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Leadership Memes in Italian Civilization: Linking Ancient Cultures to Modern Perspectives

Florence, Italy

INTS 498/PSYC 461: Leadership Memes in Italian Civilization: Linking Ancient Cultures to Modern Perspectives (3 credits)

May 29, 2017, through June 6, 2017

Professor Stephen Zaccaro

Throughout its history, Italy has provided a rich set of leadership themes that were manifested in enduring cultural artifacts. Students will learn core themes around leaders as warriors, problems solvers, politicians, and teachers. In this class, participants will explore what each leadership perspective suggests about the qualities of effective leaders, the relationship between leaders and followers, the role of ethics in leadership, and the development of effective leaders. By visiting important Italian landmarks, participants will experience the spaces and culture that inspired leaders who changed history.

Running from May 29 through June 6, this course offers participants three credits and will transport them from Caesar’s Rome to the Medici’s Florence, so as to better understand the lasting legacy of some of the world’s most influential leaders.

Program cost is $3,750.00 (without airfare) and $4,925.00 (with airfare) and includes ground transportation while in Italy, Lodging, entrance fees and most meals. 

Space is limited! To reserve a spot in this course, a $750 non-refundable depositis required and can be paid either by personal check (made payable to "George Mason University") or cash to the Field Studies office at 433 Enterprise Hall.

For information about course content, contact Professor Stephen Zaccaro at

For questions about course enrollment, please contact Greg Justice at or 703-993-1740. Greg is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for walk-in appointments.


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