Watch now: Sessions from 2015 The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute Annual Conference

Friday, April 24 through Saturday, April 25. Click here to read the complete conference program. Free and open to the public.
The conference was a resounding success, with scholars from all over the country and abroad delivering papers on a wide range of children- and youth-related topics concerning the Italian diaspora. You can watch sessions from the two-day conference here.













“Italian-American Memoirs” panelists: Caroline Pari-Pfisterer, Phyllis Capello, and Joseph Cosco.










“Colonial Pursuits and Racial Paradigms” panelists: Rosario Pollicino, AnneMarie Tamis-Nasello, and Stefano Luconi.

Rosangela Briscese and Joseph Sciorra talk about academic and public programming, among other aspects of what they do at the Institute.

All of our cultural events are designed to create a dialogue between scholars and the general public on topics concerning Italian-American history and culture.

Regular events sponsored by the Institute are done primarily through the Academic and Cultural Programs that consist of the “Philip Cannistraro Seminar Series,” the “Writers Read” series, and the “Documented Italians” film series. The Institute also sponsors an annual conference of a specific theme that changes from year to year. This conference takes place at the end of April.

In addition to our regular programming, the Institute also organizes occasional exhibits and, when relevant, collaborates with other institutions both here in the United States as well as abroad.

For information about our past events, click on the appropriate link in the left-hand navigation bar and then scroll down and click "View All" on the bottom right.

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We look forward to seeing you at our future events! Arrivederci a presto!