Political Science and International Affairs News

Fascism and Populism: Open Discussion with Roger Griffin

Fascism and Populism: Open Discussion with Roger Griffin

On October 21, the Guarini Institute for Public Affairs and the Department of Political Science and International Affairs welcomed Roger Griffin, Emeritus Professor at Oxford Brookes University, to discuss fascism versus "healthy populism."

The Future of Belarus: A Guarini Institute Discussion

The Future of Belarus: A Guarini Institute Discussion

On October 10, 2021, the Guarini Institute participated in the event “Belarus: La Terra Incognita - What’s Next?” with speakers Irene Hefer, Viktar Karanevich, Alexander Perepechko, Federigo Argentieri, Anna Zafesova, Marta Ottaviani, and Vadym Vetrov.

Professor Lyal S. Sunga Is Lead Expert for Major UN Report

Professor Lyal S. Sunga Is Lead Expert for Major UN Report

JCU Professor Lyal S. Sunga served as Lead Expert for a major report by the UN Development Program in the Pacific and the UN Office of Drugs and Crime.

JCU Presents “Politics of Fear in the 21st Century” with Frank Furedi

JCU Presents “Politics of Fear in the 21st Century” with Frank Furedi

JCU’s Department of Political Science and International Affairs and the Guarini Institute for Public Affairs organized the event “Politics of Fear in the 21st Century,” with Professor Frank Furedi on October 6, 2021.

Alumnus Francesco de Luca Accepted to Georgetown School of Foreign Service

Alumnus Francesco de Luca Accepted to Georgetown School of Foreign Service

Alumnus Francesco de Luca graduated in 2018 with a B.A. in Economics and Finance and a minor in International Affairs. Francesco has recently been accepted to Georgetown University's Master of Science in Foreign Service in Washington DC.

Unrest in Cuba: An Online Audio Discussion Hosted by the Guarini Institute

Unrest in Cuba: An Online Audio Discussion Hosted by the Guarini Institute

On July 27, 2021, the Guarini Institute for Public Affairs hosted an online conversation about the current political environment in Cuba.

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.