Faculty News

Dr. Somnath Batabyal Presents “Don’t Cut My Head Off”

JCU Presents "Don't Cut My Head Off": Provocative Video Essay on Global Environmental Politics

John Cabot University Welcomes New and Returning Students

JCU Welcomes New and Returning Students at the Tiber Cafe

Daniele Fiorentino: The US and the Roman Republic of 1849

As part of the events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Italian unification, the Guarini Institute invited prof. Daniele Fiorentino, a leading Italian scholar of US history, to share the results of his current research about the connections between the two countries in the period of the 1848-49 Roman Republic.

Justice, Politics, Privacy and the Dignity of Women: an Update on Italy

On Wednesday, April 13th the Aula Magna hosted the final Guarini Institute event of an intense Spring semester. The conference started at 6.30pm, and Professor Argentieri took the podium to introduce the topic and the guest speakers.

The Religion of Liberty in Italy’s Risorgimento

The Italian Risorgimento has been the theme at the core of the work of Maurizio Viroli. Currently a Professor at Princeton University, Viroli has earned a doctorate at the European University and works at the Italian University of Lugano as well.

Tweeting the Revolution: Causes and Prospects of the North African Upheaval

On Wednesday, March 16th the Aula Magna Regina filled once again to listen to a panel speak about the revolutions in North Africa and the impact of Twitter, Facebook, and other social networking sites.

The Politics of Multiculturalism

On Monday, February 21 the Guarini Institute for Public Affairs had the pleasure of hosting its first guest speaker from Australia, John Rundell, an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Melbourne.

Digital Media, Democracy, and the Press

On February 9th, 2011, the Aula Magna Regina was flooded with students, professors and guests to listen to a panel on an issue that, since the advent of Wikileaks, has earned the attention of the world. Digital Media has usurped all other means of information transfer in terms of speed and efficiency, but as technology improves the winds of change are beginning to alter the way we receive news.

Guarini Institute: Looking Beyond the U.S. Elections

On Monday, November 8th the Guarini Institute hosted a round table discussion aimed at analyzing the impacts of the recent midterm elections in the United States.

The Festival for Diplomacy: Teaching and Learning Diplomacy Round Table 

Within the context of the Italian Festival for Diplomacy, the Guarini Institute had the honor of hosting a round table discussion "Teaching and Learning Diplomacy" in which eight prestigious panelists participated.

Internationalizing Universities in the United States

In collaboration with the US Mission to the UN, the Guarini Institute hosted Thomas E. Sullivan, the Vice President and Provost of the University of Minnesota, who gave an interesting lecture titled Internationalizing Universities in the United States.

Obama at Midterm: A Round Table Discussion

On September 29, 2010, a large audience gathered in the Aula Magna at John Cabot University to listen to a stimulating discussion on President Obama's impact and the projected impact of the approaching midterm elections in the United States.

Dr. Esther Brimmer on Promoting Multilateralism

On Monday, June 21st 2010, the Guarini Institute had the honor of hosting Dr. Esther Brimmer, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations, who outlined the global challenges the world is facing and the how a coordinated effort of all countries may help tackle them.

Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, “President of Victory”

On Wednesday 16th June the Guarini Institute hosted a guest lecture featuring Prof. Spencer M. Di Scala, a pre-eminent professor of University of Massachussets, Boston, and scholar specialized in Italian history.

Pushing Past the Night of Italian Terrorism: A Discussion With Author Mario Calabresi

On June 1st, 2010, the Guarini Institute for Public Affairs hosted a discussion with the editor-in-chief of La Stampa and a victim of the 70's terrorism, Mario Calabresi, author of the international best seller "Pushing Past the Night" (New York, The Other Press, 2009).