Senator Sandra Cunningham Speaks with Saint Peter’s Students!

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October 1, 2015– Senator Cunningham came to the Saint Peter’s campus to speak with students about her life and experiences as an elected official.  Students filled the McIntyre Room and engaged in discussion with the Senator while enjoying some pizza!

Anti-Violence Youth Summit Comes to Guarini


September 25, 2015– the Duncan Skyroom hosted well over 50 participants and an extraordinary panel of speakers to discuss ways to reduce violence in our youth population.  Hudson County Prosecutor Suarez, Jersey City Public Safety Director Shea, Senator Sandra Cunningham, Judge Kevin Callahan (ret), Jersey City Fire Chief Darren Rivers, and others joined youth activists […]

Guarini Student Ambassadors Recently Named!

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Susan Ragheb has been named as the Secretary General to the Saint Peter’s University High School Model UN. Michelle Perez has been chosen as the United Nations Youth Envoy for Saint Peter’s University for the academic year of 2015-2016. This is her second term representing the University and the Institute. Congratulations!

Saint Peter’s Hosts Affordable Care Act Enrollment Session


The Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership partnered with the City of Jersey City to host an Affordable Care Enrollment Session on Thursday, January 29. The event was designed to promote access to affordable healthcare coverage in the Jersey City community during the final Affordable Care Act enrollment push for 2015. Dr. Cornacchia welcomed Jackie […]

University Welcomes Distinguished Alumnus for Sustainability Day

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Alumnus Richard Jackson, M.D. ’69 was the featured speaker for National Campus Sustainability Day on October 23. Dr. Jackson, a pediatrician, spoke about “Sustainable Lives: About More than Environment!” He is renowned in the field of environmental issues and health, and is a professor and chair of environmental health sciences at the Fielding School of […]

Vargas “Defines American” During Guarini Lecture Series

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As part of the Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership’s Lecture Series, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, founder of and undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas (pictured right) discussed “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant” on October 7 in Roy Irving Theatre. Vargas, who was born in the Philippines, was sent to live with his grandparents […]

Guarini Lecture Series Hosts Homelessness 101: A Solvable Crisis Symposium

Homelessness is a condition that does not discriminate. Regardless of race, religion or economic standing, there are a variety of situations that can lead to an individual – and even a family – into having no place to call home. In the United States, more than 3.5 million people experience homelessness each year. According to […]

Former N.J. Governor James Florio Speaks at Saint Peter’s

As the United States government revisits the issue of gun control due to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, former New Jersey Governor James Florio visited Saint Peter’s University to address this hot topic during a lecture and Q&A session on Wednesday, January 30, in Roy Irving Theatre. Continue reading

Ambassador Philip Parham

Ambassador Parham joined the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1993. He has served in Washington D.C., Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, and now New York. Continue reading


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