Political Science and International Affairs News

Announcing 2018 Summer School on Migration and Human Rights

John Cabot University and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) are pleased to announce the sixth edition of the Summer School on Migration and Human Rights. 

Chess and Corporate Strategy: JCU Welcomes Luca Desiata

According to Luca Desiata, author of Chess and Corporate Strategy, knowing how to play chess is an essential skill for managers because it improves strategic thinking and decision-making skills, especially in times of crisis.

Prof. Federigo Argentieri Co-authors Book on Central and East European Politics

The renowned US academic publishers Rowman & Littlefield released the fourth edition of the textbook "Central and Eastern Europe - from Communism to Democracy," with a chapter by Professor Federigo Argentieri.

President Franco Pavoncello Analyzes Italian Political Situation

JCU President Franco Pavoncello recently participated in TRT World's the Roundtable, dedicated to Italian populism in the wake of the March 4th elections.

Professor Bridget Welsh Interviewed by International Press on Malaysian Elections

In the aftermath of the stunning results of Malaysia's 14th General Elections on May 9, JCU Associate Professor of Political Science and Malaysia expert  Bridget Welsh is one of the lead commentators in international media.

JCU President Interviewed by Washington Post on Italy’s Political Situation

JCU President Franco Pavoncello was recently interviewed by the Washington Post, as Italy moves closer to forming a coalition government composed of the Five Star Movement and the League, the two parties that received the most votes during the March 4 national elections.

A Tale of Two Cultures: English Literature Student Marina Traylor

Born and raised in Rome, Marina Traylor (class of 2019) is an English Literature major and International Affairs minor. Currently, she is the president of the Women’s Leadership Initiative.

Professor Bridget Welsh Discusses Upcoming Elections in Malaysia

As Malaysia prepares for its contentious 14th General Elections, Malaysia expert and John Cabot Associate Professor of Political Science Bridget Welsh, discusses the country's electoral playing field.

Working for a Better Future: International Affairs Student Giovanni Raguso

Giovanni Raguso (class of 2019), is a double-major in International Affairs and International Business senior. While at JCU, he has worked at the Italian Admissions Office, the Foreign Language Resource Center and also interned at the Israeli Embassy to the Holy See and Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri. He was also a member of Speak Up! Club and the Student Government.

Professor Welsh Participates in 21st Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference

Professor Bridget Welsh was invited to discuss the current Southeast Asian political environment at the 21st Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference.

The Needs of the Soul: Professor Jean Yarbrough on Alexis de Tocqueville

John Cabot University’s Department of Political Science and International Affairs and the Department of History and Humanities welcomed Jane Yarbrough – Gary M. Pendy Sr. Professor of Social Sciences Bowdoin College with a lecture “Alexis de Tocqueville on the Needs of the Soul” on March 15th.

Trump’s Foreign Policy Toward Asia: Guarini Institute Welcomes Brad Glosserman

The Guarini Institute for Public Affairs held an event on Trump Foreign Policy Toward Asia, on 15 March 2018. Among the participants were students, professors, as well as guests from other institutions.

India’s Politics and Demonetization: Guarini Institute Welcomes Professor Pratishtha Singh

The Guarini Institute for Public Affairs held an event on India’s politics and the impact of demonetization on February 20, 2018. Professor Pratishtha Singh, the guest speaker, talked about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his political strategies.

JCU President Franco Pavoncello Discusses Italian Elections in International Press

A leading commentator on Italian politics, President Franco Pavoncello was recently interviewed by USA Today and the Washington Times on Italy's national elections, which took place on Sunday, March 4th.

Professor Michael Driessen Wins Prestigious Jean Monnet Fellowship

John Cabot University is pleased to announce that Professor Michael Driessen has won the prestigious Jean Monnet Fellowship to continue research on interreligious dialogue at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy.