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In a time of political transition, increasing digitalization and rapid urbanization, Niels Righolt, guest speaker for the Arts Management Lecture Series at AUR, will touch on some of the most significant tendencies in Scandinavian and European cultural politics, trends in institutional governance

Former American President Barack Obama set foot back upon the world stage with a keynote speech at the Seeds&Chips Global Food Innovation Summit, one of the top Food Innovation events in the world. Seed&Chips is dedicated to showcasing national and international talent and cutting-edge solutions from around the world and Mr. Obama spoke about how climate change was imperiling food production around the world - threatening to aggravate the “migration that has put such a burden on Europe.”

Globalization is pulling the world together at an astonishing speed – allowing the movement of information, traditions, and even people.  You can board a plane tomorrow and find yourself walking in the Colosseum by midday, or floating above the temples of Bagan, Myanmar at sunrise.
 

The Hungarian government has proposed amendments to the National Higher Education Law that would make it impossible for Central European University – and possibly other international institutions – to continue operations within the country.

These changes would endanger the academic freedom vital for CEU’s continued operation in Budapest and would strike a blow against the academic freedom that enables all universities to flourish.

AUR offers M.A. students an optional extracurricular 30-hour introductory course in Italian Language Skills for Graduate Studies.

Dr. Mary Beard,Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge, Royal Academy of Arts Professor of Ancient Literature, and the Classics editor of The Times Literary Supplement, describes Dr.

AUR hosted its annual food conference on October 14, 2016. Attendees from countries around Europe and representing a diverse selection of disciplines gathered to spend the day discussing this year’s theme, Democratizing Food Governance.

KRISTINE SIEGEL is co-director of Bergen Biennale 2016 and co-founded PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art in Berlin in 2013. Prior to this, she worked as Program Director at ISCP, New York, at Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Tirana Biennale, Albania, and for Dennis Oppenheim Studio, New York.

It takes its title from the ICOMOS initiative of 2008 that recognized that every place has its own unique character whose heritage embodies not just buildings, art and material objects, but also memories, beliefs and places of significance for the contemporary population.

“We filmed in the Circus Maximus and my part was to talk about how the fire of Rome started. Although the final clip used is very short it took hours to film. We were plagued by police sirens, screeching car brakes, helicopters flying overhead and people straying into shot.