Political Science and International Affairs News

Working the Field in South Sudan: Alumnus Joseph Astrella

Working the Field in South Sudan: Alumnus Joseph Astrella

Alumnus Joseph Astrella describes his JCU experience, his current life in South Sudan, and what he has planned for the future.

Washington Post: President Pavoncello on Italy’s Budget Standoff with E.U.

Washington Post: President Pavoncello on Italy’s Budget Standoff with E.U.

President Franco Pavoncello was interviewed on December 18, 2018 by The Washington Post on Italy's recent budget standoff with the European Union.

JCU Professor Argentieri Interviewed on Hungarian Street Protest

JCU Professor Argentieri Interviewed on Hungarian Street Protest

JCU Professor Federigo Argentieri was interviewed by the news program GR3 of Rai on the reasons and nature of the mass protest against two bills just passed by the Hungarian parliament.

Trade Wars: Is It the End of Globalization? JCU Hosts Dr. Doaa Abdel-Motaal

Trade Wars: Is It the End of Globalization? JCU Hosts Dr. Doaa Abdel-Motaal

The Guarini Institute for Public Affairs hosted the event “Trade Wars: Is It the End of Globalization” presented by Dr. Doaa Abdel-Motaal on November 26 2018. Dr. Abdel-Motaal is an environment and climate change expert, and author of the book Antarctica: The Battle for the Seventh Continent.

From One Conference to the Next: Double Major Isha Mandal

From One Conference to the Next: Double Major Isha Mandal

Polital Science and International Business major Isha Mandal is a degree-seeking student from Kathmandu, Nepal. She actively participates in STAND, the Literature club, and is also an RA. Passionate about gender studies, law, and poetry, Isha has represented JCU in numerous conferences around Europe.  

Guarini Institute Organizes JCU Study Trip to Ukraine

Guarini Institute Organizes JCU Study Trip to Ukraine

JCU students, along with Political Science professors Federigo Argentieri and Seth Jaffe, visited the city of Lviv in Western Ukraine and the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) from November 1st to 4th. During their stay, they attended four academic lectures on the Ukraine-Russia conflict and engaged in social activities with UCU students.

Journalist Giulia Cerino Discusses Populism and Extremism

Journalist Giulia Cerino Discusses Populism and Extremism

JCU hosts journalist Giulia Cerino for a special lecture on understanding the natures of Populism and Extremism.

Guarini Institute for Public Affairs Participates in Festival della Diplomazia

Guarini Institute for Public Affairs Participates in Festival della Diplomazia

JCU's Guarini Institute for Public Affairs co-organized three events in the 9th edition of Rome’s Festival della Diplomazia, entitled “What Makes the World Go Round: Are National States Still in Charge?”

Professor Silvia Scarpa Participates in Briefing on Slavery at EU Parliament

Professor Silvia Scarpa Participates in Briefing on Slavery at EU Parliament

On Thursday 11 October 2018, JCU Professor Silvia Scarpa took part in a Briefing on “Contemporary Forms of Slavery” held in Brussels at the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI).

The Populist Cry of Pain: a Talk by Professor John McCormick

The Populist Cry of Pain: a Talk by Professor John McCormick

John Cabot University welcomed John McCormick, Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, as a guest speaker in the JCU Rome Political Theory Colloquium. The talk, Democracy, Plutocracy, and the Populist Cry of Pain, was co-sponsored by the Department of History and Humanities, and the Department of Political Science and International Affairs.

All the Way to Italy: Alumna Flavia Brunetti Presents First Novel

All the Way to Italy: Alumna Flavia Brunetti Presents First Novel

Flavia Brunetti presented her newly published book 'All the Way to Italy- A Modern Tale of Homecoming Through Generations Past' at John Cabot University on September 26, 2018. Born just outside of Rome but raised in the United States, Flavia attended John Cabot and graduated in 2009 with a degree in Political Science.

Professor Silvia Scarpa Assesses Respect of OSCE Commitments on Human Trafficking by Italy

Professor Silvia Scarpa Assesses Respect of OSCE Commitments on Human Trafficking by Italy

Professor Silvia Scarpa was recently asked to do an independent evaluation of the implementation by Italy of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) Commitments in the field of human trafficking.  The results were published in a report commissioned by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa.

Populism and Secessionism: a Talk by Professor Guillermo Graíño Ferrer 

Populism and Secessionism: a Talk by Professor Guillermo Graíño Ferrer 

John Cabot University welcomed Professor Guillermo Graíño Ferrer as a guest speaker in the Rome Political Theory Colloquium on September 17, 2018. The event was co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science and International Affairs and the Department of History and Humanities.

Writing as a Necessity: Alumna Claudia Delicato Publishes Her First Novel

Writing as a Necessity: Alumna Claudia Delicato Publishes Her First Novel

Claudia Delicato, from Rome, graduated in 2015 with a degree in International Affairs and a minor in Art History. Claudia will present her first novel, Una Cena (Castelvecchi), in Rome on October 24.

Professor Eszter Salgò on the Sacralization of Politics in India

Professor Eszter Salgò on the Sacralization of Politics in India

Professor Eszter Salgò recently delivered a paper at the conference dedicated to studying the link between aesthetics and politics at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris.