Remarks by DCM Kelly Degnan at the BEST Program at Radio Dimensione Suono

Honored Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, it is a pleasure to join you today at the Radio Dimensione Suono headquarters to celebrate the Business Exchange and Student Training program, or BEST, as we call it. I would like to begin by thanking our host this evening, Mr. Montefusco and Radio Dimensione Suono (RDS), whose cooperation in ...
Read More»

Deputy Chief of Mission Kelly Degnan at the Opening Ceremony of ZERO Hackathon

Good afternoon. I’m delighted to be here at the ZERO Hackathon on Sports for Development and Peace. I would like to thank the Italian Society for International Organizations for organizing this event and also the Italian National Olympic Committee for hosting it for the second time. The focus on the role of sports in development ...
Read More»

“American Literature First”, Remarks by DCM Kelly Degnan at University of Urbino

One of the U.S. Mission to Italy’s priorities is supporting and promoting American Studies in Italy.  American Studies has historically been a key channel for connecting with Italian youth and universities in Italy, and sharing American values, history, and culture. When I arrived in Rome two years ago, I heard about the decline of American ...
Read More»

DCM Kelly Degnan Remarks at International Education Week Event

Encouraging educational exchanges between nations is also vital to our countries’ respective economic competitiveness and growth. U.S. communities and institutions gain intellectual and cross-cultural capital as well as enhanced business and professional networks from contacts with students, teachers and scholars from abroad.
Read More»

Coding Girls Press Conference (in Italian)

Saluto con piacere e ringrazio per la loro presenza Mirta Michilli, direttrice della Fondazione a cui tra breve passerò la parola,  Paola Andreozzi da Microsoft (TBC), e Donatella Solda dal Ministero dell’Università, Istruzione e Ricerca.  Desidero anche rivolgere un saluto e un ringraziamento all’Università di Roma La Sapienza, al Politecnico di Milano, all’Università di Salerno ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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.
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»

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.
Read More»

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 ...
Read More»
Show More ∨