Spring 2020: Congratulations to our wonderful colleague Professor Gianni Cicali for being recognized by the College Academic Honors Council as one of the professors who shaped students’ experience at Georgetown in a meaningful way!

Join us for GURT 2020 March 13-15, 2020


Global South and Global North Perspectives


Anna De Fina & Lourdes Ortega
Initiative for Multilingual Studies
Georgetown University


Elizabeth Lanza & Unn Røyneland
Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan
University of Oslo through an INTPART project by the Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education

In anticipation of the day of remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust, on January 17th, the duo Heartstrings – Tiziana Risolo, actress and Felicia Toscano, guitarist – will perform a touching monologue “Ci hanno divisi” (We have been separated) in Italian with English surtitles. Written by Marcello Galati, music by Maurizio Colonna.  The theatrical performance is preceded by brief video interviews and testimonials presented by journalist Antonella Ciancio.

The event is organized in collaboration with Georgetown University – Department of Italian and the US-Italy Global Affairs Forum.

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Prof Nicoletta Pireddu was invited to give a talk at the International Conference “Physiognomien des Lebens: Anthropologie, Medizin, Kultur,” organized by the Institut für Romanistik of the Heinrich-Heine-Universität in Düsseldorf, Germany, September 12-14, 2018. She discussed the relationship between physiognomy, normalization of behavior, and emotional excess in late nineteenth-century Europe, with particular attention to Paolo Mantegazza and Scipio Sighele.


Congratulations to Caroline Cosovich and Oluseyi Osobamiro who won a paid internships that will take them to Italy!

They participated in a student-centered workshop on Innovative Solutions to Business Challenges organized by Georgetown University Italian Research Institute, in partnership with the Italia Innovation Program, and the Embassy of Italy. Caroline and Oluseyi and their group presented a project that won a paid internship with Zordan, an upscale Italian interior design company. They will spend two weeks in Italy, near Venice, to visit Zordan headquarters and a week in Zeeland (MI) to visit the first Zordan shop in the US.