Political Science and International Affairs News

JCU and UNICRI Announce Ninth Edition of Summer School on Migration and Human Rights

JCU and UNICRI Announce Ninth Edition of Summer School on Migration and Human Rights

JCU, in collaboration with UNICRI, is happy to announce the ninth edition of the Summer School on Migration and Human Rights, which will be delivered from July 8 to 12, 2024.

JCU Hosts Transatlantic Policy Dialogues on Food Security

JCU Hosts Transatlantic Policy Dialogues on Food Security

On December 4, John Cabot University hosted a talk called “Food Security after Ukraine.” This was the second annual edition of the Transatlantic Policy Dialogues.

Better Than It Sounds: Meet Student Nicole Di Maria

Better Than It Sounds: Meet Student Nicole Di Maria

Meet Nicole Di Maria, student of International Affairs and Legal Studies at JCU and part of the board of the International Relations Society and The Matthew.

The Evolution of Targeted Killing: JCU Welcomes Simon Frankel Pratt

The Evolution of Targeted Killing: JCU Welcomes Simon Frankel Pratt

On October 30, JCU welcomed Lecturer at University of Melbourne Simon Frankel Pratt for a conversation on his book Normative Transformation and the War on Terrorism: The Evolution of Targeted Killing, Torture, and Private Military Contracting (Cambridge University Press, 2022).

Call for Abstracts: “Food, Family, and Justice” Conference

Call for Abstracts: “Food, Family, and Justice” Conference

Food is often produced, distributed, and consumed in families. What does this imply for food justice and justice in, of, and for the family?

Viva New York: Book Presentation by Gianluca Galletto

Viva New York: Book Presentation by Gianluca Galletto

JCU welcomed Gianluca Galletto, an expert in urban technology, innovation, and foreign investment, to present his new book Viva New York.

Meet JCU International Affairs Student Liliana Ferreri

Meet JCU International Affairs Student Liliana Ferreri

JCU student Liliana Ferreri is majoring in International Affairs with two minors in Gender Studies and Legal Studies. She is president of STAND and a RA at JCU.

Embracing New Opportunities: Student Francesco Albano

Embracing New Opportunities: Student Francesco Albano

Originally from Rome, Francesco Albano is a senior pursuing a double degree in International Business and International Affairs.

Uncivil War: Author Huw Bennett on the Northern Irish Conflict

Uncivil War: Author Huw Bennett on the Northern Irish Conflict

On October 25, Professor Tholens welcomed author Huw Bennett to discuss about his newly released book "Uncivil War: The British Army and the Troubles, 1966-1975."

From Field to Fork: Trafficking and Exploitation in Italy’s Farmlands

From Field to Fork: Trafficking and Exploitation in Italy’s Farmlands

On October 18, 2023, JCU welcomed Jean-Rene Bilongo, Tommaso Ramus, Yvan Sagnet, and Marco Omizzolo in a discussion on labor exploitation in agriculture in Italy with Professors Silvia Scarpa and Isabella Clough Marinaro, moderated by Professor Riccardo Maiolini.

Professor Lyal S. Sunga Travels to Armenia to Train Prosecutors

Professor Lyal S. Sunga Travels to Armenia to Train Prosecutors

On October 11 and 12, Professor Lyal S. Sunga traveled to Yerevan, Republic of Armenia, to train prosecutors on how international and regional human rights law applies in pre-trial criminal proceedings within Armenia’s criminal justice system

JCU Students Receive America Award by Italy-USA Foundation

JCU Students Receive America Award by Italy-USA Foundation

Four JCU Students were granted medals of the Italian Parliament in the framework of the America Award by the Italy-USA Foundation on October 6, 2023.

Alumnus Giacomo Di Capua Speaks at the UN General Assembly

Alumnus Giacomo Di Capua Speaks at the UN General Assembly

JCU alumnus Giacomo Di Capua, Youth Delegate to the UN for Italy, addressed the 3rd Committee of the United Nations General Assembly on September 29, 2023.

Learn Outside the Classroom: Student Lucas Whitaker

Learn Outside the Classroom: Student Lucas Whitaker

Born in California and raised in Vermont, student Lucas Whitaker is pursuing a B.A. in International Affairs with a minor in Gender Studies.

History Rhymes: Kunihiko Miyake’s Entanglement Theory of the New World Disorder

History Rhymes: Kunihiko Miyake’s Entanglement Theory of the New World Disorder

Miyake is President of the Foreign Policy Institute, a private think-tank in Tokyo, Research Director for foreign and National Security Affairs at Canon Institute for Global Studies and a Visiting Professor at Ritsumeikan University.

Unpacking Politics and Digital Humanities: Professor Bogdan Popescu

Unpacking Politics and Digital Humanities: Professor Bogdan Popescu

Professor Bogdan Popescu joined JCU’s Department of Political Science and International Affairs in Spring 2023. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago.

JCU and UNICRI Conclude Eighth Edition of Summer School on Migration and Human Rights

JCU and UNICRI Conclude Eighth Edition of Summer School on Migration and Human Rights

The eighth edition of the JCU-UNICRI Summer School on Migration and Human Rights was held at John Cabot University from July 10 to 14, 2023.

Alumna Maira Cardillo Co-produces Podcast on Human Rights

Alumna Maira Cardillo Co-produces Podcast on Human Rights

Alumna Maira Cardillo co-produced a podcast called “Human Rights Fact-Finding as Witnesses of Atrocities: What are the Next Steps?”

Meet Study Abroad Student Khya Morton

Meet Study Abroad Student Khya Morton

Khya Morton is a Political Science major from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. Khya studied abroad at JCU in the Spring 2023 semester.

Professor Lyal S. Sunga Invited to Conduct Workshop in Armenia

Professor Lyal S. Sunga Invited to Conduct Workshop in Armenia

In early June 2023, Professor Lyal S. Sunga was invited to conduct a workshop for judges from all levels of the Armenian criminal courts.