DZALTO, Davor (Program Director)

Dr. Dzalto is an art professor and religious scholar who brings practical experience in reconciliation projects, inter-religious and ecumenical dialogue.
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CANZIANI, Cecilia (Academic Advisor)

Dr. Canziani is an art historian and curator. She has been Academic Advisor of AUR’s MA in Arts Management and a member of its adjunct faculty in art history since 2015. She is also a professor at the Accademia di Belle Arti in L’Aquila, Italy. Before joining AUR, Dr. Canziani was the program director in curating studies at IED (Institute of European Design) Rome and previously taught at the Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Palermo and lectured in several international institutions, among others at the National Museum of Cairo and the Center for Restoration in Tirana, Albania.
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Bisan Abdulkader is active in the development of projects for the transfer of know-how between innovative Italian companies and MENA Science and Technology Parks (Middle East North Africa). works towards the realization of sustainability projects with the United Nations and the Youth Engaging Program in Damascus. Bisan is responsible for the development of projects in the MENA region for LUISS ENLABS and co-founder of Artichalk, an online platform for nutritional wellbeing.
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AYERS, Brian

Brian Ayers is currently a Research Fellow and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia. He was Assistant Head of Museums & County Archaeologist for Norfolk until 2008. Thereafter he became the Chief Executive of the Butrint Foundation until the end of 2011 (for which organisation he continues as a consultant) and which works to secure preservation of the World Heritage Site of Butrint in Albania.
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DA MILANO, Cristina 

Cristina Da Milano, ECCOM, Roma (IT) holds a degree in Archaeology (University of Rome, IT) and the MA in Museum Studies (University of Leicester, UK). She has been part of several research projects at a national and international level on the issue of lifelong learning in museums and of the social role of museums. She has managed many EU funded projects within the LLP Programme 2007-2013, the Culture Programme and the Creative Europe Programme.
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GOULD, Peter

Peter Gould began his career in economics, initially at the Brookings Institution, then as a financial editor for a national magazine, and subsequently at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and the US Department of Commerce. He has taught in cultural heritage programs at AUR and at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is a consulting scholar at Penn’s Cultural Heritage Center. He also is a founding director of the Sustainable Preservation Initiative, an NGO dedicated to preserving cultural heritage by providing sustainable economic opportunities to communities that are home to archaeological sites. 
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HIGGINS, Valerie

Valerie Higgins has an honours degree in ‘Ancient and Mediaeval History and Archaeology’ from the University of Liverpool and a Master’s in ‘Economic Archaeology’ from the University of Sheffield. She then worked as a professional archaeologist in local government before returning to the University of Sheffield to complete a Ph.D. on human remains from an Italian monastery site. After periods of research in the United States and New Zealand she came to live in Rome where she has been teaching and researching Italian archaeology.
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HONORE’, Vincent 

Vincent Honoré is a curator and writer based in London. He was a curator at Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2001-2004) and at Tate Modern in London (2004-2007) where he developed solo exhibitions and projects with Carol Bove, Pierre Huyghe, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Jeff Wall, Louise Bourgeois, Hans Haacke, Catherine Sullivan, and others. He was the founding director and chief curator of DRAF (David Roberts Art Foundation) in London, a non profit space founded by collector David Roberts, and the director of the David Roberts Collection, from 2007 to 2017. In 2011, Honoré co-founded the publishing house Drawing Room Confessions, dedicated to in-depth studies focused on single artist practice. In 2017 he was named Artistic Director of the Baltic Triennial 13 and left DRAF to become Senior Curator at the Hayward Gallery, London.
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Brian is originally from America, and has been studying and working with Digital Media for over 2 decades. He has a Minor in Architecture History which is the driving factor that brought him to Rome to visit, and eventually live here. Brian knows the history of Rome, and his passion for exploring the historic city is reflected in his photography and media productions, as he is always looking for the best light and positions, affording superior results in his work.
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LANGER, Marshall

Marshall Langer has been an Adjunct Professor at AUR since 2004. He earned his Bachelor’s in Finance from Boston University and an MBA from The Wharton School in Marketing and Management, and has done graduate work in Counseling Psychology at New York University. Marshall entered academia after a 12-year career in finance in the U.S. and Europe, in investment banking and risk arbitrage with firms such as Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corp and BNP Paribas. Marshall is also a Trained Group Counselor. 
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MEZZI, Giulia

Giulia Mezzi holds a Ph.D. in Art History from University of Reading, UK, for which she was awarded a full scholarship by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (2011-2013). Her thesis investigates the development of cultural heritage preservation in post-unification Italy by the means of the architect Camillo Boito (1836-1914). Her educational background also includes an MA in Art History and Cultural Heritage Preservation of the Church from the Pontificia Università Gregoriana in Rome.
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MONIN, Christophe

PICA, Valeria

Valeria Pica is an Art Historian and Museologist. She is the coordinator of the Working Group on Cultural Tourism of ICOM National and Regional Committee and is an active member of ICOFOM (International Committee of Museology) since 2004. She collaborates with the Educational Department of the Vatican Museums since 2009, and has been in charge of initiating, developing and coordinating cultural and educational activities for different museums in Italy.
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Professor Pollon has been teaching courses in finance, economics and the entertainment industry at AUR since 2003. He also teaches graduate seminars for the MBA program of the Institut Superieur de Gestion in Paris, France. Prior to entering the academic world, Professor Pollon made his career in the international financial arena working for The Walt Disney Company. After serving as Finance Director at the company's headquarters in Los Angeles, he became Finance Director in the UK and then Italy, where he was in charge of all cinema, video, and DVD financial operations. 
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TORTORA, Emiliano


Megan Williams is an award-winning foreign correspondent, radio documentary producer and writer. For more than 15 years, she has reported extensively on Italy and the Vatican, covering everything from the plight of migrants and mafia to the Venice Biennale and food and culture. She has also reported throughout Asia, Africa and Europe, most recently covering terror attacks for CBC and other outlets. Megan’s reports have won numerous top international awards, including Gold and Silver at the New York Festivals Radio Awards 2015 and a United Nations award for her documentary on women and public space. 
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