News and Events

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On 6 Feb 2018, Dr. Peter Campbell presented 'Fishers, Divers, and Scientists: Engaging Communities in Underwater Cultural Heritage'. This is a video of his presentation on the evening.

International Law expert, Maria Beatrice Deli, engaged students during her lecture on the challenges that businesses face in attempting to balance the quest for profits and the goal of respecting human rights. The room was filled to capacity as Ms.

The American University of Rome's Professor Peter Gould,  M.A. Sustainable Cultural Heritage and M.A. Arts Management, seeks to identify the success factors associated with economic development projects within communities adjacent to archaeological or heritage sites, a growing interest among archaeologists and heritage managers. Typically, the success of site museums, tourism businesses, or crafts cooperatives is rarely reported on in scholarly literature or subjected to systematic study. This new book, Empowering Communities through Archaeology and Heritage, addresses that gap. 

The Business Club announced their new Executive Board at their holiday party in December and are ready for the Spring semester! The club is open to all students, not just business majors/minors. For information contact the club at: bizclub@aur.edu

Sephardi Voices Executive Director Henry Green and Media Director David Langer held production workshops here at the American University of Rome in 2017 and there was a pilot project to interview members of Libyan Jewish community in Italy. Rome is home to thousands of Libyan Jews who fled their country after the 1967 Arab-Israel war. The last Jew in Libya was an 80-year-old woman who left the country in 2003. “They were displaced and persecuted,” said AUR's Professor Villani (Film and Digital Media). “These are stories of people starting a new life somewhere else, stories of loss and dealing with psychological issues. Students interested in writing get lots of stories, some sad, dramatic, even tragic. But it’s an all-around positive experience. Everyone has a different, unique take on it.”

When AUR President Richard Hodges is not based in Rome at the helm of the University, he can often be found in a corner of the Mediterranean adding another excavation to his lengthy and esteemed list of digs. In the past couple of months, several articles by Professor Hodges reporting back on his excavations have been published in Archaeology magazines.

Dr. Harold Alderman, Visiting Professor of The American University of Rome, Senior Research Fellow of the Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) will be giving a seminar in FAO on 18 January 2018 on the recent book he co-authored entitled “The 1.5 Billion People Question: Food, Vouchers, or Cash Transfers?”

Dr. Davor Džalto (Program director and professor of Art History, Religious Studies, and the Master’s program in Peace Studies at AUR)  was a guest speaker at the International Conference on Religious Consciousness in a Post-Secular Society, held Dec. 12-15, 2017 in Moscow, Russia. 

This is an excerpt from a new article by Professor Cecilia Sottilotta, International Relations and Global Politics. See the link at the end of the text to read the original full text.

​The American University of Rome is pleased to announce a partnership with Umanism and 369gradi to help bring the Italian and American Playwrights Project (IAPP) to Rome. Establishing institutional and cultural links across the Atlantic, the Project fosters an exchange between contemporary Italian and American playwrights by bringing together authors, producers, and audiences and supporting theatrical performances that cultivates an open dialogue between artists in Italy and the United States.