the acquisition of empathy – the ability to see the world as others ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Degnan at the Opening of U.S. Pavilion

Since the U.S. Pavilion opened in 1930, dozens of art biennales have been held in this gracious structure. That 1930 opening, by the way, was attended by then United States Ambassador to Italy, John W. Garrett. Since then, it has become a tradition of sorts for the United States ambassador or Chargé d’Affaires to come ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Degnan for Wine Tasting Event

Welcome to Villa Pinciana. I am delighted to have you here, in this beautiful residence tonight, to taste and enjoy American wines from Washington State. The U.S. Embassy and the United States Department of Agriculture are pleased to introduce you to Pomum Cellars, one of America’s hottest new wineries. It is an enchanting boutique winery ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Degnan at “One Arctic” Opening Ceremony

Let me thank the Italian Society for International Organizations for organizing this worthwhile four-day marathon and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for hosting it. Bringing together people and resources for an undertaking such as this involves a tremendous cooperative effort on the part of the organizers. I commend SIOI for moving this initiative forward ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Degnan Remarks on Retake Rome

Good morning, I would like thank you all for coming out to do your part to make Rome more beautiful. We are especially honored to have with us here this morning the Comune di Roma’s Councillor for Environmental Sustainability Pinuccia Montanari, and the President of Retake Roma, Simone Vellucci. The municipality, private companies, and non-governmental ...
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International Women’s Day: Gender Protection for Peace Support Operations

U.S. Embassy in Rome Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Degnan opened CoESPU’s 5th gender protection course and underscored the importance of training on women’s rights, gender equality, and combating violence against women in order to achieve our shared goal of peace and security. The initiative is a reflection of our determination to renew our commitment to human ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Degnan interviewed at Fanpage.it

Naples-based online outlet Fanpage.it published a video-interview with Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Degnan in connection with International Women's Day. After highlighting her participation in the "Showcase USA-Italia" event in Naples, she notes that International Women's day "is an opportunity to celebrate not only the achievements of prominent women in our countries, but also the important contribution ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Degnan at University of Trento

With fewer professors, there are fewer degree opportunities for graduate students which mean that fewer students pursue academic careers in American Studies. Equally important, it means that fewer students have the opportunity to learn about American history and literature since fewer courses are being taught by academic experts…it’s a vicious circle.
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Degnan at University of Trento

I am very happy to be here today for the inauguration of this new American History course: “The United States in the World, 1898-2012.” This represents a major accomplishment by both the University of Trento and the U.S. Mission to Italy. Over the past few years, we have been disappointed to observe the decline of ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Degnan and U.S. Consul General Rupp Met with Managers Silvester, Hossain, Giotti, and Bonavia

Chargé d'Affaires Kelly C. Degnan and U.S. Consul General in Florence Abigail M. Rupp toured the historic Giotti factory, and met with managers Chris Silvester, Amira Hossain, Enrico Giotti, and Carlo Bonavia. Giotti is a leading producer of flavors, aromatic herbal extracts, and concentrated juices - and is now part of McCormick Italy Holdings.
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Remarks by Chargé Kelly Degnan at Inauguration Watch Event

Today is Inauguration Day and we are about to witness an historic moment in my nation’s history: The swearing-in of a new President. In approximately 40 minutes, President-elect Donald John Trump will become the 45th President of the United States of America. This will be America’s 58th presidential inauguration. I would like to spend the ...
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Third National Congress on the Alternative Justice System

The Ambassador views civil justice reform as a way Italy could make itself a more attractive destination for foreign direct investment. He has made this a central part of his message on the Italian economy during his time in Italy. He has given speeches in Milan, Florence, and Rome to business leaders and to students ...
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DCM Degnan at Coding Girls Workshop

Buon pomeriggio a tutti! E’ un grande piacere per me essere qui al Volterra oggi, tra tanti giovani. Una bella sensazione quella di guardare il futuro, e ho davanti agli occhi un futuro pieno di impegno e di promesse. So che una parte di questo impegno e una parte molto importante dal mio punto di ...
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U.S. After the Presidential Elections. DCM Kelly Degnan in Bologna and Forlì

On November 16, DCM Kelly Degnan traveled to Bologna and Forlì to give two lectures on post-election issues. The DCM provided an overview of the U.S. Presidential transition process. Approximately 80 students of Political Science and other faculties attended the presentation in Bologna and 300 in Forlì. Each event was followed by an extended Q&A ...
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Tribute to Gregory Peck

To celebrate the CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF HOLLYWOOD STAR GREGORY PECK, on October 18 there was a screening of the 1953 film ROMAN HOLIDAY, starring Peck and Audrey Hepburn. This very special screening was set at Piazza di Spagna within the frame of the 11th Festa del Cinema di Roma.
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Maker Faire 2016

DCM Kelly Degnan wished well to the over 400 innovators, students and experts who participated in the opening conference of the fourth edition of Maker Faire, at the Fiera Roma today. Over 30 countries from all over the world are represented at the Faire, where innovators will showcase new technologies and feature experimentation across the ...
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