Members of Parliament Speak to AUR Students

Roma, 1 luglio 2013

Two recently elected members of the Italian Parliament, the Honorable Francesca La Marca and the Honorable Marco Fedi, met with The American University of Rome’s summer students on June 24 to discuss issues related to working in the international environment – specifically the Canadian and Australian business environments.

Francesca La Marca is the Deputy elected by Italians living in the North and Central America district and is originally from Toronto; this is her first term in the Italian Chamber of Deputies. The Hon. Marco Fedi has served three previous terms representing the Asian, African, and Oceania district and comes from Melbourne. The two MPs visited with students from the International Business and State and Public Policy courses, and discussed the cultural, political, and economic environments of their home countries. They were eager to answer the numerous questions posed by the students, with particular reference to the policies of multiculturalism versus assimilation, welfare, health coverage, and women’s role in society.  AUR President, Dr. Richard Hodges, greeted the two guests and briefly touched upon the challenges of the Italian educational sector.

This visit was part of a series of distinguished lectures and external visits that have been incorporated into The American University of Rome’s Introduction to Business summer course with the aim of providing the students with a hands-on, direct experience and to take advantage of the numerous resources that a capital city such as Rome has to offer.