Political Science and International Affairs News

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.

At Home in the World: Alumna Kem Turner

At Home in the World: Alumna Kem Turner

Alumna Kem Turner graduated from JCU in 2005 with a B.A. in International Affairs. She currently works as Portfolio Management Consultant at FAO in Rome.

Is Sovereignism a New Form of Fascism?: JCU Welcomes Professor Matthew Levinger

Is Sovereignism a New Form of Fascism?: JCU Welcomes Professor Matthew Levinger

The Guarini Institute hosted a lecture entitled "Is Sovereignism a New Form of Fascism?" on September 24, 2019. Professor Matthew Levinger was the speaker.

Championing Human Rights: Meet Professor Lyal S. Sunga

Championing Human Rights: Meet Professor Lyal S. Sunga

Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, Dr. Lyal S. Sunga teaches ‘Human Rights,’ ‘International Criminal Law’ and ‘Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism’ at JCU.

Serious Comedy: Professor Nathan Tarcov on Boccaccio’s Decameron

Serious Comedy: Professor Nathan Tarcov on Boccaccio’s Decameron

JCU hosted an event called Serious comedy: a discussion and performance of three classic tales by Boccaccio, with Professor Nathan Tarcov and the Teatro Rigodon in Rome on September 19, 2019.

Original Sins: JCU Hosts Book Presentation by Andrew Spannaus

Original Sins: JCU Hosts Book Presentation by Andrew Spannaus

The Guarini Institute for Public Affairs hosted the presentation of Andrew Spannaus’ book Original Sins – Globalization, Populism and the Six Contradictions Facing the European Union on September 10, 2019.

The Mueller Report and the 2020 U.S. Presidential Race: an Event by the Guarini Institute

The Mueller Report and the 2020 U.S. Presidential Race: an Event by the Guarini Institute

The Guarini Institute for Public Affairs presented an event entitled “The Mueller Report and the 2020 Presidential Race” at John Cabot University on July 17, 2019. The speakers were Hans Noel, Andrew Spannaus, and Anna Zafesova. The event was moderated by Eduardo Albrecht, an alumnus of John Cabot University, now professor at Mercy College in New York City and part of the Guarini Institute advisory council.

Student Anna Maria Gehnyei Invited to Panel Discussion on Women’s Rights

Student Anna Maria Gehnyei Invited to Panel Discussion on Women’s Rights

JCU student and artist Anna Maria Gehnyei, also known as Karima 2G, was invited to a panel discussion on human rights and women’s rights called “Diritti Umani e Diritti delle Donne, incontro con Ndileka Mandela” on July 5, 2019. The guest speaker was Ndileka Mandela, granddaughter of the anti-apartheid activist and former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela.