I.R. Society hosts 1st Pizza and Politics of the Semester on North Korean Crisis.

On Wednesday 27th of September, the International Relations Society has hosted the first Pizza and Politics of the semester, to discuss the recent developments in the Korean Peninsula and whether or not the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is to be considered a rational power. After a brief introduction of the situation made by the… Read More I.R. Society hosts 1st Pizza and Politics of the Semester on North Korean Crisis.

“Not some bad apples: How people can turn into abuse perpetrators. Lesson from Abu Ghraib and Bosnia Herzegovina”

Senior Thesis by Fabiana Fuschi 1. Introduction After the Second World War and as a consequence of the violence perpetrated in Nazi concentration camps, where more than 6 million people lost their lives, scholars started to question how such atrocities could have happened. Among them was Hannah Arendt, a German-Jewish philosopher who developed a very… Read More “Not some bad apples: How people can turn into abuse perpetrators. Lesson from Abu Ghraib and Bosnia Herzegovina”

“What is Green Politics?” – 7 Shades of Green Event

On Tuesday, April 18, Grassroots, together with JCU’s Student Government and the Business Club hosted the environmental conference “7 Shades of Green.” Seven topics, seven speeches, and seven clubs participated in the conference, which was moderated by the vice-president of Grassroots, Katya Umanets, and the events coordinator of the Business Club, Viktor Sobra Delseny. Speakers… Read More “What is Green Politics?” – 7 Shades of Green Event

U.S. Foreign Policy toward East Asia: What to expect from a Trump Presidency

by Giuseppe Spatafora Many regard the election of Donald J. Trump as 45th President of the United States as evidence of Washington’s failure to remain a resident power in Asia.[i] The Obama administration pledged to enhance American commitment to the Western Pacific rim through the “Pivot to Asia” strategy: the relocation of American diplomatic, military… Read More U.S. Foreign Policy toward East Asia: What to expect from a Trump Presidency

Afghanistan’s ambassador to Italy, Waheed Omar, visit JCU

On January 31, the International Relations Society held an event to discuss current issues of public affairs, and more specifically, the relations of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan with its neighbors Pakistan and India. Present was the Afghanistan’s ambassador to Italy, Waheed Omar (وحید عمر) and the discussion was moderated by the President of the… Read More Afghanistan’s ambassador to Italy, Waheed Omar, visit JCU

Building Stalin’s Personality Cult as a technique of power legitimization

by Ekaterina Soubeva, JCU Alumni and Former President of the IR Society. The personality cult towards Stalin can be defined as a strong adoration and kind of worship of Stalin as a leader, which later transferred to his system of government. After the death of Lenin, who was a strong charismatic leader, the Russian revolution needed another… Read More Building Stalin’s Personality Cult as a technique of power legitimization

Upcoming Event on Donald Trump’s Triumph

On November 30th, the International Relations Society  and the Guarini Institute for Public Affairs jointly organize an event on the current U.S. elections and Trump presidency.  The event will be followed by a reception where drinks and food will be served.   On Tuesday, November 15th, Professor Federigo Argentieri was invited to discuss the US elections at the morning edition of SkyTG24,… Read More Upcoming Event on Donald Trump’s Triumph

5th EU Conference on Non Proliferation and Disarmament Sessions Report

by Roberto Maria Sciarra Foreword by the author Roberto Maria Sciarra is a JCU Alumni that has been appointed by the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) as a “Next Generation” expert on non-proliferation and disarmament. The IISS has offered him the possibility to participate as one of the members for the 5th EU Conference on… Read More 5th EU Conference on Non Proliferation and Disarmament Sessions Report

Native American Activism and Historical Trauma: Using Political Praxis as Psychological Healing

  Abstract The purpose of this study was to analyze the intersections of politics and psychology by examining the way Native Americans use land and education activism to heal psychologically from the effects of historical trauma. Its scope was to underline how important it is to not divorce psychology from its political and cultural context.… Read More Native American Activism and Historical Trauma: Using Political Praxis as Psychological Healing