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Office of Public Affairs

Welcome

The Public Affairs Section handles all aspects of press and cultural relations for the United States Embassy in Rome, and for the U.S. consulates in Milan, Florence, and Naples.

The Public Affairs Section works to strengthen and develop U.S.-Italian relations by:

  • Enunciating and explaining U.S. policies, while presenting American society in all its complexity so that others can gain a better comprehension of the United States.
  • Creating, promoting and administering educational and cultural exchange programs which improve relations and increase understanding between the people of Italy and the United States.

 

PA OFFICES

The Press Office arranges press conferences, briefings and interviews, organizes dialogues for representative Americans with their Italian counterparts, provides texts, transcripts and explanatory articles stating and explaining United States policies, produces a daily digest of media opinion for the Ambassador and a daily report on Italian media reaction on U.S., international and bilateral issues which is distributed to top U.S. government officials in Washington and in Italy.

The Cultural Office develops and manages an array of exchange programs between various segments of Italian and American society, and administers United States government involvement in cultural and educational activities between Italy and the United States, including Fulbright.

The Information Resource Center (IRC) at the U.S. Embassy in Rome is a research and reference service for Italian government officials, journalists, researchers and others with a professional interest in the United States.
For more information about the Information Resource Center please visit the page: Resources for Researchers on this website.

 

PA ITALY CONTACT INFORMATION

EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES, ROME

Office of Public Affairs
Embassy of the United States
via Sallustiana, 49 – 00187 Roma
Telephone: [+39] 06-4674-2368
Fax: [+39] 06-4674-2478

Minister Counselor for Public Affairs
Gloria F. Berbena
Telephone: [+39] 06-4674-2368

Cultural Attaché – Steven J. Labensky
Telephone: [+39] 4674-2330

Information Resource Officer – Holly T. Murten
Telephone: [+39] 06-4674-2482

Press Attaché – Jeffrey E. Galvin
Telephone: [+39] 06-4674-2426
Fax: [+39] 06-4674-2655
RomePressOffice@state.gov

Assistant Cultural Attaché – Menaka M. Nayyar
Telephone: [+39] 06-4674-2330

UNITED STATES CONSULATE GENERAL, MILAN

Public Affairs Officer - Mr. Christopher Wurst
Via Principe Amedeo, 2/10 – 20121 Milano
Telephone: [+39] 02-2903-5503
Fax: [+39] 02-2903-5525

UNITED STATES CONSULATE GENERAL, FLORENCE

Lungarno Vespucci, 38 – 50123 Firenze
Telephone: [+39] 055-266-951
Fax: [+39] 055-2669-5270

UNITED STATES CONSULATE GENERAL, NAPLES

Public Affairs Officer - Ms. Deborah Guido
Piazza della Repubblica – 80122 Napoli
Telephone: [+39] 081-669-989
Fax: [+39] 081-664-207