The Georgetown Institute for the Study of Migration (ISIM) and Center for Contemporary Arab Studies partnered with the International Organization for Migration in Iraq to publish “Access to Durable Solutions Among IDPs in Iraq,” the second installation of a two-part study about challenges and survival strategies of Iraqi IDPs who were displaced by ISIL between January 2014 and December 2015 to the 4 governorates of Baghdad, Basra, Kirkuk, and Sulaymaniyah.
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Grappling with the geopolitical realities of a warming Arctic region, Georgetown’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy recently released a report detailing the far-reaching effects of this phenomenon. “The Arctic is warming at twice the speed of the rest of the world,” the report notes.
This Nasdaq article, detailing the heroism of Pakistani policewoman Suhai Aziz Talpur during a recent attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi, references a study performed by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security which ranked Pakistan as the fourth worst country for women. The article uses the study to illustrate the point that strong women such as Talpur, a “potential feminist icon,” are helping to change the perception and role of women in their country.
The ISD’s “Religious Intolerance and America’s Image and Policies Abroad” report documents the effects of religious intolerance on US diplomacy. The report includes excerpts from a conversation with “diplomatic corps, academia, non-governmental organizations, and U.S.-based faith communities,” and the ISD created a list of “Guiding Principles and Policy Recommendations” for policymakers and organizations to keep in mind when researching and/or working on policies.
An article in the Diplomatic Courier mentions that the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) published a policy brief earlier this year that outlines findings about women in deradicalization and rehabilitation.
The Institute for the Study of International Migration recently published a report, in conjunction with The Brookings Institution and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, issuing “guidance on protecting people from disasters and environmental change through planned relocation.” The report “sets out general principles to assist States and other actors faced with the need to undertake Planned Relocation.”
The Institute for the Study of International Diplomacy released its most recent report, “The New Arctic: Navigating the Realities, Possibilities, and Problems.” As ice caps continue to melt and new challenges in international travel are born, this paper serves as a guide for how to conduct “arctic diplomacy” in the years to come.
GIWPS analyzed the successfulness of the ENGINE project, an effort to empower Nigerian girls to realize their full potential. The study reported positively on the program and noted that Nigerian women who participated generally felt more self-confident when compared to non-participants.
The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security published a report researching the UN Security Council’s use of targeted sanctions to address sexual violence in conflict. The report concludes that sanctions, not being used to their full potential, could advance women’s protection from sexual violence in conflict zones.
As violence continues to rage in Myanmar and Ukraine, new research released this week by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security shows that women are sorely underrepresented in peace processes in both countries.
A PBS article about a foundation aiming to prevent sex trafficking and address domestic violence in India quoted the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security Index. The article cited India’s ranking in the index as an indication of the foundation’s relevance and importance.
The Women Peace and Security Index incorporates metrics on women’s inclusion, justice and security to address problems with existing measures that show “how well or poorly women are doing economically” but don’t necessarily tell the whole story.
The middle of the twentieth century was a watershed period in history for many reasons, with one of the most significant being the rise of mass education systems across the world.
CCAS, in partnership with the University of Kurdistan, brought together 40+ researchers this spring to discuss durable solutions to forced displacement in Iraq.
The GIWPS report, titled “Inclusive Justice: How Women Shape Transitional Justice in Tunisia and Colombia,” found a high standard for women’s inclusion in transitional justice.
ISIM and the UN Migration Agency published research finding that security was the only path to durable solutions for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) and the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM), along with the UN Migration Agency, the International Organization for Migration, and the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr organized a conference on “Migration and Displacement in Iraq: Working Towards Durable Solutions.” The conference, which focused on multiple aspects of forced migration, ran from April 19 to 21 in Erbil, Iraq.
The Georgetown University Institute for the Study of Diplomacy’s New Global Commons working group recently published a report entitled “New Challenges to Human Security: Environmental Change and Human Mobility,” which looks at how environmental shifts shape both internal and external patterns of migration and how different actors are responding.
Professor Kelly McFarland and Vanessa Lide of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy (ISD) wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog about the potential effects of climate change on human security. In the piece, they summarize key findings of a recent ISD report on the subject.
The Bridge Initiative, in partnership with the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown, released research results examining American Catholics’ perceptions of Muslims and Islam.
American Druze Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow Reem Bailony writes about the history of Syrian migration to the United States. This article was originally published in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies’ Newsmagazine, Fall/Winter 2017.
Professors Elżbieta Goździak and Susan Martin overviewed the issues surrounding unaccompanied youth migrants in research for the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM).
CERES Senior Fellow Andrew Kuchins published a research report through the Center on Global Interests with recommendations for the Trump Administration of a new Russia policy.
Dr. Alex Henley, the inaugural American Druze Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at CCAS, reflects on the problem of sectarianism in the wake of the Arab Revolutions.