Research at SFS Centers and Institutes

ISD publishes new report on the future of the Arctic

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 releases study on Nigerian female empowerment project

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.

GIWPS On Using UN Sanctions To Prevent and Curb Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict

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.

New GIWPS Index Measures How Safe Women Are in 153 Countries

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.

Speaking Event in Kurdistan

Partnering for Solutions

CCAS, in partnership with the University of Kurdistan, brought together 40+ researchers this spring to discuss durable solutions to forced displacement in Iraq.

CCAS and ISIM organize conference on migration and displacement in Iraq

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.

McFarland and Lide discuss effects of climate change on human security

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.

Syrian Migrants: The Long View on Transatlantic Migration

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.

GIWPS researches workplace policies benefitting women and millennials

The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) released new research on workplace policies and practices that empower women and Millennials, who together constitute the majority of the U.S. workforce. The report includes recommendations for businesses to empower, retain, and profit from both cohorts simultaneously.

Bridge Initiative studies Catholic views of Muslims

Georgetown University’s Bridge Initiative recently published the results of their survey, which found that only 14% of Catholics hold a favorable view of Muslims. The results were discussed in this Christian Daily article.

SFS-Q Researchers Launch New Book on Media and Politics in Middle East

Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar’s (SFS-Q) Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) researchers recently published a new book, “Bullets and Bulletins: Media and Politics in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings,” focusing on sociopolitical and media transitions in the Middle East since the 2011 Arab uprisings.