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President Franco Pavoncello Presents Honorary Degree to Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte

President Franco Pavoncello Presents Honorary Degree to Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte

On September 21, 2019, John Cabot University President Franco Pavoncello presented Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte with the degree of Doctor of Public Service, honoris causa. The conferral of the degree took place in a private ceremony in Rome at Palazzo Chigi, seat of the Italian government, in the presence of the JCU Board of Trustees and Vice President and Dean of Academics Mary Merva.

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.

President Franco Pavoncello on Italy’s New Coalition Government

President Franco Pavoncello on Italy’s New Coalition Government

JCU President Franco Pavoncello was recently interviewed by The Washington Times on Italy's current political situation. On August 28, Italian President Sergio Mattarella gave Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte a mandate to create a new government — this time without the Northern League led by Matteo Salvini. 

John Cabot University Hosts Fifth Annual Ambassadors’ Luncheon

John Cabot University Hosts Fifth Annual Ambassadors’ Luncheon

John Cabot University welcomed 34 ambassadors and cultural attachés to the Lemon Tree Courtyard in the Guarini Campus for the fifth annual Ambassadors’ Luncheon on Friday, June 14, 2019. The event was aimed at celebrating educational exchange and international diplomacy.

Vivere è scrivere: JCU Presents Visual Biography of Giorgio Bassani

Vivere è scrivere: JCU Presents Visual Biography of Giorgio Bassani

On May 28, 2019, John Cabot University had the honor of presenting Vivere è scrivere. Una biografia visive di Giorgio Bassani (Living is Writing. A Visual Biography of Giorgio Bassani), recently published by Edisai edizioni in Ferrara, Italy. 

John Cabot University Hosts Presentation of Italian Export Forum

John Cabot University Hosts Presentation of Italian Export Forum

John Cabot University was pleased to host a press conference to present the first edition of the Italian Export Forum (IEF) on May 9, 2019.  The mission of the Forum, which will be held on June 14 and 15 in Piano di Sorrento, near Naples, is to support initiatives aimed at promoting the export of Italian products in the world.

Whither Remix Culture, a Decade Later: JCU Welcomes Professor Lawrence Lessig

Whither Remix Culture, a Decade Later: JCU Welcomes Professor Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig is an American academic, attorney, political activist, and founder of the non-profit organization Creative Commons, which is devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share.  The Department of Communications and the Office of the President invited Professor Lessig to give a talk at JCU on the current state of the internet, its problems and its future developments on March 21, 2019.

Trastevere: La Repubblica’s New Guidebook with a Heart and Soul

Trastevere: La Repubblica’s New Guidebook with a Heart and Soul

La Repubblica, one of Italy’s most important newspapers, published Trastevere in December 2018 as the first in a new series of guidebooks on the neighborhoods of Italy’s most important cities.

Connecting & Empowering Generations: President Pavoncello Delivers Keynote Address

Connecting & Empowering Generations: President Pavoncello Delivers Keynote Address

On Saturday, February 19, 2019, President Franco Pavoncello was the keynote speaker at “Connecting & Empowering Generations,” a meeting of FAWCO (Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas) Region 8 (Italy and Greece).

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.

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.

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.

Celebrating Innovation: JCU Attends ANGI’s Annual Award Ceremony

Celebrating Innovation: JCU Attends ANGI’s Annual Award Ceremony

John Cabot University attends the Annual Ceremony at the Chamber of Deputies organized by Associazione Nazionale Giovani (ANGI).

JCU Student Bebe Vio Receives Innovation Leader Award at Italian Parliament

JCU Student Bebe Vio Receives Innovation Leader Award at Italian Parliament

John Cabot University student and paralympic fencing champion Bebe Vio received the Innovation Leader Award from ANGI, the Italian Association of Young Innovators on December 7, 2018 at the Chamber of Deputies in Rome.

JCU Welcomes President Lori Varlotta of Hiram College

JCU Welcomes President Lori Varlotta of Hiram College

Dr. Lori Varlotta, president of Hiram, a liberal arts college in Western Ohio, visited John Cabot University on Tuesday, October 9.  JCU was founded in 1972 as an affiliate program of Hiram College before becoming an independent university in 1991.