Political Science and International Affairs News

Panel Discussion on European Parliament’s Study on Contemporary Forms of Slavery

Panel Discussion on European Parliament’s Study on Contemporary Forms of Slavery

The Guarini Institute hosted a panel discussion on contemporary forms of slavery authored by Silvia Scarpa on April 16. During the event Scarpa discussed the issue of modern slavery, professor Parosha Chandran emphasized the need for binding uniform laws on modern forms of slavery, and the third panelist Maria Grazia Giammarinaro stressed the link between immigration, human trafficking, and exploitation.

New Game Changers in the European Union-Asia Relationship

New Game Changers in the European Union-Asia Relationship

John Cabot University hosted an international conference on ‘New Game Changers in the European Union-Asia Relationship' in collaboration with Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) on April 17, 2019.

Brexit and the Irish Border: Professor Tara Keenan

Brexit and the Irish Border: Professor Tara Keenan

English Professor Tara Keenan held a lecture at John Cabot University on April 9 to discuss the social and economic implications of Brexit and the possible creation of a hard border in Ireland.

Commemoration on 25th Anniversary of Genocide Against Rwanda’s Tutsis

Commemoration on 25th Anniversary of Genocide Against Rwanda’s Tutsis

On the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, the Guarini Institute for Public Affairs in collaboration with Ibuka Italia hosted an event on April 7 at John Cabot University to commemorate the tragedy under the slogan, “Remember, Unite and Renew.”

Professor Bridget Welsh on Implementation of Sharia Law in Brunei

Professor Bridget Welsh on Implementation of Sharia Law in Brunei

Associate Professor of Political Science Bridget Welsh spoke to international media about the recent introduction of the legal code of sharia law in Brunei.

Double Down on Education: Student Silvia Palazzini

Double Down on Education: Student Silvia Palazzini

Double Major in International Business and International Affairs, Silvia Palazzini talks about her experience abroad, her participation in JCU clubs, and what she hopes to achieve in the future.

Giving = Receiving: Alumna Federica Nappa

Giving = Receiving: Alumna Federica Nappa

JCU alumna Federica Nappa talks about her internship in the Immigration Office at John Cabot University, what brought her to JCU in the first place, her plans for the future, the independent study course that she took in Spring 2018, her ultimate career goal, and some useful tips for graduating students.

“Love and Other Drugs:” JCU Welcomes Bioethicist Mirko Garasic

“Love and Other Drugs:” JCU Welcomes Bioethicist Mirko Garasic

JCU hosted bioethicist Mirko Garasic, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights, for a lecture on love drugs and the ethical consequences surrounding them.

Arendt’s Lesson for our ‘Post-Truth’ Moment: Dr. Guido Parietti

Arendt’s Lesson for our ‘Post-Truth’ Moment: Dr. Guido Parietti

Parietti introduced the German philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt (1906 - 1975) as one of the most important political thinkers of the 20th century. Her works, such as “The Origins of Totalitarianism” (1951), “The Human Condition” (1958), and “On Revolution” (1963) undoubtedly attest to the uniqueness of her understanding of politics.

The Spiritual Side of Peacekeeping: Alumna Devi Mohan

The Spiritual Side of Peacekeeping: Alumna Devi Mohan

Devi Mohan, who is from Montenegro, graduated from JCU with a major in International Affairs in 2003. She is a certified Yoga Instructor, director and senior teacher of the Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga, and the Global President of the internationally active charity ACT Foundation.

Personality and Political Behavior: International Affairs Major Michela Maurizi

Personality and Political Behavior: International Affairs Major Michela Maurizi

Michela Maurizi is a senior International Affairs major and Psychology minor from Marche, Italy. Michela interned at the US Embassy in Rome and plans to pursue a career in International Security Studies.

Brother Outsider – The Life of Bayard Rustin Presented at JCU

Brother Outsider – The Life of Bayard Rustin Presented at JCU

The JCU Political Science, International Affairs and Communications departments hosted the screening of the award-winning documentary biography Brother Outsider-The Life of Bayard Rustin, directed by Bennett Singer. 

Xinhua News: President Pavoncello on Italy-France Diplomatic Spat

Xinhua News: President Pavoncello on Italy-France Diplomatic Spat

China's Xinhua News recently asked JCU President Franco Pavoncello to comment on the diplomatic battle that is currently underway between Italy and France. According to Dr. Pavoncello, the controversy is unlikely to resolve itself until the elections for the European Parliament next May.

Professor Argentieri’s Articles Featured in Corriere della Sera

Professor Argentieri’s Articles Featured in Corriere della Sera

JCU Professor Federigo Argentieri publishes articles on "La Lettura" about Ukrainian famine-genocide, Jan Palach and fellow "human torches."

President Pavoncello Greets Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at Rome Synagogue

President Pavoncello Greets Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at Rome Synagogue

On January 18, 2019, John Cabot University President Franco Pavoncello greeted Italian Prime Minister and former JCU Board member Giuseppe Conte at the Rome synagogue.