On December 5, 2018, the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) hosted a conversation on women’s rights in Iran, featuring world-renowned Iranian activists, academics, and policymakers.
In this faculty profile, Professor David Edelstein discusses his hometown, his favorite thing about the Security Studies Program, and his advice to SSP students as they start their careers.
Carlos Vives, a Grammy Award-winning Colombian singer and composer lit up the ICC Auditorium on Monday, September 24 — not just with his songs, but also with his ardent passion for social impact projects in Colombia. Vives was at Georgetown for a panel discussion — titled “Tras la Perla” (in search of the Pearl): Carlos Vives’ Social Impact Project — focusing on his not-for-profit initiative, Tras la Perla. Hosted by The Center for Latin American Studies and the Latin America Leadership Program, the event featured panelists from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Dr. Ricardo Ernst, Executive Director of the Latin America Leadership Program.
Each year, the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) awards 15 to 20 graduate students a travel grant, which they can use to fund an independent study or unpaid internship in their country of interest during the summer. The grants, which are funded by the School of Foreign Service Dean’s Office, have sponsored student trips to virtually every country in Latin America. Recent projects have focused on a variety of topics, including social welfare in Brazil, baseball and bilingualism in the Dominican Republic, and international trade in Ecuador.
The Walsh School of Foreign Service and Georgetown College will begin allowing SFS students to declare minors offered in other parts of the University in Fall 2019.
The Georgetown BMW Center for German and European Studies hosted a roundtable on “Decolonizing the Museum,” featuring historians from Howard University, the University of Virginia and George Mason University.
Zach Oschin (SFS’20) won $15,000 of the Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship Prize at the second annual “Bark Tank” pitch competition at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Oschin was awarded the prize for his work as the founder of Elenas, a digital direct sales platform where Latin American women earn income selling beauty products in a modern and risk-free way.
Alumnus Lane Kirkland (SFS’48) had a monumental impact in the American labor movement, acting as President of AFL-CIO from 1979 to 1995. His most celebrated contribution to history however was his support of the independent Polish trade union, Solidarity, that helped end Communist control in Eastern Europe.
The Institute for the Study of International Migration joined the Berkley Center for a discussion on how the United States can work toward becoming a more welcoming place for refugees. Speakers examined both the admissions process for refugees as well as the role of cities in facilitating long-term integration.