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The Trump Administration’s latest budget proposals for 2019 call for $214 billion in cuts to federal food assistance programs over the next 10 years. While think tanks, citizens’ groups, academia, and the US Congress debate the issue, they may find some good advice in a new book: “The 1.5 Billion People Question: Food, Vouchers, or Cash Transfers?” 

Not only is Rome consistently ranked a must-see (#12 on the 2017 Euromonitor International Top City Destination Rankings), but it’s at the center of every tourism trend imaginable.

Historian Dr. Mary Beard, the world renowned author of “SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome”, in conversation with Dr. Richard Hodges, archaeologist and President of the American University of Rome on “Why Ancient Rome Matters.”

This is an amazing opportunity for current students to spend four weeks over the summer working on a real production and utilizing the stunning facilities of the Terni Film Studios.

The course breaks down like this:

The Gallery was established in Rome in 2003 and actively works with 25 artists. Among these artists are the internationally acclaimed, Richard Long, Tracey Emin, Anselm Kiefer, Francesco Clemente, Martin Creed, Cerith Wyn Evans and many more. The gallery is located in the city centre and inside a marvelous Roman palazzo.

I’m an Art History student with a Business of Art concentration, therefore, the gallery internship was a very fruitful and important experience for me. I had previously interned at an art newspaper and a museum, but never at a gallery. I found the environment and dynamics very different.

Since MediaLab is a small social media company, it was a big advantage for me because I got to work directly with my boss on a day-to-day basis. It also allowed me the freedom to voice my opinions, present my ideas, and actually get to develop them. I was given a lot of responsibilities, something that many interns don’t get the chance to have in bigger businesses. This allowed me to discover a lot about myself, about how I work, and how I express myself in the business world.

In the Spring of 2018, I interned in the skeletal analysis laboratory at the Pigorini National Museum of Ethnography and Prehistory. During this internship I learned how to analyze every element of the skeleton including gender, age, and any signs of disease. Each day I had a hands-on experience studying and collecting data on 2000-year-old skeletons to find out more about ancient cultures. I recorded my data in an archive for future researchers. I loved the lab environment and appreciate how much I learned. This experience has prepared me better for the world of archaeology.

I had wanted to intern for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization but as a Libyan, I was not eligible because Libya is not one of the member countries. EGIC, however, turned out to be a perfect fit. The Centre began as a legal association in Rome, Italy, and draws on the expertise of scholars, policy makers, economists and members of European and Gulf civil societies to enhance inter-regional relations. As an International Relations student with a focus on Middle Eastern affairs, I was very excited about the opportunity and it was exactly what I wanted.

This spring semester I decided to further enrich my undergraduate experience with an internship. A proposal by the Internship Program led to my interviewing with Summerside International—a film distribution agency—and it’s been three months since I joined the company. Working at Summerside has been an incredible opportunity to discover a side of the entertainment world that I was not aware of and provided me with a potential career path I hadn’t previously considered.

Italians go to the polls this Sunday to elect a new government. Given Italy’s indebtedness and the shakiness of many of its banks, the outcome of the election could send ripples across financial markets. But the precise outcome is very difficult to predict.