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Summer 2013 at the Italy Center
That’s right everyone–the summer 2013 program has been announced. We have all the details for the program here and feel free to apply when you are done reading as we are now accepting applications!
The summer program has undergone some changes this year as [...]
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The Italy Center staff is currently working on developing a new social justice tour that will run for the first time in Fall 2013: Cyprus and Turkey. Here is the mission that we have written to drive the development of the new tour:
The mission of the Italy Center in Turkey & Cyprus program is [...]
The Italy Center Spring Social Justice Tunisia Tour offers students an up close and personal account of the Arab Spring. The initial leg of the tour includes meetings with young leaders, Tunisian academics and U.S. Diplomats including Ambassador Gordon Grey. In this feature story Italy Center Director Todd Waller captures the sentiments shared by Tunisians [...]Continue Reading →
Environmental Field Work in the Italian Alps
Summer Session students will have a unique opportunity to explore first-hand the environmental challenges facing the Swiss and Italian Alps region. Ken Marquardt is President of the Canova Association which is located near the town of Domodossola. Ken reflects on his vision in this feature story.
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On December 21, 2011 By ktrusgnich
Senior Spring Hill College student Gabriela Diaz is a dual major studying International Relations and Spanish. She is from Miami, Florida.
I know I will return to Italy many times in my life, but never again will I set foot on Italian soil and live in the real world of Italian college life. Bologna is [...]Continue Reading →
Puglia: the Achilles heel in the heel of the boot of Italy
Our task in Italy is to engage students in meaningful ways in hopes that they will develop empathy skills and a sense of self-knowledge anchored in justice thinking. As faculty teaching a community based research course titled Issues in Social Justice: [...]Continue Reading →
The Italy Center students just returned from the 6th Annual Symposium on Human Rights and A Just Society in Poland. The focus of the symposium this year was “Human Rights and the Arab Revolution of 2011.” See the attached documents for more about the conference itineraries.Continue Reading →
Recently, the New York Times Opinion pages featured a piece from Tunisian Professor Hamadi Redissi, a political and community activist and dear friend of the Italy Center. Professor Redissi, who meets with and speaks to our students during our visits to North Africa, provides an insider’s take on the current political situation in Tunisia. Even [...]Continue Reading →
Many of our AJCU Centers (Santa Clara- El Salvador, Marquette-South Africa, The University of San Francisco-Philippines) are anchored in the Ignatian tradition of helping our students to encounter the “other.” As we plant seeds, we hope that our students’ interactions with those who have been marginalized will generate graduates who will commit to the messy [...]Continue Reading →
The Italy Center has just recently announced their Summer 2012 program and all of the details are listed here. Although the program was built off of the last year’s summer program, there have been a few changes made to the program. First of all, starting with Session I, the IC is offering a few more [...]Continue Reading →
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