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  • One of Italy’s most prominent linguist, Tullio De Mauro, passed away this week at the age of 84. He is known not only for being a distinguished linguist but also for being a public intellectual, professor, and politician.
  • Humanities in the 21st Century. Giuliano Amato Conclusive Speech
    The international conference "Humanities In The 21st Century" hosted by the Consulate General of Italy on February 13 and organized by the Italian Cultural Institute with Accademia dei Lincei was an occasion to reflect on the impact of human sciences on democracy, and on Italy in particular.
  • «NOW THEREFORE, I, Michael R. Bloomberg, in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy, and in appreciation of the millions of people of Italian heritage who have called our City home, do hereby proclaim Sunday, March 27th, 2011 in the City of New York as: 'NYC Celebrates Italian Unification Day'»
  • On february 17, Italian Cultural Institute of New York hosted an event with the former Italian Premier and President of the Commission for the 150th anniversary of Italy's unification, Giuliano Amato.The conference revolved around the history of Italian Unification and the birth of the idea of a sole nation.
  • Just over one month from now Italians will honor the 150th anniversary of Italian unification with a formal holiday March 17. Correction: most but not all Italians will celebrate the day, and at this point no one is certain just how it will be celebrated. The most openly hostile are some of the political leaders of the Trentino-Alto Adige Region, who claim that their heritage is Austrian.
  • On the sidelines of the 65th UN General Assembly, the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Franco Frattini met the Italian community in New York during an exclusive event organized at the Consulate General. It was an occasion for him to announce the upcoming re-establishment of the AP Program in Italian, and a full calendar of events dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy.