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  • The President of the Columbus Citizens Foundation and the Dean of the Calandra Italian American Institute talk about Italy, the "land of their return". And about their first experience with an Italian "piazza".
  • Organized by the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, the Festival will present over 30 movies. Film screenings: THU 25th (Borough of Manhattan Community College), FRI 26th (CUNY Graduate Center), and SAT 27 (Hunter College). Read the complete program of film screeningsSee our special multimedia issue on the Festival
  • Facts & Stories
    (August 27, 2008)
    While on summer hiatus, the "Italian American TV Magazine" produced by the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute re-broadcasts 5 of its most important episodes from the past season (CUNY TV, Cable Channel 75)
  • A conversation with Anthony Julian Tamburri at the end of the conference on “Italians in the Americas”. The Dean makes a point on the degrees of perception and diffusion of Italian American culture both in the United States and in Italy. There is much to do and topics such as politics and psychology must be examined in depth and studied. Today the Calandra Institute, under the aegis of CUNY, has got what it takes to become an out-and-out Italian think-tank in America.
  • April 24-26, 2008. Dozens of scholars and experts will meet at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute (Queens College, CUNY) to explore the diasporic experiences of Italians in the New World. The "Italians in the Americas" conference is dedicated to the myriad experiences of Italians in the Americas. It is a unique opportunity for scholarly communities in North and South America to come together and explore the past one hundred twenty-five years of diasporic activity in the western hemisphere.