Interviews

(15th of each month - YouTube & Podcast)

Conversations with leading business figures or academics in Italian Studies

Season 3

THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE. ON ITALIAN FOOD & WINE

Vic Rallo (restaurateur, wine critic, host of PBS show On the Road with Vic Rallo)

Season 2

THE ITALIAN WAY TO MEDICINE

Ignazio Marino (Transplant Surgeon, Professor of Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University​)

THE ITALIAN FASHION SYSTEM

 Nicola Guerini (General Manager at Milano Fashion Institute)

THE ITALIAN CULTURAL NETWORK

Pier Forlano, General Consul of Italy in Philadelphia

ON RACING, COMPETITION, AND ITALIAN CARS

Fred Simeone (Neurosurgeon and owner of the world’s #1 car collection, The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum)

THE ART AND BUSINESS OF MAKEUP

Clio Zammatteo (Co-Founder of ClioMakeUp, Entrepreneur, Author, Blogger, Influencer, TV Presenter)

ITALY/USA. A LONG STORY OF CULTURAL EXCHANGE 

Guido Bonsaver (Oxford University)

INNOVATING TRADITION. THE BUSINESS OF OPERA 

 Corrado Rovaris (Music Director at Opera Philadelphia)

THE DESIGN OF KNOWLEDGE. ON ITALIAN CULTURE, INNOVATION, & THE NEW MEDIA

Jeffrey Schnapp (Harvard University, Piaggio Fast Forward)

ABOUT THE ITALIAN ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

Armando Fumagalli (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano)

WHAT IS ITALIAN DESIGN? 

Mauro Porcini (SVP & Chief Design Officer at PepsiCo)

INVESTING IN ITALY. INVESTING IN ITALIAN 

Joseph Gulino (multilingual American attorney at DRRT) 

ON FASHION, CINEMA, AND COSTUME DESIGN

Eugenia Paulicelli (fashion scholar at Queens College, CUNY)