The Paideia Institute Names New Director of European Operations

Allegra Forbes |

The Paideia Institute for Humanistic Study has appointed a Director of European Operations to lead the Paideia office in Rome, to supervise Paideia’s Classical Tours and European academic programs, to oversee communication with European vendors, clients and partners, and to ensure compliance with Italian regulations.

Paideia’s Board of Directors said Dr. Marco Romani Mistretta will assume the Director of European Operations role on March 1st, 2020. Dr. Romani Mistretta has been the Outreach and Publications Manager based in Paideia’s New York office since the spring of 2018.

“Marco brings new leadership to the Rome office and a depth of experience in administering programs and teaching in the world of classical studies,” said Hunter Rawlings, the Paideia Board Chair. “His work will continue to support Paideia’s mission of increasing access to and engagement with the classical humanities across all sectors of society.”

                                Marco Romani Mistretta
 Marco Romani Mistretta

A native of Rome, Marco Romani Mistretta studied Classics at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa and received a PhD in Classical Philology from Harvard University before joining the Paideia Institute. He currently oversees the Institute’s Outreach and Publications initiatives. Besides being the author of several research articles, he has taught a number of courses on ancient languages, Greek and Roman literatures, and science in antiquity.

“In my new capacity, I look forward to helping students from all backgrounds engage with Paideia programming and the city of Rome. I am especially excited to bring Paideia’s core mission to a broader international context. Along these lines, I am hoping to guide the Institute’s Rome branch towards greater integration into the local community and closer interaction with old and new European partners.”

Dr. Romani Mistretta’s priorities include building a professional, diverse, and inclusive environment in Paideia’s Rome office, strengthening local partnerships in Italy, and improving governance and transparency procedures in Rome.


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