Colette Mazzucelli

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Colette Mazzucelli (born November 26, 1962) is Full Professor (Part-Time) at New York University, LIU Global & Pioneer Academics. At LIU Global, Mazzucelli was appointed 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 progressive, four-year Bachelor of Arts degree. In 2015-16, she was invited to pilot a synchronous introductory course in the new LIU Global International Relations Minor, integrating Classroom as the new Learning Management System (LMS) in consultation with Google colleagues, to link analytical content with experiential learning designed for LIU Global candidates studying on five continents—North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.[1] In the MSGA Program, NYU School of Professional Studies (SPS) Center for Global Affairs, she teaches courses in global civil society, international relations in the post-Cold War era, ethnic conflicts, and Europe in the 21st century. In the NYU GSAS IR MA Program, Mazzucelli teaches the conflict resolution elective.

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.[2] 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. Her biography appears in Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2016 and Marquis Who’s Who in America 2016.[3]

Mazzucelli is particularly interested in the integration of mobile phone learning in the global affairs curriculum.[4] In 2010, she joined the Standby Task Force of crisis mappers.[5] Mazzucelli has been engaged in crisis mapping on the new Ushahidi platform, the Libya Crisis Map.[6] Her 2009–10 syllabi are featured in a Faculty Spotlight online in Foreign Affairs Classroom webpages.[7]

For Pioneer Academics Global Research Program, Mazzucelli mentors talented students in high schools across China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Afghanistan on Zoom and Schoology. In spring 2013, she developed a technology session for the world’s first professional training program for the prevention of mass atrocities and genocide, at the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University. 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 (1963-2013).

She is a contributing author and editor, with Ronald J. Bee (San Diego State University), of the e-Volume, Mapping Transatlantic Futures: German-American Relations in a Global World, [8] 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.[9] Mazzucelli is the author of France and Germany at Maastricht: Politics and Negotiations to Create the European Union. [10]

Previously, Mazzucelli was a full-time faculty member at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University, where 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. She was cited as one of twelve recipients of the Monsignor Robert Sheeran Pirate of the Year Award 2006 for servant leadership and undergraduate teaching excellence in the Seton Hall community.

A multi-year grant from the Robert Bosch Foundation allowed her to organize and teach the first graduate seminar offered via technology-mediated learning in the history of the Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) Paris, the transatlantic internet multimedia seminar southeastern Europe (TIMSSE, 2000–03), with engaged participation across several continents. Mazzucelli acquired professional experience in program development at Teachers College Columbia University and in education at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. She was Founding Director of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution MA Program at Arcadia University from 1998-2000. In the mid-1990s, Mazzucelli was an instructor in continuing education at Georgetown University and a visiting lecturer at the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and the Budapest Institute for Graduate International and Diplomatic Studies (BIGIS). From 1994-1996, she was asked to serve as Director, International Programs, BIGIS, by then Dean Zsolt Rostoványi (presently Rector, Corvinus University of Budapest), 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.

Mazzucelli is the recipient of various international fellowships including, Fulbright, 2007 (CIES and German Fulbright Commission, Brussels, Belgium and Berlin, Germany), 21st Century Trust, 2001 (Merton College, Oxford, England), Bosch Public Policy, 2001 (American Academy in Berlin, Germany), Salzburg Seminar, 1997 (Salzburg, Austria), Bosch Future American Leaders, 1992 (Federal Foreign Office and Economics Ministry, Bonn, Germany), European Commission, 1992 (Brussels, Belgium), Jean Monnet, 1991 (European University Institute, Fiesole, Italy), Fulbright, 1991 (IIE, Paris, France), Rotary Graduate Ambassadorial, 1987 (Strasbourg, France), Pi Gamma Mu, 1985 (Florence, Italy), and Swiss Universities Grant, 1984 (IIE, Fribourg, Switzerland).

In Europe, Mazzucelli toured for the United States Information Service with speaking engagements in France, Germany and Poland. A participant in the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program for Future American Leaders, she assisted with the ratification of the Treaty on European Union (‘Maastricht’) in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1992-93.

Mazzucelli 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 2015, Professor Mazzucelli returned to her alma mater to address The Schemel Forum with a focus on Wright Spaces: Citizenship Learning in Liquid Times.[11] Her graduate work includes a professional degree, the MALD, Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy, earned from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1987, and a PhD in Government under the supervision of Karl H. Cerny at Georgetown University, completed in 1996. In her post-doctoral, professional education, she 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. As a doctoral student, she worked at The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars during 1989–90 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.


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