Inside FAO, A Guided Visit

Join us 17 September, 2019, at 3 p.m. for a guided tour of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO),  an arm of the United Nations.

Columbia alumni will meet select experts in the field, and learn the key issues, activities and goals of this renowned humanitarian agency.  In a special behind-the-scenes visit,  we will view Roman mosaics and Ethiopian tapestries, visit temporary agricultural displays, and see chambers that have hosted world leaders since FAO’s inception.  In actual fact, the building housing this organization is surprisingly little-known to Italians. 

Columbia alumni in Italy are invited to a special dedicated tour organized with our interests in mind. Selby Byashimova, '13, President, CAA Italy, is pleased to organize this unique visit, reserved for Columbia alumni, as she is a consultant to FAO. She will be joined by Cornelia Lauf, '85 '86 '92, art historian and curator, and Vice-President, CAA Italy.

From financial, legal, and environmental aspects, to notes on this Modernist architectural jewel, our visit will culminate with a cocktail (self-pay) in a nice bar next to FAO. Sweeping views of the Palatine and an overview of one of the world’s prominent aid organizations will conclude an informative and exciting occasion.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.  Its goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide.  (

Please bring a photo ID and rsvp (limited to 15). 

September 17, 2019 at 3:00pm - 5pm

Food and Agriculture Organization

Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
Rome 00153

Selby Byashimova

Coralie Harouni Marcella Giamundo

Will you come?

This website uses cookies as well as similar tools and technologies to understand visitors' experiences. By continuing to use this website, you consent to Columbia University's usage of cookies and similar technologies, in accordance with the
Columbia University Website Cookie Notice.