Peter Fischer, Ph.D.

pfischerportraitCourses taught at the Institute
History and Politics of Modern Italy
The History & Culture of Food: A Comparative Analysis
The History of Agriculture, Food and Sustainability in Italy

M.A., Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule (RWTH), Aachen
Ph.D., European University Institute, Florence (Italy)


Teaching Philosophy
Learning is a life-long endeavor. My goal is to prepare students for this by providing them with a base of knowledge and sophistication upon which they can build, and to encourage in them attitudes and techniques for continued learning. As A. Toffler put it so well, “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”


Most Rewarding Moments
I enjoy teaching ISI students that bring a spirit of curiosity, motivation, and enthusiasm.


Favorite Quote
“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
– Albert Einstein