March 12, 2014

Paolo Giordano, Neil E. Euliano Distinguished Professor of Italian and Italian American Studies, was invited to a conference/workshop at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center titled “Transcending Borders, Bridging Gaps: Italian Americana, Diasporic Studies, and the University Curriculum.”

Eighteen professors of different disciplines, nine from the United States and nine from Italy, participated. The event was sponsored by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation.

The purpose of the conference was to create international cooperation between American and Italian Professors on issues of research regarding Italian diasporic studies and the Italian-American experience and curriculum development.