In recent years cultural sites and heritage locations have become targets for political opponents, extremists, terrorists, opportunists and criminals, people who want to exploit them in order to make a symbolic statement or simply to make money.
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.
The unit, set up by DA Cyrus Vance in 2017, is the first of its type and was created to deal with the increase in looted antiquities that are flooding the art market in New York, mostly as a result of conflicts in the Middle East.
The Graduate School of The American University of Rome is pleased to announce that from Fall 2020 its three Master's degree programs - Food Studies, Peace Studies, and Sustainable Cultural Heritage - will be offered on a part-time basis in addition to the current full-time programs.
AUR is very happy to congratulate Anjum Malik (M.A. Sustainable Cultural Heritage 2019) on her newly appointed position with the Pakistan Higher Education Commission (HEC) as special assistant to the Chairman, Dr. Tariq Banuri.