Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy to the United States was interviewed by ITALICS on the state of Italy today as the country seeks to return to normalcy on May 4th. The must-see interview features details of the impact of COVID-19 to the Italian economy and its global influence. Ambassador Varrichio is also quoted saying “the nurturing of mind & soul” in addressing the symbolism behind the opening of bookstores on April 14th.
ITALICS is a monthly presentation in the CUNY Presents timeslot that features prominent Italian Americans in the arts, business, government, sports, academia, and more. Each episode explores various aspects of the Italian diaspora, Italian-American history and traditions, contemporary Italian-American life, and takes a projected look at the future of the Italian-American community. Italics is hosted by Anthony Julian Tamburri, Dean of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College/CUNY and Distinguished Professor of European Languages and Literatures.