Students on Richmond’s MA International Relations visited the University’s Rome campus for a series of innovative workshops with leading scholars from around the world, from 24 to 28 June.

The workshops included International Law and Politics with Professor Edward Cohen, from Westminster College; on Gender and Politics from Dr. Amanda Elbassiouny from Cal Lutheran University; and an exciting ‘moving classroom’ that examined Italian fascism and the built environment with a group of scholars from St. John Fisher College.

This moving classroom, entitled, “The Civic Landscape of Moral Imagination: Public Space, Fascism, and Contemporary Rome”, commenced with the students in Rome’s Piazza Venezia, linked by many to Mussolini and the rise of fascism in the early 20th century as Palazzo Venezia was the headquarters of the fascist party, making for a fascinating and illuminating exploration of the subject.

In front of the Roman Forum

Lecture and tour around the city’s historic Jewish neighbourhood

Moving classroom at the Palazzo Venezia