The Rothermere American Institute

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About the Institute
The Rothermere American Institute is an international centre of excellence dedicated to the interdisciplinary and comparative study of the United States. Since its opening by President Bill Clinton in 2001, the Institute has provided a home in Oxford for students and scholars of American history, politics and culture.

Every year, the Institute hosts more than 100 seminars, workshops, conferences and lectures which attract leading scholars, students, policy-makers and public figures from around the world to debate and study the United States.

The Vere Harmsworth Library, housed within the Institute, has the finest academic collections in American history, politics and government outside the US.


The Rothermere American Institute was made possible by the generosity of many donors, particularly that of the Rhodes Trust and the Harmsworth family. Many hundreds of smaller donors, notably former Rhodes Scholars, also contributed.

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