New Partnership with the Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University

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March 12, 2024

New Partnership with the Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University

In the first week of March 2024, the Sorbello Foundation and the Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University signed a memorandum of understanding, formalizing a partnership between the two organizations.

With this agreement in place, the Center for Italian Studies and the Sorbello Foundation will collaborate on initiatives that align with their respective missions and visions. Together, they will undertake projects and events that celebrate and illuminate Italian and Italian American cultures, histories, and traditions.

“The recently signed agreement,” remarked Professor Andrea Fedi, Interim Director of the Center for Italian Studies, “reflects our shared desire to promote understanding and appreciation of the Italian cultural heritage from a transnational perspective. This agreement lays the groundwork for a robust transatlantic dialogue, fostering intellectual and human exchanges between Italy and the United States. It exemplifies our joint aspiration to forge ever-closer ties through collaboration and the organization of opportunities for meetings, study, and discussion.”

Great satisfaction was also expressed by the President of the Sorbello Foundation, Prof. Ruggero Ranieri: “The mission of our Foundation is to foster links between academic and cultural institutions in Italy, Europe, and the US, by conducting and supporting innovative research in history and the humanities and social sciences more broadly. Collaborating with Stony Brook’s Center for Italian Studies will enable us to expand the reach and impact of the annual Sorbello Fellowship and the biennial Conference, both of which explore cultural exchanges between Italy and the US. These initiatives already receive support and partnership from the Fondazione Ranieri di Sorbello, the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, and the University for Foreigners of Perugia. Strengthening our collaborative network can only benefit everyone involved.”