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In Fall 2016, I had the amazing opportunity to intern for the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative (SCRI) as part of the requirements for the Sustainable Cultural Heritage MA.

September 21 is observed annually as the International Day of Peace. This year’s theme, the UN informs us, is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.”

Simone Quilici, a landscape architect with a Ph.D. in urban, spatial and environmental planning from the University of Florence, who works as a cultural heritage officer for the Lazio region of Italy, spent a morning with the students in the Contemporary Issues in Cultural Heritage course illuminating a variety of career options that exist within the field.

Dr. Shuji Hisano, Professor of International Political Economy of Agriculture from the Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University, Japan, visited the AUR Graduate School on September 17, 2017 to talk about the politics of biotechnology. He discussed how to understand and critically analyze agricultural biotechnologies from a political economy perspective.

The American University of Rome offers its congratulations to Professor Valentina Peveri, Adjunct Faculty in the Master of Food Studies, for winning, in a worldwide  competition,  one of the eight prestigious fellowships granted each year  by the  Wenner G

Newly arrived graduate students embarking upon their M.A. programs this Fall 2017 enjoyed a walking tour with Prof. Pier Matteo Barone that began with a brief introduction of Ancient Rome while looking out over Circus Maximus and the Palatine Hill backdrop.

Rula Jebreal at The American University of RomeThank you for that gracious introduction and for this extraordinary honor.

MA Food Studies candidate Collier Lumpkin took part as a presenter on the panel discussion “Feminist Foodways” at the Southern Foodways Alliance conference held at the University of Mississippi September 11-12, 2017.

The Center for Food Studies is pleased to welcome Elizabeth Goldstein, certified dietician nutritionist with an MSc in Clinical Nutrition from New York University, author of numerous articles on Nutrition and Wellness and lecturer on current developments in nutrition and their applications in pra

Rula Jebreal is an award-winning journalist, author, and foreign policy analyst who has received accolades for her groundbreaking work in Europe, the United States, and across the Middle East.