American University of Rome honours Harry Shindler

War veteran Shindler to receive honoury doctorate together with Eataly founder Oscar Farinetti.

The American University of Rome (AUR) is to confer honourary doctorates on British war veteran Harry Shindler MBE and the Eataly founder Oscar Farinetti at a ceremony at the American Academy of Rome on Friday 20 May.

Shindler, a veteran of the Battle of Anzio and the liberation of Rome in world war two, will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters, while Farinetti, who founded the global emporium of Italian food Eataly in 2004, will receive an honorary doctorate of business.

The AUR says it is honouring Shindler for his relentless work helping the families of his fallen comrades to find their graves, as well as his fight to overturn a British law barring British expats who have lived abroad for more than 15 years from voting in British elections.

The university says that Farinetti will receive the honour for his successful international promotion of quality Italian food and wine, together with his entrepreneurial vision and innovative business approach.

Oscar Farinetti

The doctorates will be awarded by the university's president, Prof. Richard Hodges, at the American Academy of Rome's residence of Villa Aurelia, on the Gianicolo hill, at 17.00 on Friday 20 May. For more information contact Maurizia Garzia,

Villa Aurelia, Largo di Porta S. Pancrazio 1, Gianicolo.