Colette Mazzucelli

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Colette Mazzucelli
Colette Mazucelli 2.jpg
Born Colette Grace Celia Mazzucelli
(1962-11-26) November 26, 1962 (age 53)
Residence Brooklyn
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Scranton
Tufts University, The Fletcher School
Georgetown University
Teachers College, Columbia University
Religion Roman Catholic[1]
Website mazzucelli.com

Colette Grace Celia Mazzucelli (born November 26, 1962 in Brooklyn, Kings County) is an American academic, author and activist for world peace. She is Full Professor (Part-Time) at New York University, Digital Learning Innovator at LIU Global and Research Mentor at Pioneer Academics.[2]

Most of Mazzucelli's work revolves around international relations and world politics. As the recipient of a Bosch Fellowship, she was assigned to the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Federal Ministry of Economics in Bonn to assist with the ratification of the Treaty on European Union (“Maastricht”) in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1992-93.[3] She has also done considerable research and work in the field of genocide prevention. From 2010 - 2015, she was a volunteer on the Standby Task Force, engaged in crisis mapping on the Ushahidi platform, the Libya Crisis Map.[4] In spring 2013, she developed a technology session for the world’s first professional training program for the prevention of mass atrocities and genocide in the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University.[5]

Throughout her career, Mazzucelli has supported and implemented technology-mediated learning. She directed and taught the first transatlantic multimedia seminar for the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) analyzing conflict in the former Yugoslavia.[5] In 2014, she joined the Pioneer Academics Global Research Program through which she has mentored students in high schools across China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Afghanistan.[6] At LIU Global, Mazzucelli was appointed by Dean Jeffrey Belnap to an administrative role as Digital Learning Innovator to design the "glocal" Paris and Rome academic experiences as part of the only program in the world to integrate a series of yearlong cultural immersions into a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree.[2]

She is the author or editor of five books analysing European integration and transatlantic security policy as well as numerous journal articles.

Education and early career[edit]

Mazzucelli was born on November 26, 1962.[7] She graduated with a BA in History and Philosophy and a minor in Modern Languages, magna cum laude, from the University of Scranton in 1983. In 1984, she received an Institute of International Education (IIE) Swiss Universities Grant and travelled to Fribourg, Switzerland to conduct research in Swiss history and international law. After completing her research, she enrolled in the MALD program in Law and Diplomacy at The Fletcher School, Tufts University. As part of her graduate studies, she completed coursework on French politics and society as well as ethics and international affairs with Stanley Hoffmann at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University.[8]

In 1989, Mazzucelli began her PhD studies in Comparative Government (with minors in International Relations and Political Philosophy) at Georgetown University. As a doctoral student, she worked at The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars from 1989 to 1990 for Xichang Zhang in the West European Studies Program, Giulietto Chiesa at the Kennan Institute covering Russia and surrounding states, and Reinhardt Rummel in the International Security Studies Program. In 1991, she received a Fulbright Scholarship and continued her dissertation research related to France and Germany in Paris at Institute of Political Studies under the supervision of Alfred Grosser, Jean Klein, and Joseph Rovan. As the recipient of a Bosch Fellowship in 1992, Mazzucelli was assigned to the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Federal Ministry of Economics in Bonn to assist with the ratification of the Treaty on European Union (“Maastricht”). She completed her fellowship in 1993.[3][9] Mazzucelli toured for the United States Information Service (USIS) with speaking engagements in France, Germany and Poland the following year while assigned to the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs during the German Presidency of the European Union.[10][11]

Mazzucelli joined the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and the Budapest Institute for Graduate International and Diplomatic Studies (BIGIS) as a Visiting Lecturer in September 1995. She was asked to serve as Director, International Programs, BIGIS, by then Dean Zsolt Rostoványi with responsibilities to initiate technology-mediated academic and public affairs programs connecting Hungarian graduate candidates with their counterparts in Western Europe and the United States. She took the position of the director in December 1995 and worked at BIGIS until 1997.[12]

Along with her work in Europe, Mazzucelli continued her research for her doctorate and earned her PhD under the direction of Karl Cerny at Georgetown University in 1996.[8] She published her first book France and Germany at Maastricht Politics and Negotiations to Create the European Union in 1997, building on the research from her PhD.[13] In July 1997, she left Budapest University of Economic Sciences. In November, Mazzucelli was invited as a fellow to Salzburg Global Seminar, where her book was cited in the Seminar's reading list.[14]

Career[edit]

1998 - 2004[edit]

