Grazie e all'anno prossimo!

It has been an enriching, exciting academic year for the Inserra, with a successful program of FREE engaging and informative events designed to promote Italian culture and its impact on American life! Our program has rarely been as comprehensive and varied with 10 events presented between September and April, two special contests for students with attached prizes, and a unique international project that brings surtitles for opera and plays to prestigious theaters in Italy such as the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma!  

Covering a wide variety of topics ranging from literature to photography and documentary, media, artistic heritage, translation and titling, digital humanities and education, the 2015-16 Inserra calendar has attracted hundreds of attendees from campus and beyond, reaching the NJ community as well as the New York area.

With special guests such as Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri, UNESCO representative Ricardo de Guimarães Pinto, PBS documentary director John Maggio and Reggio Emilia Approach liaison Lella Gandini, we have had inspiring conversations about the beauty of learning Italian, the importance of preserving Italy’s vast number of World Heritage sites, the centrality of the Italian experience in American history, and the innovation brought by Italy to the field of education, among others.

We invite you to browse the Media Coverage section of the Inserra website to read articles and news items, see the pictures of the events, and watch the related videos and footages. Below is a selection of videos as a taste. 

We are working on our new calendar and hope to see you all next year!

Jhumpa Lahiri on her new book In altre parole (In Other Wor(l)ds)

UNESCO Heritage Sites in Italy