Stoney Brook University’s Center for Italian Studies

As executive vice president of H.J. Kalikow & Company, Richard Nasti guides complex real estate development projects in New York and beyond. A graduate of Stony Brook University, Richard Nasti stays active with his alma mater as chair of the Center for Italian Studies.

A focus the Center is on exploring contemporary global issues and aspects of the Italian American experience through cultural and academic events. At the same time, the Center works with the Study Abroad Office in facilitating the LUMSA (Libera Università Maria Ss. Assunta) Student Exchange Program and a Summer Program in Rome.

Among the Center for Italian Studies’ well-attended campus events is the annual Italian Cinema Festival, which is now in its 16th running. The December, 2018, event brought together a half dozen free, subtitled, screenings of recently produced films from Italy. These included A Story With No Name by director Roberto Ando and The Prophecy of the Armadillo by Emanuele Scaringi. Screenings also included remarks by a representative from the Rome-based Associazione Culturale Art Media.

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