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Stay up to date with news, events, efforts, and highlights from Loyola Chicago's John Felice Rome Center.

Pro Law panel members speaking to audience at the JFRC

Stones in the pond: Rule of Law for Development students at the JFRC

"Be the stone in the pond and see how your actions can create a significant impact". This was the message that the students of Loyola's Rule of Law for Development program gave JFRC undergraduates on Tuesday evening, 19 February. This LUC program – housed at the JFRC - focuses on tackling critical development challenges around the world and addresses the complex and growing international rule of law and development field.

Student group in front of church in Borgo Mezzanone during study trip

Hospitality and hardship: The two sides of food in Puglia

During the fall semester, Student Life staff accompanied a group of students on a three-day odyssey through the beauty and culture of Puglia. The trip also looked at the food systems of the area and the connecting human rights concerns. LUC junior, Madelaine Brix, reflects on her experience in one of Italy’s most tantalizing regions.


Call for Abstracts: 16th International Critical Theory Conference of Rome

Here is a link for the call for abstracts for the 16th International Critical Theory Conference of Rome, scheduled for May 5-7, 2024. The deadline is set for February 3, 2024.

Wreath placed at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in commemoration of John Felice's 100th birthday

In his footsteps: 100th anniversary of founder’s birth

September 6th represents what would have been our founder’s 100th birthday. In commemoration of John Felice, the JFRC community commemorated our director emeritus with a ceremony at the Victor Emmanuel II National Monument in Piazza Venezia, Rome.


Producing Italy's green gold

On Friday, October 21, the JFRC community harvested nearly 1,000 pounds of olives which yielded 50 liters “Olio Felice". The annual olive harvest is part of a broader campus initiative for food systems and environmental sustainability education, in response to Pope Francis’ call to be stewards of creation and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Rome Center photo 1963

Celebrating 60 years of the JFRC

From October 6-9th, 215 alumni returned to Rome to honor six decades of the John Felice Rome Center.


Open House Roma

The JFRC campus was featured in the 2021 edition of the city-wide architecture celebration.


A Lens Towards Social Justice

Award-winning photojournalist Francesco Bellina delivers Human Rights Night keynote address.


Former Ambassador Robert J. Callahan Speaks at the JFRC

Former ambassador and JFRC alumnus Robert J. Callahan presented a special lecture on diplomacy and foreign affairs in Professor Claudio Lodici’s Comparative Politics course.


Malta, Malta, Malta!: A Complex Beauty

Student Myles Fucci reflects on the duty of recognizing complexity and the global perspectives he gained during the spring 2019 Malta trip.

Cominciamo in Campania

Cominciamo in Campania!

The JFRC caravan left Rome on Friday, January 25, and headed down south to Campania for the weekend. While having the old temples of Paestum in their own backyard for the weekend, students also got the chance to tour Certosa Padula monastery, Vini Marino winery and Tenuta Vannulo buffalo mozzarella farm, as well as enjoy stunning views in the little hillside city of Agropoli. Photos by SLA Ola Wysocki and student office assistant, Tiffany Berryman.