Department of Political Science and International Affairs

Political Science and International Affairs Faculty

Chair of the Department

Pamela Harris 1999
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
A.B., University of California, Berkeley, 1993
J.D., Harvard Law School, 1998
Email: [email protected]

Professors

Federigo Argentieri 1996
Adjunct Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Guarini Institute for Public Affairs
Laurea, University of Rome "La Sapienza", 1985
Ph.D., University of Budapest-ELTE, 2004
Email: [email protected]

Michael Driessen 2012
Associate Professor of Political Science
BA, University of Portland, 2002
M.A., SAIS - Johns Hopkins University, 2005
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2011
Email: [email protected]

Seth Jaffe 2017
Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
B.A., Bowdoin College, Maine, 2000
M.Sc., London School of Economics, 2003
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2012
Email: [email protected]

Franco Pavoncello 1990
Professor of Political Science, President of John Cabot University
B.A., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1974
M.A., The University of Michigan, 1978
Ph.D., The University of Michigan, 1984
Email: [email protected]

Lars Rensmann 2012
Visiting Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
B.A., Luther College, 1992
Dipl. Pol., Free University of Berlin, 1996
Ph.D., Free University of Berlin, 2002
Post-Doctorate Fellow, Yale University, 2004
Email: [email protected]

Camil Roman 2017
Lecturer in Political Science
Diploma de Licenta, SNSPA, Bucarest, 2006
M.A., University of Warwick, UK, 2009
Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 2016
Email: [email protected]hncabot.edu

Eszter Salgó 2016
Lecturer in Political Science and International Affairs
B.A., M.A., Corvinus University (Budapest)
Ph.D., Sapienza University of Rome
Email: [email protected]

Silvia Scarpa 2009
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Political Science
Laurea, LUISS University, Rome, 2000
Master, University of Rome "La Sapienza", 2002
Dottorato di Ricerca, University "Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna", Pisa, 2006
Email: [email protected]

Alberto Schepisi 2008
Visiting Professor of Political Science
Former Italian Ambassador to Ireland
M.A., Johns Hopkins University, 1966
Email: [email protected]

Gabriele Simoncini 2003
Adjunct Associate Professor of Political Science
Laurea, University of Pisa, 1982
M.A., Columbia University, 1986
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1991
Email: [email protected]

Bridget Welsh 2017
Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Asian Outreach
B.A., Colgate University
Ph.D., Columbia University
Email: [email protected]

Pamela Harris

Pamela Harris

1999
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

A.B., University of California, Berkeley, 1993
J.D., Harvard Law School, 1998
Email: [email protected]


Pamela Harris studied at Berkeley and Harvard Law School, and clerked at the Italian Constitutional Court. She is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at John Cabot University and teaches courses in international law, constitutional law, American government, and political theory. She has written articles on law and literature as well as on religious liberty in the United States.

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