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NIAF Firmly Opposes the NYC Department of Education’s Decision to Eliminate Columbus Day

NIAF Firmly Opposes the NYC Department of Education’s Decision to Eliminate Columbus Day

| May 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

(Washington, D.C. – May 5, 2021) The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) stands firmly in opposition to the New York City Department of Education’s decision to eliminate Columbus Day and replace it with Italian Heritage Day/Indigenous People’s Day. This decision, which was arrived at without any community input, effectively pits two communities, both worthy of […]

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A Proclamation on 160th Anniversary Of The Unification Of Italy And The Establishment Of United States-Italy Diplomatic Relations

A Proclamation on 160th Anniversary Of The Unification Of Italy And The Establishment Of United States-Italy Diplomatic Relations

| April 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

APRIL 13, 2021 • PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS Today we commemorate over 160 years since the unification of Italy as a single state and the establishment of United States-Italy diplomatic relations.  Our nations share a deep and enduring friendship, bolstered by the bonds of family and culture that tie our peoples together.  It is a particularly meaningful relationship for […]

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The John Carroll Society presents The 29th Annual Rose Mass: A Special Salute to Healthcare Workers

The John Carroll Society presents The 29th Annual Rose Mass: A Special Salute to Healthcare Workers

| March 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

The 29th Annual Rose Mass, “A Special Salute to Healthcare Workers”, was celebrated today by His Eminence Wilton Cardinal Gregory, Archbishop of Washington DC,  at The Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda, Maryland. “Especially after all that they have risked and done for us during this difficult past year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we […]

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Mariangela Zappia, Nominated as Next Italian Ambassador to Washington

Mariangela Zappia, Nominated as Next Italian Ambassador to Washington

| March 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Italian Government has nominated Mariangela Zappia as the next Italian Ambassador to Washington.  She would be the first woman to ever hold the position.  The current Ambassador, Armando Varricchio, will be heading to Berlin, a key post for Italian diplomacy, as Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel will not seek a fifth term. Zappia joined the […]

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Italy Celebrates Re-entry of the U.S. into the Paris Agreement

Italy Celebrates Re-entry of the U.S. into the Paris Agreement

| February 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

On the occasion of the official re-entry of the U.S. into the Paris Agreement, the Italian Ambassador to the U.S., Armando Varricchio, the British Ambassador to the U.S., Karen Pierce, and the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, discussed how to combat climate change, both internationally and domestically, and explored ways to strengthen […]

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NIAF Launches Fauci Fellowship Program

NIAF Launches Fauci Fellowship Program

| February 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

NIAF’s Fauci Fellowships program is now accepting applications! In recognition of Dr. Fauci’s life saving work, the Fauci Fellowships will award two $50,000 post-doctoral research grants—one to an Italian researcher working in Italy, and the other to an Italian American researcher working in the United States—to support research in infectious diseases. (Washington, D.C. – February […]

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700esimo anniversario della morte di Dante Alighieri. Le celebrazioni per il Sommo Poeta sbarcano negli Stati Uniti.

700esimo anniversario della morte di Dante Alighieri. Le celebrazioni per il Sommo Poeta sbarcano negli Stati Uniti.

| February 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

Washington, DC (3 febbraio 2021) — Dopo le celebrazioni leonardesche del 2019 e quelle raffaellesche del 2020, l’Ambasciata d’Italia a Washington con la propria rete consolare e degli Istituti Italiani di Cultura negli Stati Uniti commemorano il settecentesimo anniversario delle morte di Dante Alighieri con un ricco programma di oltre 60 iniziative organizzate su tutto […]

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