Mazzucelli returned to the United States in 1997 to assist in the development of the MA Program in International Peace Conflict Resolution at Arcadia University. She served as the Founding Director of the graduate program developing relations with its overseas sites in England and Spain and taught on the full-time faculty as an Assistant Professor of Political Science until 2000.[8] From 2000 - 2003, Mazzucelli received grants from the Robert Bosch Foundation, which allowed her to organize and teach the first graduate seminar offered via technology-mediated learning in the history of the Paris Institute of Political Studies, the Transatlantic Internet Multimedia Seminar Southeastern Europe (TIMSSE), with engaged participation across several continents.[15][16] In 2001, as the recipient of a Bosch Public Policy Fellowship, she was in residence at the American Academy in Berlin, to implement the project Educational Diplomacy via the Internet: Defining the American Interest within a Transatlantic Policy Dialogue on Kosovo.[9]

In 2002, Mazzucelli joined Teachers College, Columbia University as a Program Development Associate. There she assisted in the creation of local, national and global programs in corporate training and intergenerational learning.[17] She continued teaching the Transatlantic Internet/Multimedia Seminar from Teachers College until 2003 with students at Paris Institute of Political Studies and the University of Munich taking the course for credit. She left the position of Program Development Associate at Teachers College in 2004. In December of that year, she was appointed on the graduate faculty by Divisional Dean Vera Jelinek at New York University’s School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS).[18]

2005 - 2012[edit]

Mazzucelli joined the Seton Hall University’s John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations as a full-time term faculty member in September 2005. She taught graduate and undergraduate courses in international relations theory and diplomacy, European Union development and dynamics, peacemaking and peacekeeping in the modern world, ethno-political landscapes, international conflict and security, and investigating international relations. In May 2006, Mazzucelli was cited as one of twelve recipients of the Monsignor Robert Sheeran Pirate of the Year Award for servant leadership and undergraduate teaching excellence in the Seton Hall community.[18] At NYU SPS she received the first of several Professional Development Grants to attend the Warsaw East European Conference in July 2006.[19] Mazzucelli left Seton Hall University to accept a tenure-track appointment at Molloy College in September as an Assistant Professor of History and Political Science while remaining on the graduate teaching faculty at NYU SPS.[1] At Molloy College, she received a Fulbright CIES Grant in 2007 and a Faculty Research and Scholarship Committee Grant in 2008 to undertake archival work in Princeton University’s Firestone Library.[20] In July 2009, she joined Hofstra University as Adjunct Associate Professor after completing three years on the undergraduate faculty at Molloy College.[21]

In her post-doctoral, professional education, Mazzucelli earned an EdM, Master of Education, at Teachers College, Columbia University in 2011 with a focus on international humanitarian issues and uses of innovative technologies, including the mobile phone, in the global classroom. In 2011, she developed a regional course on India for NYU SPS, which she organized by modules on topics including the caste system, health as well as women’s issues and government.[21] For several modules, Mazzucelli used Skype to link create the “classroom without borders” engaging colleagues based throughout India.[4]

In 2012, Mazzucelli left Hofstra University to accept a position on the Adjunct Graduate Faculty at the University of Arizona’s School of Government & Public Policy in the MA Program in International Security Studies where she developed in eCollege an elective course, Emerging Powers in the Global System: China and India, teaching career armed services personnel on deployment around the globe. The same year, she was invited by Vice President Irina A. Faskianos to participate in the Inaugural Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Educators' Conference at Pratt House.[22]

From September 2012-December 2014, Mazzucelli was a faculty member in the NYU SPS’s Distance Learning Program teaching International Relations in the Post-World War II Era, Europe's Global Future in the Digital Age, and Ethnic Conflicts. In spring 2013, the French and German Embassies in Washington, DC and the French and German Consulates General in Boston invited Mazzucelli to speak on panels commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Élysée Treaty of Friendship between the Republic of France and the Federal Republic of Germany.[18]

2014 - Present[edit]

Mazzucelli joined the Pioneer Academics Global Research Program in 2014. At Pioneer Academics, she has mentored students in high schools across China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Afghanistan.[23] She also accepted an administrative appointment at LIU Global as a Digital Learning Innovator and Full Professor (Part-Time) in January 2014. At LIU Global, Mazzucelli was asked by Dean Jeffrey Belnap to design the innovative “glocal” Paris and Rome academic experiences as part of the only program in the world to integrate a series of yearlong cultural immersions into a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree.[2]

Mazzucelli was appointed as a Full Professor (Part-Time) in the NYU GSAS IR MA Program in July 2014 where she is responsible to teach the conflict resolution as well as the radicalization and religion elective courses.[24] In the MSGA Program, NYU School of Professional Studies (SPS) Center for Global Affairs, Mazzucelli teaches courses in international relations in the post-Cold War era, ethnic conflict, Europe in the 21st Century, From the Mughals to Modernity: India's Democracy and Its Discontents, as well as civil society and media advocacy: mapping social change.[18]

