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  • Hollywood Star Robert De Niro, Jr. Remembers His Father at Villa Taverna
    Hollywood Star Robert De Niro, Jr. Remembers His Father at Villa Taverna

    Rome, November 16, 2014 -- Ambassador John R. Phillips and his wife, Ms. Linda Douglass, hosted an evening in honor of American actor Robert De Niro, Jr. at their residence, Villa Taverna. The occasion was to present a documentary on the life and artwork of Mr. De Niro’s father called Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr. and present two paintings by Robert De Niro, Sr. - Woman Seated in a Green Chair (1966) and Women of Algiers (1968). 

  • Remarks on "Resources Exploitation and Eco-Sustainability of the Arctic Region" by Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs Katherine Hadda
    Remarks on "Resources Exploitation and Eco-Sustainability of the Arctic Region" by Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs Katherine Hadda

    Rome, October 31, 2014 -- Good morning. I am honored to have been invited here to speak with you this morning. America became an Arctic nation in 1867 when then-Secretary of State William Seward engineered the purchase of the Alaska Territory from Russia. Today, the Arctic is home to over 50,000 Americans, many of whose ancestors learned to survive and thrive in the harsh environment thousands of years ago.  

  • Remarks by the U.S. Ambassador Phillips at the Life Sciences Conference
    Remarks by the U.S. Ambassador Phillips at the Life Sciences Conference

    Rome, October 22, 2014 -- Good morning. Honored Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Minister Lorenzin, Minister Guidi, it is a pleasure for me to welcome you to this conference on the future of the life sciences industry. I would like to thank the distinguished speakers who graciously accepted my invitation to participate despite their busy schedules. 

  • "Slavery Never Ends: Redefining Policy in the Fight against Trafficking in Persons" Ambassador’s Remarks
    "Slavery Never Ends: Redefining Policy in the Fight against Trafficking in Persons" Ambassador’s Remarks

    Rome, October 21, 2014 -- [...] I’d like to thank in particular the Centro’s Director, Guiseppe Procaccini, and Pino Gulìa, Vice President of “Slaves No More.” The Center has worked on important issues for many years, and I am glad that you are now partnering with Slaves No More to address this terrible scourge of human trafficking. 

  • Ambassador John Phillips Remarks “Newspapers in the Classroom”
    Ambassador John Phillips Remarks “Newspapers in the Classroom”

    Florence, October 20, 2014 -- I would like to begin by telling you a little bit about myself. My grandfather, Angelo Filippi, immigrated to America from Italy over 100 years ago. I think he would be proud to know that his grandson has returned to represent his adopted country in the great nation where he was born: Italia 

  • Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman: “Dialogue on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership”

    Rome, October 14, 2014 -- “Let me also recognize and tribute Mr Gucht, whose service to his mission and his country over the last several years and decades have really distinguished him as a leader in Europe, and as his day comes to an end soon, I am enormously grateful for our partnership.  

  • PAO Elizabeth McKay Remarks at the Press Conference on Coding Girls
    PAO Elizabeth McKay Remarks at the Press Conference on Coding Girls

    Rome, October 14, 2014 -- Sono particolarmente lieta di condividere questo panel con le istituzioni e i partner che hanno contribuito a realizzare il progetto Coding Girls, di cui vi parliamo oggi. Desidero ringraziare la consigliera Donatella Solda-Kutzmann del Ministero dell’Università, Istruzione e Ricerca e l’Assessore Marta Leonori per Roma Produttiva [...] 

  • U.S. Ambassador Phillips at the Wilson Center Alumni Conference
    U.S. Ambassador Phillips at the Wilson Center Alumni Conference

    Rome, October 10, 2014 -- Chairman De Gennaro, thank you for the introduction, and for kindly inviting me to say a few words. Thank you also to the Center for American Studies for hosting this annual gathering of alumni of the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars.  

  • NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Meets with ASI President Roberto Battiston
    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Meets with ASI President Roberto Battiston

    Rome, October 7, 2014 -- At their first bilateral meeting in Rome, Italy on Oct. 7, 2014, NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr. and Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) President Roberto Battiston reviewed the status of bilateral cooperation between the two space agencies.  

  • Remarks by the U.S. Ambassador John R. Phillips during his trip to Friuli
    Remarks by the U.S. Ambassador John R. Phillips during his trip to Friuli

    October 5, 2014 -- In 1902, my great grandfather Luigi Colussi from Poffabro made a fateful decision to move his family to America where a new industrial revolution was underway creating labor shortages in the United States but also job opportunities for those in Europe (and Italy) who couldn’t find work here at home. 

  • "Discovered Invented and Made" in Rome at Maker Faire
    "Discovered Invented and Made" in Rome at Maker Faire

    Rome, October 2, 2014 -- With the Let's Make conference, the EU edition of the Maker Faire in Rome launched on October 2 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. For the second year, the U.S. Embassy is collaborating with the organizers of Maker Faire to reinforce the Administration's message in support of innovation and youth. 

  • Remarks by Ambassador John R. Phillips Eid al-Adha Reception
    Remarks by Ambassador John R. Phillips Eid al-Adha Reception

    Rome, October 1, 2014 -- Good evening and welcome to Villa Taverna. It is a great pleasure for me to have you here tonight and to celebrate this Eid with the Muslim community of Rome. In a few days, many of you will celebrate Eid al-Adha, a day when Muslims around the world commemorate Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son to God and the historical end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.  

  • Ambassador John R. Phillips Remarks for the groundbreaking of the USA Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015
    Ambassador John R. Phillips Remarks for the groundbreaking of the USA Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015

    Milan, July 16, 2014 -- [...] Today’s groundbreaking is the culmination of the first part of the United States’ commitment to Milan Expo 2015. Starting with President Obama’s promise last March, and with the choice of the Friends of the USA Pavilion to oversee our efforts, and now the official handover of this lot to the United States, we are on our way to creating a USA Pavilion that will showcase our country’s innovation and make a profound contribution towards the Expo’s critically important goal of “Feeding the Planet.” 

  • Ambassador Phillips’ Fourth of July Remarks
    Ambassador Phillips’ Fourth of July Remarks

    Rome, July 3, 2014 -- Good evening and welcome to Villa Taverna. We are here to celebrate the birth of America 238 years ago on July 4, 1776. On that date, after months of debate in Philadelphia and after a year of fighting with the British, the Continental Congress consisting of 56 colonists representing 13 colonies made the momentous decision to vote to sever the ties with the Crown of England, the Mother Country.  

  • “The United States, Italy, and European Security” U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Derek Chollet
    “The United States, Italy, and European Security” U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Derek Chollet

    Rome, June 6, 2014 -- I am pleased to be back in Rome at the Montecitorio Meeting Centre. I would like to thank Mr. Paolo Messa and the Embassy for organizing this event, and thank you all for joining me today. Sixty-five years after NATO’s founding, its members have the opportunity to revitalize the Alliance. 

  • U.S. Ambassador Phillips at the Memorial Day 2014
    U.S. Ambassador Phillips at the Memorial Day 2014

    Florence, May 26, 2014 -- Minister Rossi, Rear Admiral Sadler, ladies and gentlemen, I am deeply honored to be here. As we approach the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, and the 70th anniversary of the Italian campaign, today’s Memorial Day event is an especially solemn occasion. 

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