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Social Justice

Social justice is not a feature of the Italy Center, it is the Italy Center.

The Italy Center’s Social Justice philosophy is rooted in human to human interaction with communities in Italy and Europe. Our core areas of focus are migration and environmental justice. The Italy Center leverages its relationships with activists, community organizers, and academics allowing students to experience and engage with authentic Italian communities. 


*In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that health and safety conversations are ongoing with our community partners. Each site will be evaluated to see if it is possible for social distancing and sanitization protocols can be met.

The Italy Center’s social justice philosophy currently centers on two main areas:



World migration reached record levels in the last decade, with Italy placed strategically in the center of this historic global era.

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Climate and Environmental Justice

Our exploration of economics, ethics and sustainability centers on interdisciplinary, solutions-oriented responses to our global climate emergency. Summer 2021 will feature our first integrated experiential program in Bologna and in the nearby mountains.

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