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The Rondine Method

President of the 2016 Outstanding Peace Education Luxembourg Award winner and Nobel Prize Peace Nominee Institution Rondine – Cittadella della Pace Franco Vaccari and its Education Director Dr. Blerina Duli are coming to Western to give a talk on “The Rondine Method” on February 8th, 2018 at 4:30pm! This talk will take place in 2N05 Dr. David S. Chu International Student Centre (A&H International Graduates Affairs Building).

Rondine is an NGO that works towards bringing young students from conflict areas around the globe together to build peaceful communication and understanding between different cultures. The event is organized by Rondine Italian Study Abroad Program of Modern Languages and Literatures.

Rondine Method Poster Final



Annual MLL Photo Contest

The annual MLL Photo Contest is back!

Did you capture an awesome memory with a photo? We want to see it! Send all submissions to by January 9, 2018.

For more information, visit:

To see the 2016 winners, visit:

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Club di Conversazione RETURNS

Cari amici e amiche:

We are happy to announce that the Club di Conversazione returns this coming Wednesday (September 20) for another year of exciting meetings and conversations about all things Italian in….Italian.

As in previous years, the Club di Conversazione will be directed by Teresa Aconito. The meetings will take place every Wednesday, 2:30-4, in AHB 3R19.

Everyone is welcome/Siete tutti benvenuti!


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Western University Course Uses Video Games to Teach Italian Renaissance Literature

Western University Course Uses Video Games to Teach Italian Renaissance Literature 

PhD candidate Andrea Privitera uses role-playing video games to teach Italian Renaissance Epic poetry because he wants to show how Early Modern literature can be just as exciting as modern-day pop culture.