The Rothermere American Institute was created in 2001 as a department of the University of Oxford. Its mission is to promote within and beyond Oxford ‘greater public and academic understanding of the history, culture and politics of the United States’.

Housed in an award-winning, modern building, the RAI has become the foremost academic institution beyond America’s shores for teaching and research in US history, politics, international relations, foreign policy, literature, and culture.

Every year, it hosts more than 200 seminars, workshops, conferences and lectures which attract leading scholars, students, policy-makers and public figures from across the world to study the United States.

Find out more about the RAI and its mission