Since its foundation, the RAI has become the foremost academic institution beyond America’s shores for teaching and research in US history, culture, and politics.

The Institute is a place of first-class and non-partisan academic research. 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.

The RAI sits at the crossroads of discussion within Oxford about how America came to be what it has become, as Oxford sits at such a crossroads nationally and internationally. The RAI is already a marketplace of ideas and exchange about the United States. There is great opportunity for it to deepen its current vigorous level of activity to enlarge its impact upon audiences in the UK and beyond.
Professor Andrew Hamilton, FRS, former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University