University Coalition

An informal group of Catholic (Italian and Pontifical) universities and institutes based in Rome was formed in early June, at the initiative of Silvia Dall’Olio and the Georgetown University representative in Rome, Dr. Debora Tonelli. The group includes universities executives (Rettori, Vicerettori, Decani, and faculty delegates) from the following institutions: Pontifical University Gregoriana, Pontifical University Saint Thomas Aquinus - Angelicum, Pontifical University Urbaniana, Pontifical University Sant’Anselmo, Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies - PISAI, and Italian University LUMSA. The group was created with the intent of sharing information on the multifaceted implications of the current COVID-19 crisis and to discuss potential forms of collaboration in dealing with common challenges going forward.