College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York

Welcome to the Eta Lambda Chapter of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars at the College of Staten Island. Please refer to the left-hand menu to find out more about our Chapter.

Upcoming Event on Monday May 5, 2014

Keynote speaker: Mr. Gianpiero Pagliaro

Gianpiero Pagliaro is the Corporate Office Manager of Mediterranean Shipping Company (USA) Inc., the second largest global shipping line of the world who provides a comprehensive network of worldwide transportation services.

Working in MSC since August 2006, he is currently responsible for the organizational development of the US Headquarter in New York, overseeing any aspect related to the departments’ productivity and talent development program of the Company.

Since his young age, he actively served several Boards of Non-Profit Youth Organizations. Former National President of AIESEC in Italy and former President of the (YEX) Young Executives Committee of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of New York, he is currently developing the international network of Young Professionals. With the intent to further enhance the relationship between Italy and the USA, he recently joined the Board of Directors of the Foundation I.L.I.C.A. (Italian Language Inter-Cultural Alliance).

Passionate about coaching and people development, he was the recipient of several awards such as AIESEC Leadership Award, TARGET USA All Star Award, MSC Excellence Award and Gold Medal “Calabresi nel Mondo”. His personal vision can be described with the following statement: “Leading by example to inspire his origins”.

Gianpiero holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from University of studies of Pavia, Italy.

Past Events for 2014

General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, March 25,2014, 3:40pm, Conference Room 116 (1P)

Thursday, April 3, 2014-flyer attached
3pm-4:15pm, Lecture Hall (1P)
A Panel Discussion: Career Opportunities for Americans Overseas


1. Patricia H. H. Guy, CUNY Diplomat-in-Residence at City College of New York
2. J. Michael Kirkland, CPA, CGMA, President, New York State Society of CPAs
3. Kenneth Browne, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer

Moderator: Stephen Ferst, Executive Director of the Center for International Service

Friday, April 25, 2014
PBD Outing – New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden
Monday, May 5, 2014- 5:00pm-6:30pm
2014 Fourth Induction Ceremony
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Center for the Arts-Williamson Theatre
Reception to Follow

Past Events for 2013

Friday, November 8, 12:15pm
Visit to the United Nations Headquarters
CSI Eta Lambda chapter is sponsoring the $13 entrance fees to students.

The outing to the United Nations Headquarters is hosted by Dr. Naima Charafi who became an honorary member of the PBD at the May 2013 induction ceremony. Dr. Charafi kindly arranged for some of her UN colleagues from various departments to join us for lunch. They volunteered to share their work experience and discuss ways to promote excellence at CSI. Dr. Charafi is a tenured Professor at United Nations Headquarters, where she has served as Training Specialist since September 2003.

Phi Beta Delta Program for 2013

2013 Third Induction Ceremony
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5:00pm-6:30pm, Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Center for the Arts-Recital Hall
Reception to Follow

Photos from the event are at

International Career Fair, Thurs Feb 28th, 2013

Join us on Thursday, February 28, 2013 in the Center for the Arts for a fair and panel about international work opportunities for students. There will be over a dozen organizations or businesses at the afternoon career fair. The fair will be followed by a panel discussion with distinguished visitors and alumni speaking about a range of career opportunities, all with an international focus.

Past events for 2012

A visit to the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan
150 West 17th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
Sunday, October 21, 2012, 11am Register by emailing us

The chapter will subsidize entrance fees (in full or in part) for CSI chapter, Eta Lambda members. Guest of the PBD members are welcome.

Eta Lambda Chapter, Phil Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars
General Membership Meeting
Thursday, September 13, 2012
3:30pm (Club Hour)
Center for the Arts, Conference Room (1P-116)

2012 Second Induction Ceremony
5:30pm, Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Center for the Arts-Recital Hall
Reception to Follow

Photos of the event

Sunday, March 25, 2012
A visit to the Asia Society, New York City

Past events for 2011

The College of Staten Island (CSI) recently held its inaugural induction ceremony of students, faculty, and staff into the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars.

The Eta Lambda Chapter at CSI inducted several scholars from all walks of life, but the tie that binds them together is their dedication to spreading their knowledge and experience across the globe, eliminating cultural and geographic borders.

View the Slideshow or View the CSI Today Photo Gallery.

Induction Ceremony
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Center for the Arts, Building 1P
Ceremony: 5:30pm, Recital Hall
Reception: East Lounge (upstairs back entrance)
Business meeting: Recital Hall