Fall 2016 Rome Guest Lectures
Date Published: Nov. 1, 2016
During the last two weeks, students were fortunate to attend two lectures given by
important guest speakers. The first lecture, “Carving in Place, Sculpture in Stone
from Roman Times to Modern,” was given by Peter Rockwell, the sculptor son of painter
Norman Rockwell. Peter Rockwell spoke about sculpting from ancient times up until
modern – he even brought a block of marble to demonstrate the different carving techniques!
He also invited twelve lucky students to his studio in Rome to learn how to carve
marble. The second lecture was given by Dr. Jeffrey A. Larsen, the Director of the
Research Division at NATO Defense College. He talked about general ideas of security
and freedom, Russia’s change in status from partner to adversary, and NATO’s evolving
role in a changing world.