JWU College of Arts & Sciences

Talking Diplomacy and Politics with Former Ambassador Joseph Paolino Jr.

JWU students interested in hearing about the day-to-day life of an ambassador got a firsthand account during a wide-ranging talk by the former U.S. Ambassador to Malta, Joseph Paolino Jr. The talk was organized as part of Assistant Professor Kevin DeJesus’ Political Science course, “Contemporary Dynamics of Diplomacy and Statecraft.”

Paolino had an established career in politics at the time of his appointment to Malta. In 1978, he was elected to the Providence City Council. He was serving as City Council Chairman when Mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci was removed from office on felony charges. As a result, Paolino became acting mayor at age 29. He ran in the special election to succeed Cianci and served as Mayor until 1991. In 1994, President Bill Clinton appointed him to the Maltese post.

Topics: Political Science Criminal Justice

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: The Jeffrey Scott Hornoff Story

It takes a lot to share the most difficult parts of your life to a room full of strangers — but last week Jeffrey Scott Hornoff stood on stage in front of a packed audience at JWU’s Providence Campus and told the story of how he was wrongfully convicted of first-degree murder.


Topics: Criminal Justice Arts & Sciences Providence

Investigating & Preventing Terrorism: Mike Rankin Visits JWU Denver

The threat of Homegrown Violent Extremists (HVE) is real, and unfortunately, not an unfamiliar term to Colorado Bureau of Investigation Director Mike Rankin.

Topics: Denver Criminal Justice

RI Attorney General Encourages Students to Embrace Change

"Recognize opportunity. Pursue what you're passionate about, even if you don't know what that is today," Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin told the students assembled in Schneider Auditorium on Johnson & Wales' Providence campus. 

Topics: Providence Criminal Justice Distinguished Visiting Professor