Commendatore Frank J. De Santis
In 2011, the Frank J. De Santis Lecture was established to not only introduce an essential component to the academic mission of the George L. Graziadio Center for Italian Studies, but to also honor a man who has been a tireless advocate of Italian Studies his entire life – Comm. Frank J. De Santis. This lecture is an annual event that draws upon the wealth of contributions that Italians and Italian Americans have made to humanity. It provides a venue for members of our community to come together to share the best things about Italy – great food, great conversation and interesting speakers.
The 1st Annual Frank J. De Santis Lecture, March 23, 2011.
The Karl W.E. Anatol Center, CSULB
Guest Speaker, Dr. Anthony Julian Tamburri, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute Queens College/University of New York
The 2nd Annual Frank J. De Santis Lecture, March 15, 2012.
The Petersen Automotive Museum
Guest Speaker, Miguel Angel Galluzzi, Piaggio S.p.A. Group