Tax Abatements as a Strategy for Neighborhood Revitalization

full panel

The Guarini Institute hosted its first economic development event on the use of tax abatements for neighborhood revitalization. We had a packed house Wednesday evening on the Saint Peter’s campus with participants ranging from faculty and students to city residents. Our panelists did a phenomenal job fielding moderator questions by Dr. Doria and Dr. Sadeghi, […]

Governor James E. McGreevey kicked off Guarini Institute’s Spring Pizza & Politics

Governor James E. McGreevey, executive director of the Jersey City Employment & Training Program, kicked off the Guarini Institute’s spring pizza & politics speakers’ series, in partnership with the Department of Criminal Justice, on February 4th. With over seventy students and faculty in attendance, the former Governor highlighted his political career and how it helped […]

Pizza and Politics: Deputy-Mayor Vivian Brady-Phillips

Deputy Mayor Brady-Phillips

Jersey City Deputy Mayor Vivian Brady-Phillips came to the McIntyre Conference Center at Saint Peter’s on Thursday, December 3 to discuss city government and the importance of community and public service initiatives with students and faculty members. During her discussion, Deputy Mayor Brady-Phillips touched upon several of her roles, which included collaborating on community service projects, developing greater investment in social services and increasing the exposure of career opportunities to youths […]

Paradigm Shifts in Teacher Preparation: Update to Proposed Legislative Changes

Education Panelists

The Guarini Institute hosted a panel discussing the recent changes to teacher preparation and certification requirements proposed by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). The event was moderated by Hon. Joseph V. Doria, Jr. ’68, dean of the School of Education, and included the following panelits: Peter Shulman, assistant commissioner/chief talent officer for the division of teacher and leader effectiveness, NJDOE; Assemblywoman Mila M. Jasey of the 27th legislative district; […]

Faculty Colloquium, HE. Ambassador Otto

Cornacchia and diplomats

As part of the annual faculty colloquium, H.E Ambassador Caleb Otto of the Republic of Palau was invited to discuss his career as a diplomat and the challenges facing his nation such as climate change and food security.

Pizza and Politics: Anthony Romano ‘77

pizza & politics group

Freeholder Romano came to the Saint Peter’s campus and discussed his position as a freeholder and how he entered a career in public service. He also discussed his experiences as a former police captain and the challenges he faced.

The Guarini Institute sponsored the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce Local Government Panel


October 9, 2015 — Partnering with the Guarini Institute, the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce hosted panelists including County Executive DeGise, State Senator Cunningham, State Assemblyman Raj Mukherji, Freeholder O’Dea, and Deputy Mayor Vigil.  The panel was moderated by Saint Peter’s Professor Phillip Plotch.  Issues related to taxes, transportation, infrastructure and others were discussed.


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