Political Science and International Affairs News

“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.

Financing International Education: Alumni Omar Azabi and Enrica Pacitto Launch CoSign

Financing International Education: Alumni Omar Azabi and Enrica Pacitto Launch CoSign

JCU alumni Omar Azabi (Class of 2017) and Enrica Pacitto (Class of 2016) recently launched CoSign, the first financial guarantor that allows foreign students to access loans in the United States.

Alumna Alexandria Maloney and Student Giggs Kgole to Be Part of U.N. “Say My Name” Exhibition

Alumna Alexandria Maloney and Student Giggs Kgole to Be Part of U.N. “Say My Name” Exhibition

JCU is proud to announce that alumna Alexandria Maloney and student Giggs Kgole will be part of the upcoming virtual art exhibition called “Say My Name,” in commemoration of the U.N. Day of International Decade for People of African Descent (IDEP) on March 25, 2021.

American New Birth: An Online Conference by the Guarini Institute

American New Birth: An Online Conference by the Guarini Institute

The Guarini Institute hosted an online conference about the U.S. electoral season with the well-known Italian journalist Giovanna Pancheri on January 27, 2021.

Professor Seth Jaffe on America, China, and the Thucydides Trap

Professor Seth Jaffe on America, China, and the Thucydides Trap

A scholar of Thucydides as well as of American foreign policy, Dr. Seth N. Jaffe is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at John Cabot University and the author of Thucydides on the Outbreak of War: Character and Contest (Oxford University Press, 2017).

Professors Harris and Driessen Comment on Capitol Hill Breach for Italian Media  

Professors Harris and Driessen Comment on Capitol Hill Breach for Italian Media  

Professors Pamela Harris and Michael Driessen were interviewed by the Italian media on the recent breach of Capitol Hill.

Long Walk to Education: Meet Alumnus Baryali Waiz 

Long Walk to Education: Meet Alumnus Baryali Waiz 

JCU alumnus Baryali Waiz, a refugee from Afghanistan, graduated in May 2020 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Communications. He has been accepted at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York City.

U.S. Elections 2020: Highest Turnout vs Deepest Divide

U.S. Elections 2020: Highest Turnout vs Deepest Divide

The Guarini Institute for Public Affairs, in conjunction with Mercy College, organized an open microphone event where students, faculty, and staff shared their thoughts and ideas about the U.S. Presidential Elections.

Alumni Ryan Anderson and Michela Cristiani on Nobel Peace Prize to World Food Programme

Alumni Ryan Anderson and Michela Cristiani on Nobel Peace Prize to World Food Programme

John Cabot University hosted an online roundtable on the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the UN Agency of the World Food Programme to celebrate the effort of two JCU alumni working in the organization. 

Professor Silvia Scarpa Presents Paper at Conferences Organized by the “Universities’ Network for Children in Armed Conflicts”

Professor Silvia Scarpa Presents Paper at Conferences Organized by the “Universities’ Network for Children in Armed Conflicts”

JCU Professor Silvia Scarpa took part in the webinars on “Giving Hopes to Girl Children in Armed Conflict. A Joint Commitment from the Academic Community” held on November 16 and 20, 2020.

JCU Presents Distinguished Alumni Award to Alexandria Maloney

JCU Presents Distinguished Alumni Award to Alexandria Maloney

John Cabot University’s Office of Development and Alumni Affairs is pleased to announce that Alexandria Maloney (Class of 2015) is the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award.

The Art of Caring About Others: JCU Welcomes Marianna Occhiuto

The Art of Caring About Others: JCU Welcomes Marianna Occhiuto

On November 6, John Cabot University’s Community Service Program hosted Alumna Marianna Occhiuto (Class of 2012), who talked about her experience in fundraising and how it changed her life.