Political Science and International Affairs News

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.

JCU Students and Faculty Participate in Virtual Ramadan Iftar

JCU Students and Faculty Participate in Virtual Ramadan Iftar

On Tuesday, April 20th, a group of John Cabot Students and faculty participated in a virtual iftar with the Istituto Tevere, a Rome-based center promoting interreligious dialogue among people of all faith and no faith in Italy, Europe, and the Middle East.

Human Rights and Peacekeeping Operations: Student Maria Young

Human Rights and Peacekeeping Operations: Student Maria Young

Maria Young is an International Affairs major with minors in Legal Studies and Economics. She’s currently doing a virtual internship at the Carabinieri's Centre of Excellence for Stability Police Units (CoESPU) in Vicenza, in the north of Italy.

“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.