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On Monday December 3rd, the Peace Studies Masters Program at AUR collaborated with the Euro-Gulf Information Center (EGIC) for the last lecture series in the Peace Studies Lecture Series for this semester. The lecture, led by EGIC President Dr.

On Monday November 12th, 2018, the Peace Studies M.A. hosted its second lecture in the Peace Studies Lecture Series. The lecture, Faith and Politics: Russia – Georgia – Ukraine, was given by H.E. Dr.

A newly released TV documentary, The Rooftops of Rome, features the work of AUR Professor Dr. Catherine Cornet who interviewed the Italian jewelry designer of Game of Thrones, among other personalities.

On Saturday, October 6th, the inaugural Peace Studies cohort traveled to Ravenna with Professor and Program Director, Dr. Davor Dzalto, for an on-site class.

Anders Vistisen, a member of the European Parliament from Denmark, serves as Vice Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, ERC Coordinator on the Special Committee on Terrorism, and is a member of  the Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee.

Suspicions about the integration of Islam into European cultures have been steadily on the rise, and dramatically so since 9/11. One reason lies in the visibility of anti-Western Islamic discourses of salafi origin, which have monopolized the debate on the "true" Islam, not only among Muslims but also in the eyes of the general population across Europe; these discourses combined with Islamophobic discourses reinforce the so-called incompatibility between the West and Islam.

The Balkans, in particular the turbulent ex-Yugoslav territory, have been among the most important world regions in Noam Chomsky’s political reflections and activism for decades. His articles, public talks, and correspondence have provided a critical voice on political and social issues crucial not only to the region but the entire international community, including "humanitarian intervention," the relevance of international law in today’s politics, media manipulations, and economic crisis as a means of political control.

Update: August 30, 2018. This publication has now been translated and published in Belgrade, in Serbian.

The Balkans, in particular, the turbulent ex-Yugoslav territory, have been among the most important world regions in Noam Chomsky’s political reflections and activism for decades.

Professor Davor Džalto was recently interviewed by 'Blic', the biggest daily newspaper in the South-Eastern Europe. Below is an excerpt from that interview and a link to the original article.

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.