Interest in Italy and its culture is only growing. The official data tell us that Italy is the second most popular study abroad destination for the U.S. and the fifth most popular travel destination. Also, when it comes to a study of the Italian language, statistics seem to indicate that Italian is the fourth most studied language in the world. At the same time though, Italian like most other foreign languages and the humanities in general, is not as attractive a subject for a university degree as it used to be in past.

By bringing together a diverse group of experts, this round table will offer an overview of the current situation and identify points of traditional strength that the field of Italian Studies can still leverage. Mostly, it will illustrate the new directions that this field has taken and continues to take in order to foster interest in the Italian language and culture.

Tuesday Nov. 15 6.30-8.30pm
Lecture Hall, Room 101 School of Business

RSVP required here by Fri. Nov. 11

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