Asian and North African Studies
What is currently happening in Afghanistan is the most recent development of a conflict that has been plaguing the country for decades, and that has involved Italy as well as the US and other allies since 2001. Professor Simone Cristoforetti, an expert in the history of Islamic countries at the Department of Asian and North African Studies, helps us understand the situation from a historical perspective.
Social changes, religion, LGBTQ+ communities, TV series, cinema and music: discover the newest trends in contemporary Southeast Asia with Giuseppe Bolotta and Edoardo Siani, professors of the curriculum on Thailand and Vietnam in the Bachelor's Degree Programme in Language, Culture and Society of Asia and Mediterranean Africa.
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Not only Chinese, Japanse or Arabic: the Department offers the opportunity to learn many languages and cultures, from Armenian to Vietnamese, from Georgian to Thai.
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