Political Science and International Affairs News

Professor Michael Driessen Participates in G20 Interfaith Forum

Professor Michael Driessen Participates in G20 Interfaith Forum

Professor Michael Driessen participated in the G20 Interfaith Forum, a high-level meeting held in Bologna of religious leaders, policymakers, government ministers, and scholars as part of Italy’s 2021 rotating presidency of the G20.

JCU Contributes to Universities Network on Children in Armed Conflicts Autumn School

JCU Contributes to Universities Network on Children in Armed Conflicts Autumn School

John Cabot University is happy to announce that the Autumn School on “Building competencies and awareness on the international protection of girl children affected by armed conflict” will be delivered online from October 4 to 19, 2021.

Global Explorer Scholarship Recipients: Meet Student Rian Ignasiak

Global Explorer Scholarship Recipients: Meet Student Rian Ignasiak

Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Rian Ignasiak is a Freshman majoring in International Affairs. Rian spent her senior year of high school as an exchange student in Chile and Peru. She is one of the recipients of the Global Explorer Scholarship.

Meet Political Science Student Katarina Djorovic

Meet Political Science Student Katarina Djorovic

Katarina Djorovic is a junior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Business Administration, Communications, and Italian Studies. She is a recipient of the Marija Govedarica Memorial Scholarship.

Bringing Queer Culture to JCU: Meet Student Miguel Avides.

Bringing Queer Culture to JCU: Meet Student Miguel Avides.

John Cabot University student Miguel Avides is from Porto, Portugal. An International Affairs major and Psychology minor, he will be the Vice President of the JCU Queer Alliance starting in Fall 2021. 

Guarini Institute Launches Inaugural Panel on Clubhouse

Guarini Institute Launches Inaugural Panel on Clubhouse

The JCU Guarini Institute for Public Affairs hosted an inaugural panel on the social-audio application Clubhouse to discuss the U.S. President Joe Biden's first six months in office as well as the projected future of his administration.

Being Part of the Change: Recent Graduate Ignacio Moreno

Being Part of the Change: Recent Graduate Ignacio Moreno

Originally from Venezuela, Ignacio Moreno is a double major in International Affairs and Business Administration who graduated in Spring 2021. Ignacio recently received a scholarship to pursue an M.Sc. in International Social and Public Policy at the London School of Economics.

JCU and UNICRI Present 3rd Edition of “Specialized Course on Food and Nutrition Security at the Time of COVID-19”

JCU and UNICRI Present 3rd Edition of “Specialized Course on Food and Nutrition Security at the Time of COVID-19”

The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), in cooperation with John Cabot University, is organizing the third edition of the “Specialized Course on Food and Nutrition Security at the time of COVID-19,” which will be held online from October 25 to 29, 2021.

Meet Class of 2021 Valedictorian Giacomo Di Capua

Meet Class of 2021 Valedictorian Giacomo Di Capua

John Cabot University’s Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs Mary Merva is pleased to announce the Valedictorian for the Class of 2021, Giacomo Di Capua.

JCU Students and Faculty Participate in Virtual Ramadan Iftar

JCU Students and Faculty Participate in Virtual Ramadan Iftar

On Tuesday, April 20th, a group of John Cabot Students and faculty participated in a virtual iftar with the Istituto Tevere, a Rome-based center promoting interreligious dialogue among people of all faith and no faith in Italy, Europe, and the Middle East.

Human Rights and Peacekeeping Operations: Student Maria Young

Human Rights and Peacekeeping Operations: Student Maria Young

Maria Young is an International Affairs major with minors in Legal Studies and Economics. She’s currently doing a virtual internship at the Carabinieri's Centre of Excellence for Stability Police Units (CoESPU) in Vicenza, in the north of Italy.

“Prosecco and Politics” – A New Series with Professor Michael Driessen

“Prosecco and Politics” – A New Series with Professor Michael Driessen

Political Science Professor Michael Driessen hosted the inaugural panel event “Prosecco and Politics.” The event is part of a new series of interactive conversations between alumni and professors to discuss global issues informally but in an informative way. 

Student Demetrio Iannone Admitted to Ph.D. Program in History at CUNY

Student Demetrio Iannone Admitted to Ph.D. Program in History at CUNY

Demetrio Iannone is a double major in International Affairs and History. He was recently accepted to CUNY, The City University of New York, for a Ph.D. in History with a full scholarship plus stipend.

JCU and UNICRI Announce Sixth Edition of Summer Course on Migration and Human Rights

JCU and UNICRI Announce Sixth Edition of Summer Course on Migration and Human Rights

The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), in collaboration with John Cabot University, is happy to announce the sixth edition of the Summer Course on Migration and Human Rights, which will be delivered online from July 12 to 16, 2021.

Learning Beyond the Classroom: Alumna Katie Kehoe

Learning Beyond the Classroom: Alumna Katie Kehoe

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Katie Kehoe graduated from John Cabot in 2018 with a double major in Italian Studies and Political Science.