Antonio Bianchini was born in Tripoli, Libya with Italian citizenship. After WWII, he and his family, that included four siblings, moved back to Rome and lived in a refugee camp for nine years. The accommodations included a single room separated by a sheet, community bathrooms and traveling three flights to gather, water. His childhood experiences...

Organised by the US-Italy Fulbright Commission, the US Department of State and the Embassy of Italy, the conference was attended by Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio, US assistant secretary of state for Education and Cultural Affairs, Marie Therese Royce and executive director of the US-Italy Fulbright Commission Paola Sartorio. Both Varricchio...

The thirteenth U.S.-Italy Joint Commission Meeting on Science and Technology (JCM) convened December 3–6 in Washington, DC, culminating in the signing of a joint declaration at the U.S. Department of State. Italian and U.S. government agencies and research organizations met throughout the week to discuss advancements, continued research cooperation...

Often time we think of the job of an Ambassador as static in a nation’s capital, within Embassy walls and with countless meetings with the host government. But the job of an Ambassador is also about getting to know the country he or she is posted to. This is exactly what Italian Ambassador to the US Armando Varricchio has done since his arrival in...

On December 9, the United Nations celebrated the International Day Against Corruption. It is an important day that shows how the phenomenon is a true obstacle to development, growth, security, and how it undermines the citizen’s confidence in government institutions. The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation will celebra...

On Tuesday December 11, 2018 at 6 pm, the Embassy of Italy in Washington, D.C. and the United States Department of State will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program in Italy. Since its inception in 1948, the Program has greatly contributed to fostering and strengthening relations between Italy and the United States. Today the Progr...

Dopo aver visto alcuni passaggi del suo docu-film, le autorità presenti sono rimaste commosse e senza parole. Gli apprezzamenti e i complimenti sono stati per l’uomo, per il profondo rispetto mostrato per la divisa, ma anche per l’intera delegazione che il colonnello ha saputo presentare, onorando l’Esercito Italiano, il Ruolo d’Onore a cui apparti...

A celebration of the contribution of women in the art. This is the central theme of the event dedicated to Italian artist Bice Lazzari’s The Poetry of Mark-Making exhibition at the prestigious Phillips Collection in Washington DC. The exhibition, open until February 24, 2019, is focused on four Bice Lazzari’s works that the Bice Lazzari Archives do...

Some like it short! On the occasion of the shortest day of the year, join us on December 21st for an entertaining evening of quirky, amusing and insightful short films representing some of the best emerging talents of Italian cinema. Multiple topics are touched in this year's selection, ranging from opera to workers’ rights, from migration to the q...

The United States and Italy strengthened their ongoing commitment to the bilateral relationship during the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-Italy Strategic Dialogue, November 19-20, 2018. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte launched the dialogue at the White House on July 30 to focus on improving security and stabilization efforts...