A photo of the front of the Rothermere American Institute buildingThe Rothermere American Institute is an international centre of excellence dedicated to the interdisciplinary and comparative study of the United States. Since its opening by President Bill Clinton in 2001, the Institute has provided a home in Oxford for students and scholars of American history, politics and culture.

Every year, the Institute hosts more than 100 seminars, workshops, conferences and lectures which attract leading scholars, students, policy-makers and public figures from around the world to debate and study the United States.

The Vere Harmsworth Library, housed within the Institute, has the finest academic collections in American history, politics and government outside the US.

The RAI achieves all it does through the generosity of individual benefactors, trusts, and foundations who share the Institute's commitment to world-class research on the United States. Further financial support is essential to ensuring that the RAI maintains the quality and scale of its activities and increases its academic and global public impact.

This will allow future generations of scholars, students and members of the public to better understand the United States, its politics, its culture and its history.