In 2015, she was invited to pilot a synchronous introductory course in the new LIU Global International Relations Minor, integrating Classroom as the Learning Management System (LMS) in consultation with Google colleagues, to link analytical content with experiential learning designed for LIU Global undergraduate candidates studying on five continents—North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.[25][26] Mazzucelli was invited by Ramu Damodaran in the UN DPI, Outreach Division, to present in the Master Class, "Unlearning Intolerance" in 2015[27] In the same year she also returned to her alma mater, The University of Scranton, to address The Schemel Forum on the subject of “Wright Spaces: Citizenship Learning in Liquid Times."[28]

Mazzucelli was a recipient of the NYU SPS Excellence in Teaching Award in 2013. Three of her courses have been profiled by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), in Foreign Affairs and the CFR Educators Bulletin.[29] His Highness Crown Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil and Spencer Lord invited Mazzucelli to join the advisory board of the Ekta Transglobal Foundation. She is a member of the CFR-Lumina Foundation Global Literacy Advisory Group.[citation needed]

Writing and research[edit]

Mazzucelli is the author or editor of five books analysing European integration and transatlantic security policy as well as numerous journal articles.[30]

In 1990, at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Mazzucelli co-edited The Evolution of an International Actor: Western Europe's New Assertiveness. Her first book, France and Germany at Maastricht: Politics and Negotiations to Create the European Union (Contemporary Issues in European Politics) was published in 1997. She edited Leadership in the Big Bangs of European Integration for Palgrave MacMillan in 2007.

Mazzucelli is a contributing author and editor with Ronald J. Bee of the e-Volume Mapping Transatlantic Futures: German-American Relations in a Global World[31] to celebrate 30 years of the Bosch Fellowship program. She has also written an essay on "Ethics and International Relations" with Dean A. Nicholas Fargnoli, which appears on the website of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.[32]

She is also a peer reviewer for the Journal of Common Market Studies (JCMS), Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal (GSP), Oxford University Press, and the Journal of Political Science Education.

Activism[edit]

Along with her career in academics, Mazzucelli has also been involved in efforts to promote world peace. From 1997-99, she worked to implement the Transatlantic Information Exchange Service (TIES) at United States Department of State under the direction of TIES Secretary General, Nanette S. Levinson. As Director, Fiscal Affairs and Strategic Development, Mazzucelli was closely involved in the establishment of the first transatlantic Web-based organization to promote civil society relationships.[8] She served as the Vice President of World Congress Arts, Sciences and Communication in 2007.

In 2010, Mazzucelli was accepted as a WFI Fellow at Citizens for Global Solutions. As a WFI Fellow, she writes for the journal MINERVA while researching to document and raise awareness of mass atrocities and genocide prevention efforts.[33] Together with Nathaniel Raymond and Kristin Sandvik, and with a grant from the Robert Bosch Foundation, Mazzucelli is organizing the Winter 2016 Special Issue of Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal, "ICTs for Mass Atrocities Research and Response", focused on the challenges and opportunities in data collection during crisis situations.[34]

From 2010-16, she was a Board Member of the Center for War/Peace Studies.[35] She joined the Standby Task Force in 2010 and engaged in crisis mapping using the Ushahidi platform on the Libya Crisis Map to document the efforts of humanitarian aid workers on the ground assisting the local population during the conflict.[4]

Throughout the 2015-16 academic year, Mazzucelli’s IR MA Conflict Resolution and Radicalization and Religion courses represented New York University in the Peer 2 Peer (P2P) State Department initiative to counter radicalization. Graduate candidates in the courses developed the 7TrainStop,[36] and Voices of New York_RESOLVE,[37] Facebook media advocacy campaigns, respectively, to highlight the integration of immigrants and refugees in local Queens and Brooklyn communities as a counter-narrative to extremism and ISIS propaganda.[38] Each campaign received an Honorable Mention from State Department judges with an invitation to NYU graduate candidates to present their initiatives in Washington, DC to colleagues in media and industry as well as the diplomatic and intelligence communities. Through her courses, Mazzucelli aims to raise awareness of global crises. In April 2016, she worked with her students at NYU to create an installation of placards and candles in Washington Square Park depicting the Syrian refugee crisis.[39]

During March 2016, Mazzucelli participated in the Scholars as Bridge Builders Study Tour in Israel and Palestine focused on environmental and spatial issues in connection with the Arab-Israeli conflict along with academic colleagues from the New York City area. The Study Tour is endorsed by the Association of University Heads in Israel. In cooperation with her colleagues, Mazzucelli is hosting lectures at New York University by visiting Israeli scholars in the United States as part of the larger effort to resist calls by the BDS movement to prevent academic exchanges between American and Israeli universities.[40] During summer 2016, Mazzucelli was invited to be a Thought Leader at Ivy University[41] to discuss her innovative teaching across continents and the integration of technology in higher education. She also participated in a conversation with Pedro Moreno as part of the Warden Exchange Prison Fellowship program to discuss transformational leadership.

