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Cultural clubs at georgetown provide opportunities for students to explore their own and other cultures

Georgetown has over 70 cultural clubs that “focus on promoting and celebrating the culture of specific places and groups around the world.” Clubs also host events on campus, which most recently included the South Asian Society hosting Hassan Minhaj just a few weeks ago. The South Asian Society also hosts Rangila, “the largest charity dance showcase in the country, which raises approximately $30,000.” There are also larger events, like Global Expo last week, and the Georgetown Africa Business Conference.

Georgetown college journalism program hosted fifith annual Salim el-lozi lecture

The Salim El-Lozi Lecture is a panel discussion that covers the freedom of the press. This year, the Georgetown Journalism Program hosted the fifth annual Lecture, and it was moderated by the Journalism Program Director and Los Angeles Times columnist Doyle McManus. The panelists were: Jim Acosta from CNN, Lulu Garcia-Navarro from NPR, and Margaret Sullivan from the Washington Post. This year’s lecture was “Journalism & the War on Truth,” and included a discussion of “the responsibilities of journalists in the modern media age.”

Lloyd George Centennial Lecture Considers the Future of the Global Economy

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, the Walsh School of Foreign Service hosted a discussion on the future of the global economy, as part of the Lloyd George Centennial Lectures on the Future of the Global Order. The keynote was delivered by Adam Tooze, Professor of History at Columbia University, Director of the European Institute, and author of Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World.

STIA students visit U.S. Naval Research Laboratory for two-day academic exchange

“The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory hosted students from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service for a two-day academic exchange with a classroom lecture and tour of the Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research facilities (LASR), Feb. 26-27.” Students from the STIA program got to learn about the role of science and technology in national security, specifically in fields like blockchain, autonomous systems, and AI.

In honor of International Women’s Day, current and former diplomats discuss the global role of women

A number of current and former diplomats (including 12 Georgetown alumnae) discussed “women’s roles in shaping communities around the globe” in regards to International Women’s Day. “I was fortunate enough to have a couple of ambassadors and former ambassadors as professors, [and that] opened a whole new universe to me of opportunity. So, my time the School of Foreign Service was really formative, and I am glad I can lean on it in some respects as ambassador,” said Ambassador Alaina Teplitz (SFS’91).

Former president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, discusses peacebuilding efforts throughout his presidency

After the screening of his film, “Port of Destiny,” former President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos (2010-2018) discussed peacebuilding. He studied peace processes from a number of countries: Israel, Northern Ireland, and South America, and then building up trust with Colombians. The most crucial and sensitive relationship was rebuilding trust with FARC, the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia); Santos said to them, “I will negotiate as if there is no terrorism, and I will continue to fight and combat terrorism as if there is no negotiation,” which ultimately helped them agree to listen to him.