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Dr. Richard Hodges, OBE retires from his role as President today, 30 June, 2020, after 8 years leading The American University of Rome (AUR).

The so-called “Arab Spring” of 2011 have too often been analyzed by commentators and journalists as unexpected outbursts of violence or as the result of power games between western states.

I write this due to the extraordinary circumstances convulsing American cities and their neighborhoods, and ask that we continue to share in a hope for a better future

Lexi Mestas (MA Food Studies, 2018) has informed us about the official launch of the e-cookbook titled “SHELF: Stable & Staples” to benefit the World Central Kitchen (WCK).

Prof. Emily Pierini has been a much-valued colleague teaching research methodology to grad students in the Food Studies and Sustainable Cultural Heritage programs since 2014.

Here's the video of the proceedings.


The economic downturn that is causing disruption the world over has brought with it uncertainty for many – not least those who, as lockdowns came into force around the world, were seeking employment or a career change.

Professor Irene Caratelli, Director of the International Relations and Global Politics program at AUR and faculty lead of the EurHope Project, has recently published an in-depth and profound article for the IAI (Isti

An ethnographic and literary homage to a unique plant from a unique part of Ethiopia. Dr.

With Rome under lockdown, the Food Studies program turned to technology so that an important seminar could go ahead, with students tuning in remotely to listen to Dr. Francesco Branca.