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  • 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.
  • The John D. Calandra Italian/American Institute hosted a conference presenting the book "Altreitalie: Cittadinanza e Diritto al Voto", in an evening of discussion about the Italian vote abroad
  • Life & People
    (March 31, 2008)
    NEW YORK. The institutions of the “sistema italia” are celebrating Italian National Day with many events and important initiatives taking place throughout the week.
  • "Saints and Sinners", by Abigail Honor, tells the story of an Italian/American gay couple planning a wedding according to Catholic rite. It was screened in the CUNY TV studios by the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College
  • Discovering Jewish Trieste, an event which included a dinner reception and presentation, took place in the Rohatyn Room of Carnegie Hall. The event was sponsored by the Centro Primo Levi in collaboration with the Tourist Board of Friuli Venezia Giulia and ENIT. The presentation focused on the trend toward Jewish cultural tourism that has begun in Trieste. Gabriella Kropf of the Comunità Ebraica di Trieste, journalist Andrea Fiano of the Centro Primo Levi, and photographer Alberto Jona Falco made the evening come to life