Interviews

(15th of each month - YouTube & Podcast)

Conversations with leading business figures or academics in Italian Studies

Season 3

THE ITALIAN SCIENTIFIC NETWORK IN NORTH AMERICA. FROM NASA TO ISSNAF

Cinzia Zuffada (associate chief scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA, and president of the Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation; ISSNAF)

ITALIAN JOURNALISM & ACADEMIA IN THE AGE OF POST-TRUTH

Gianni Riotta (journalist, writer, director of Data Lab at LUISS Guido Carli University School of Government in Rome, and Pirelli visiting professor of Italian Studies at Princeton University

WHEN DESIGN MEETS TECHNOLOGY. HERITAGE & INNOVATION AT OLIVETTI

Gaetano Di Tondo (VP, Communication and External Relations Director at Olivetti and President of the Olivetti historic archive)

DESTINATION ITALY. STUDY ABROAD AND THE 'ITALIAN EXPERIENCE'

Roberto Andreoni (composer & director of IES Milan) and Stefano Baldassarri (Renaissance scholar & director of ISI Florence)

ITALIAN NEOREALISM AS A TOTAL ART

Charles Leavitt, Assistant Professor of Italian at the University of Notre Dame

THE LABORATORY OF SILK. ON INNOVATION, CULTURE, AND IMAGINATION

Fiorenzo Omenetto, Professor of biomedical engineering at Tufts University, Fortune 50 innovator

THE ITALIAN REINVENTION OF AMERICAN SPORTS

Flavio Tranquillo, journalist and sportscaster at Sky Sport 

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)