Rome – Where it All Began

“The science, the art, the jurisprudence, the chief political and social theories, of the modern world have grown out of Greece and Rome” (Thomas Henry Huxley). In Rome, legal academics will tell us more about those roots. Yet Roman influence is not confined to the law. Foundations of our European way of living are everywhere. Very literally, of course, in Rome itself. The beauty and density of their ancient sites is proverbial.

Legal Program on Friday

Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli (LUISS)
LUISS is an independent university. It was created out of a pre-existing Roman institution, Pro Deo, between 1974 and 1978.

LUISS offers an innovative educational approach at its four departments: Economics and Finance, Business and Management, Law, and Political Science. Its goal is not simply to convey knowledge but to instill flexibility in young people, giving them a sense of mastery over their future.

Furthermore, LUISS has four Schools for graduate and professional studies: the LUISS Business School, the School of Government, the School of Law, and the School of European
Political Economy.

We had been welcomed by the Dean. It was then followed by a lecture taught by an assistant professor on a topic of international economic law. At the end, we visited two campuses belonging to the law school and had a drink there together with other students.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

An intergovernmental organization, FAO has 194 Member Nations, two associate members and one member organization, the European Union. Its employees come from various cultural backgrounds and are experts in the multiple fields of activity FAO engages in.

Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO’s efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.

Its three main goals are: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and, the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations.

A general presentation on the activities of the organization was delivered by an employee from the communication department. We also visited the Plenary Chamber.

Cultural Program on Saturday

Private Guided Tour of the Vatican

Group Dinner at Restaurant La Matriciana

Classical music concert at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

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