Awards and grants[edit]

  • 1984 - IIE Swiss Universities Grant
  • 1985 - Pi Gamma Mu International Fellowship
  • 1987 - Rotary Graduate Ambassadorial Scholarship
  • 1991 - IIE Fulbright Scholar
  • 1991 - Jean Monnet Council Fellow
  • 1992 - Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship for Future American Leaders
  • 2001 - 21st Century Trust Fellow Merton College, Oxford University
  • 2001 - Bosch Public Policy Fellow American Academy in Berlin[9]
  • 2002 - Marquis Who's Who in the World[42]
  • 2003 - International Educator of the Year
  • 2004 - Marquis Who's Who in America[43]
  • 2004 - Da Vinci Laureate
  • 2006 - Seton Hall University Servant Leadership Award
  • 2006 - Professional Development Grant, New York University SPS
  • 2007 - Wilton Park Conference Fellow
  • 2007 - Fulbright, 2007 (CIES and German Fulbright Commission, Brussels, Belgium and Berlin, Germany)
  • 2010 - Professional Development Grant, New York University SPS
  • 2012 - Professional Development Grant, New York University SPS
  • 2013 - NYU SPS Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2016 - Professional Development Grant, New York University GSAS

Publications[edit]

Books[edit]

  • The Evolution of an International Actor: Western Europe’s New Assertiveness co-edited with Reinhardt Rummel (1990)
  • France and Germany at Maastricht: Politics and Negotiations to Create the European Union (Contemporary Issues in European Politics) (1997) ISBN 978-0815335931
  • 2nd Edition (1999)
  • Kindle Edition (2007)
  • Ethics and Global Politics: The Active Learning Sourcebook co-Edited with April Morgan and Joy Peach (2004) ISBN 978-1565491878
  • Leadership in the Big Bangs of European Integration co-edited with Derek Beach (2007) ISBN 978-1403998200
  • Mapping Transatlantic Futures: German-American Relations in a Global World co-edited with Ronald Bee (2015)

Chapters[edit]

  • A Separate Peace? Economic Stabilization-Development and the New Fault line of European Security in Redefining European Security (1999) ISBN 978-0815327929
  • Conflict Prevention for Kosovo/a in an Era of Illiberal Democracy in Die Erneuerung der transatlantischen Partnerschaft (2003) ISBN 978-3817210015
  • Re-Visioning Democracy: The American Reaction to European Integration Since Maastricht in Re-Visioning Democracy Central Europe and America Critical Perspectives (1995) ISBN 978-8322708033
  • The French Rejection of the European Constitutional Treaty: Two-Level Games Revisited in The Rise and Fall of the EU’s Constitutional Treaty (2008)
  • Leadership in the European Union Assessing the Influence of the French-Czech-Swedish Trio Council Presidency written with Radim Dragomaca (2009)
  • Reaching the Limits of the European Union as a Global Actor in The EU in the Global Political Economy (2009)
  • The Treaty on the European Union in Designing the European Union (2009)
  • Veto Players Inside and Out: The Future of EU-NATO Security Relations written with Oya Dursun-Ozkanca in The EU, Security and Transatlantic Relations (2012)

Select articles and papers[edit]

  • Re-Visioning Democracy: The American Reaction to European Integration Since Maastricht in Re-Visioning Democracy Central Europe and America Critical Perspectives (1995) ISBN 978-8322708033
  • The French Rejection of the European Constitutional Treaty: Implications of a National Debate for Europe’s Union (2007)[44]
  • EU3-Iranian Nuclear Diplomacy: Implications for US Policy in the Middle East (2007)[45]
  • Future of the European Union and the European Constitutional Treaty: The Future of the European Union and its Importance for Transatlantic Relations (2007)[46]
  • The Importance of the European Union’s Strategic and Diplomatic Cultures (2008)[47]
  • Leadership in the European Union: Assessing the Significance of the Trio Council Presidency (2008)[48]
  • Maastricht as Turning Point (2008)[49]
  • Leadership in the European Union: Assessing the Influence of the French-Czech-Swedish Trio Council Presidency (2009)[50]
  • Reaching the Limits of European Union as a Global Actor in The EU in the Global Political Economy (2009)
  • Changing Partners at Fifty? French Security Policy After Libya in Light of the Elysee Treaty, German Politics and Society (2013)
  • Humanitarian Technologies and Genocide Prevention: A Critical Inquiry (2014)
  • Unearthing Truth: Forensic Anthropology, Translocal Memory, and “Provention” in Guatemala written with Dylan Heyden (2015)
  • Why the Syrian Refugee Crisis Requires a German-Polish Response written with Anna Visvizi (2015)
  • After Baghdad, Beirut and Paris, the Refugee Crisis Urges a Feminist Critique written with Anna Visvizi (2015)
  • Choices for Germany in Europe: 21st Century Options (2016)

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