The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is proud to announce the creation of the NIAF DiLella Fellows Program, an all-expenses-paid, weeklong strategic business and political tour of Italy for outstanding young Italian American and Italophile professionals between the ages of 25-40. The inaugural NIAF DiLella Fellows Program will take place...

The Italian Program (Department of World Languages & Cultures) and the Coccia Institute were thrilled to collaborate with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in welcoming Professor Amedeo Arena (from the University of Naples “Federico II”) to campus! Americans may know of Benjamin Franklin’s friendship with Filippo Mazzei and the impact...

Institutional mission to the US, until Sunday, May 26, for the president of the Lombardy Region, the alderman for Welfare and the undersecretary of the Presidency with responsibility for International and European Relations. Washington, Chicago and Indianapolis are the stops on the trip. The goal is to enhance Lombardy's attractiveness to U.S. inve...

Dear friends, Next June 4 will be a very important date. Exactly 80 years earlier, on June 4, 1944, troops of the American Fifth Army entered Rome, liberating it from Nazi oppression and war. The people of Rome took to the streets, finally free and happy, to celebrate, hug and thank the American soldiers. These are scenes of happiness that all us R...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and Italpress, a leading Italian multimedia news agency, today announced a new three-year partnership to promote the National Italian American Foundation many transnational activities of interest to Italian readers and create enriching opportunities for the next generation. As part of the agreement, N...

Thanks to the generosity of the Italian American Citizenship Assistance Program (ITAMCAP), NIAF has partnered #1 private university in Italy, to award a full-tuition scholarships to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Global Law at Luiss’s campus in Rome beginning in September of 2024. The full-tuition scholarship will be awarded to one Italian American...

The Board of Directors of the Italian American Leadership Forum (IALF), founded in 2023, coordinated a wreath-laying ceremony on April 17, 2024, at the Giovanni da Verrazzano Statue in New York City’s Battery Park to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the arrival of Giovanni da Verrazzano, an Italian navigator and explorer who traveled under the fl...

On April 17th, the 500th anniversary of Giovanni Da Verrazzano's discovery of New York Harbor, NIAF held a private screening of the upcoming documentary “Giovanni da Verrazzano: From the Renaissance to New York City” at the Paley Center in NYC!  After the film presentation, guests were treated to a panel discussion featuring the film’s director and...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and the National Federation of Canadian Italian Business and Professional Associations (CIBPA-NF) today announced the establishment of a strategic partnership between the two leading organizations representing the Italian American and Italian Canadian communities. The partnership will be formalized th...

On April 24, 2024, the General Consulate of Italy in Philadelphia will host the opening reception of the exhibit "The Filangieri-Franklin Correspondence: an Enlightening Dialogue Between Italy and the USA." This exhibit, curated by Professor Amedeo Arena of the University of Naples Federico II, delves into the letters exchanged between Neapolitan E...