“The U.S.-Italy Relationship in a Changing World”, Remarks by Ambassador Eisenberg

Good afternoon, everyone. It’s a pleasure to welcome you all to Villa Taverna for this timely conversation. Our partner in organizing today’s event is Rome’s preeminent think tank, the Institute for International Affairs, or IAI. We’re honored to have with us today the President of IAI, Ambassador Ferdinando Nelli Feroci, who will be speaking in ... Read More»

Enthusiastic Turnout for Opening of New American Studies Course in Puglia

The Bari edition of Corriere del Mezzogiorno highlighted the event with an article under the headline “American Studies Relaunched with U.S. Embassy Support.” Praise for the Embassy’s initiative was effusive: Rector Uricchio called it a “Mini Marshall Plan” for American Studies in Italy. Professor Lorena Carbonara related that she has already received several thesis requests ... 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»

Ambassador Eisenberg’s Remarks at the Inauguration Ceremony for American Studies

As U.S. Ambassador, it’s important for me to visit as many regions in Italy as possible to gain a deeper understanding of this country, which is such a close friend of the United States. Naples is the first city outside of Rome that I am visiting in my official capacity:  and this is entirely appropriate ... 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»
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