The Role of the Humanities in Higher Education

Programme for Rome Conference 

> The full version of the programme is here.

> Also this is the presentation of our programme (here).

> This is the list of abstracts (here).

Papers will be delivered in English, French and Italian.

Given the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the conference, though based at the International University for Peace (UPEACE) in Rome, will be conducted online through ZOOM. Registration will enable participation, presentation and eventual publication regardless of physical presence.

We are pleased to confirm the titles of our Keynote Speakers and their Biographies (here).

Prof Carole M. CusackProfessor of Religious Studies and Historian in Religion, University of Sydney, Australia

 ‘Social Capital, Religion, and Community: The Value of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Tertiary Education in the Twenty-First Century.’

Towella Ngambi, CPyschol, SFHEA, QTLS, Principal Lecturer, The Institute of Foundation, Arden University, UK

 ‘The Impact of Humanities Subjects on Student Success.’

Dr George D. ChryssidesBritish Academic and Researcher in New Religious MovementsYork St John University and University of Birmingham, UK

‘Descending from the Ivory Tower – Engaged Scholarship in the Study of Religion.’

 Prof Paolo IafrateProfessor of Human Rights, Immigration and Cooperation, University Tor Vergata and UPEACERome

‘Human Rights and Climate Change.’ (Diritti Umani e Cambiamento Climatico)


Prof Francesco Da Riva Grechi, Full Professor of Comparative Law and Commercial Law, University Link Campus and University E-Campus, Rome

The Ethical Aspect of Transhumanism from a Legal Perspective.


Programme Chairs and Organisers:

  1. Marzia A. Coltri, PhD, Arden University, UK
  2. Wannette Van Eg Dom- Tuinstra, PhD, Arden University and Open University, UK
  3. Enea Franza, CONSOB and International University for Peace (UPEACE), Rome, Italy
  4. Dion C. Smythe, PhD, Independent Scholar, UK

Please do not hesitate to contact the event’s chair and co-organizer for further information:

Dr Marzia A. Coltri: