Political Science and International Affairs News

JCU President Interviewed by Washington Post on Italy’s Political Situation

JCU President Interviewed by Washington Post on Italy’s Political Situation

JCU President Franco Pavoncello was recently interviewed by the Washington Post, as Italy moves closer to forming a coalition government composed of the Five Star Movement and the League, the two parties that received the most votes during the March 4 national elections.

A Tale of Two Cultures: English Literature Student Marina Traylor

A Tale of Two Cultures: English Literature Student Marina Traylor

Born and raised in Rome, Marina Traylor (class of 2019) is an English Literature major and International Affairs minor. Currently, she is the president of the Women’s Leadership Initiative.

Professor Bridget Welsh Discusses Upcoming Elections in Malaysia

Professor Bridget Welsh Discusses Upcoming Elections in Malaysia

As Malaysia prepares for its contentious 14th General Elections, Malaysia expert and John Cabot Associate Professor of Political Science Bridget Welsh, discusses the country's electoral playing field.

Working for a Better Future: International Affairs Student Giovanni Raguso

Working for a Better Future: International Affairs Student Giovanni Raguso

Giovanni Raguso (class of 2019), is a double-major in International Affairs and International Business senior. While at JCU, he has worked at the Italian Admissions Office, the Foreign Language Resource Center and also interned at the Israeli Embassy to the Holy See and Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri. He was also a member of Speak Up! Club and the Student Government.

Professor Welsh Participates in 21st Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference

Professor Welsh Participates in 21st Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference

Professor Bridget Welsh was invited to discuss the current Southeast Asian political environment at the 21st Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference.

The Needs of the Soul: Professor Jean Yarbrough on Alexis de Tocqueville

The Needs of the Soul: Professor Jean Yarbrough on Alexis de Tocqueville

John Cabot University’s Department of Political Science and International Affairs and the Department of History and Humanities welcomed Jane Yarbrough – Gary M. Pendy Sr. Professor of Social Sciences Bowdoin College with a lecture “Alexis de Tocqueville on the Needs of the Soul” on March 15th.

Trump’s Foreign Policy Toward Asia: Guarini Institute Welcomes Brad Glosserman

Trump’s Foreign Policy Toward Asia: Guarini Institute Welcomes Brad Glosserman

The Guarini Institute for Public Affairs held an event on Trump Foreign Policy Toward Asia, on 15 March 2018. Among the participants were students, professors, as well as guests from other institutions.

India’s Politics and Demonetization: Guarini Institute Welcomes Professor Pratishtha Singh

India’s Politics and Demonetization: Guarini Institute Welcomes Professor Pratishtha Singh

The Guarini Institute for Public Affairs held an event on India’s politics and the impact of demonetization on February 20, 2018. Professor Pratishtha Singh, the guest speaker, talked about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his political strategies.

JCU President Franco Pavoncello Discusses Italian Elections in International Press

JCU President Franco Pavoncello Discusses Italian Elections in International Press

A leading commentator on Italian politics, President Franco Pavoncello was recently interviewed by USA Today and the Washington Times on Italy's national elections, which took place on Sunday, March 4th.

Professor Michael Driessen Wins Prestigious Jean Monnet Fellowship

Professor Michael Driessen Wins Prestigious Jean Monnet Fellowship

John Cabot University is pleased to announce that Professor Michael Driessen has won the prestigious Jean Monnet Fellowship to continue research on interreligious dialogue at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy.

Guarini Institute Hosts Panel Discussion on Italy’s 2018 Election

Guarini Institute Hosts Panel Discussion on Italy’s 2018 Election

On Friday, February 9, 2018 The Guarini Institute for Public Affairs held a panel discussion on the upcoming Italian election, which will take place on March 4th. Among the participants were students, journalists, and diplomats, as well as guests from Georgetown University and the University of Pittsburgh.

Interfaith Dialogue Against Political Polarization: Prof. Michael Driessen

Interfaith Dialogue Against Political Polarization: Prof. Michael Driessen

Michael Driessen is Associate Professor and chair of the department of Political Science and International Affairs at John Cabot University where he also co-directs the University’s Interfaith Initiative. Professor Driessen’s research focuses on the role of public religions in Catholic and Muslim societies.

President Pavoncello Interviewed by Financial Times on Italy’s Upcoming Elections

President Pavoncello Interviewed by Financial Times on Italy’s Upcoming Elections

John Cabot University President Franco Pavoncello was recently interviewed by the Financial Times about the deep divisions within Italy's right-wing alliance ahead of the upcoming general elections.

Student Karima 2G Publishes Article in Corriere della Sera Newspaper

Student Karima 2G Publishes Article in Corriere della Sera Newspaper

Communications and Political Science student Karima 2G published an article in the Corriere della Sera, one of Italy's major newspapers. She discusses racism, stereotypes, and how she uses her music to combat prejudice.

Second Spring School on Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism

Second Spring School on Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism

John Cabot University and UNICRI are pleased to announce the second edition of the Spring School on Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism.