Political Science and International Affairs News

Life on Set: Alumna Laila Petrone

Life on Set: Alumna Laila Petrone

John Cabot University welcomed filmmaker and JCU alumna Laila Petrone (Class of 2001) on March 4, 2020. Laila discussed her career in the film industry and explored the many issues of identity, family and multiculturalism in her work. 

A Passion for Tech: Alumna Ilaria Colasanti

A Passion for Tech: Alumna Ilaria Colasanti

Originally from Rome, Ilaria Colasanti graduated from John Cabot University in 2016 with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in International Affairs. Since completing her studies, she has worked in Italy, Australia and the UK, gaining experience in stakeholders, account and operations management. 

The United Nations and International Democracy: A Talk by Hans Koechler

The United Nations and International Democracy: A Talk by Hans Koechler

John Cabot University welcomed Professor Hans Koechler for his lecture on “The United Nations and International Democracy” on February 14, 2020.

Breakthroughs in Anti-Slavery Work: A Talk by Professor Kevin Bales

Breakthroughs in Anti-Slavery Work: A Talk by Professor Kevin Bales

John Cabot University welcomed Professor Kevin Bales for a talk on Recent Breakthroughs in Anti-Slavery Work: New Technologies, New Ideas, New Approaches on February 13, 2020.

Traineeship at the European Union: Alumna Elena Assenza

Traineeship at the European Union: Alumna Elena Assenza

Alumna Elena Assenza, originally from Ragusa (Sicily), graduated cum laude with a major in International Affairs in 2017. She is currently a trainee at the Council of the European Union (EU) in Brussels, Belgium.

Faith-Based Organizations and the Prevention of Human Trafficking

Faith-Based Organizations and the Prevention of Human Trafficking

John Cabot University welcomed Father Fabio Baggio for a talk on Faith-Based Organizations and the Prevention of Human Trafficking.

Meet Angela Brintlinger, Member of Guarini Institute Advisory Council

Meet Angela Brintlinger, Member of Guarini Institute Advisory Council

Angela Brintlinger has a PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of Wisconsin/Madison and is professor of Russian literature, chair of Graduate Studies and director of the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at Ohio State University. She joined the Guarini Institute Advisory Council in Summer 2019.

Meet Viviana Mazza, Member of Guarini Institute Advisory Council

Meet Viviana Mazza, Member of Guarini Institute Advisory Council

Viviana Mazza is a writer and journalist who covers foreign affairs for the Italian daily newspaper Corriere Della Sera, for which she has been writing since 2006. At Corriere Della Sera, she specializes on the Middle East, Pakistan, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Nigeria. Viviana Mazza is a member of the Guarini Institute Advisory Council.

Breaking Through the Rainbow: Meet Alumnus James La Russo

Breaking Through the Rainbow: Meet Alumnus James La Russo

Born in New York, alumnus James Jack La Russo graduated from JCU in 2009 with a Major in International Affairs and a Minor in History. He’s currently working as Senior PR & Communications Executive in his native New York at Denihan Hospitality, a private hotel management & development company of upscale, luxury, boutique, and lifestyle hotels in North America.

Taking the Leap: Student Micah Hinnergardt

Taking the Leap: Student Micah Hinnergardt

Micah Hinnergardt is an International Affairs senior from Pennsylvania. She is one of the recipients of the America Award, granted to her in October 2019.

Student Demetrio Iannone Publishes Essay on Populism and Climate Change

Student Demetrio Iannone Publishes Essay on Populism and Climate Change

Demetrio Iannone is a double major from Crotone. His essay on populism and climate has recently been published on the Kathimerini English Edition newspaper.

Professor Gawdat Bahgat on Syria-Turkey Relations: Two Open Class Discussions

Professor Gawdat Bahgat on Syria-Turkey Relations: Two Open Class Discussions

The Guarini Institute for Public Affairs welcomed Professor Gawdat Bahgat for two open class discussions on October 22, 2019.

Israel’s Nation-State Law: A Real Change for Minorities? A Talk by Giovanni Quer

Israel’s Nation-State Law: A Real Change for Minorities? A Talk by Giovanni Quer

The Guarini Institute for Public Affairs hosted an event entitled “Israel’s Nation-State Law: A Real Change for Minorities?” on September 18, 2019.

30 Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Conference at Link Campus University

30 Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Conference at Link Campus University

Link Campus University, together with the Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI), and the Tor Vergata University Economics Foundation, presents the conference “30 Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall.”  The conference will take place in Italian

Reinventing Capitalism: JCU Welcomes Dr. Nils Gilman

Reinventing Capitalism: JCU Welcomes Dr. Nils Gilman

John Cabot University welcomed Dr. Nils Gilman for a talk called "Reinventing How to Govern Capitalism" on October 11, 2019.