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Click here to watch an interview with Joseph Sciorra, Editor of the Italian American Review, talking about the newest issue of the academic journal and explaining why it offers an entry into the future of Italian American studies.


Read recent articles in the New York Times about the Calandra Institute's Director for Academic and Cultural Programs Joseph Sciorra's work here and here.





Conference of New York State Italian-American Legislators Italian-American Day
Albany, New York, June 9

Governor Andrew Cuomo stopped by the Calandra Institute table at the luncheon and chatted with Dean Anthony Tamburri and other staffers.

The governor, flanked by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator David Carlucci, speaks after receiving his honor.

Call for Papers for the Calandra Institute's Annual Conference (2015): "Bambini, Ragazzi, Giovani: Children and Youth in Italy and the Italian Diaspora"

Click here
for an interview with two editors of the brand new
Italoamericana: The Literature of the Great Migration 1880-1943, Francesco
Durante (editor) and Robert Viscusi (general editor of the American edition) about the significance of this masterwork and its ramifications for Italian-American literature and American literature in general.

The Calandra Institute's annual conference of international scholars MAFIAs: Realities and Representations of Organized Crime took place April 25-26, 2014, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and at the Calandra Institute. To read the program, click here.

"... The MAFIAs conference offered a much-needed platform to discuss current trends, problems, and next steps to improve our understanding and dispel myths of organized crime. This conference offered an excellent environment for academics, researchers, and journalists worldwide to convene, showcase cutting-edge research, and reflect on national, international, and transnational organized crime from several perspectives, thereby offering a more holistic understanding of the phenomenon. ...

Additionally, three very important topics were addressed, namely, the role of gender; the impact of technology; and intersections with other crimes, such as environmental crimes. Each of these three areas has not received the attention it truly warrants, and learning that researchers and academics around the world are studying these topics was exciting indeed! ... [T]his conference offered a snapshot of several exciting and important research projects occurring in the broader discourse of organized crime; it was timely, refreshing, and of course, a real treat!"

Aunshul Rege, Ph.D.
Temple University


Ciao a tutti!

We suggest that you contninue to check regularly the calendar on the upper left as we near the end of our regular programming and approach the summer. While our schedule programming comes to an end, we sometimes partner with other associations on related events. When that happens, we list them in our calander.

Also, be sure to sign on to our mailing list, to your left, to receive whatever announcements we mail or email.

We look forward to seeing you at our future events.

Arrivederci a presto!