The Washington Post highlighted the Center for Jewish Civilization’s day-long conference on, “Understanding Contemporary European Anti-Semitism.” The conference featured scholars, U.S. officials and members of prominent Jewish organizations discussing the issues.
Students from across Georgetown University gathered to share their socially conscious business ideas at “Entrepreneurship: A Force for Good” on Feb. 18 at the university’s McDonough School of Business. Kesiah Clement (SFS ’19) won the People’s Choice Award for Ciudadano, an online learning platform to make the U.S. citizenship process easier.
Funding, expertise, and curriculum merge on February 29, when the Program for Jewish Civilization will officially relaunch as the highly anticipated and celebrated Center for Jewish Civilization.
Georgetown announces a partnership with the United Nations HeForShe campaign, an international movement that encourages men and boys to advocate for gender equality.
Professor and Executive Director for the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security Melanne Verveer celebrated the release of her new book, ‘Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose,’ as part of Global Gender Justice Week.
A United Nations official who works to prevent sexual violence as a weapon of war and a journalist who reports from war zones will be awarded for their contributions toward women’s global peace and security during a Feb. 22 event at Georgetown.
An article in The Hoya discusses the SFS Dean’s Office’s pending plan for an updated SFS curriculum, considering the addition of subjects like science, technology, and business courses, in light of the upcoming SFS centennial.
The Peninsula spoke with Dr. Gerd Nonneman, Dean of the School of Foreign Service in Qatar, about Georgetown’s plans to expand their educational programming at the Qatar campus.
Jesse Gibson (SFS’19) spoke with Indian Country Today about his time at Georgetown and the connection he feels to his Native American culture. “My culture is the most comforting thing to me. No matter how far away from home I go, I’m still an Indian.”
The Center for Security Studies Lunchtime Series hosted a debate between professors Bruce Hoffman and Dan Byman discussing the radicalized foreign fighter.
The Institute for the Study of Diplomacy (ISD), along with the Mortara Center for International Studies, received a nearly $840,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York under its “Bridging the Gap” initiative. This honor highlights the School’s century-old mission to connect academia and the global policy world.
The Institute for the Study of Diplomacy recently presented the 2016 Oscar Iden Lecture on American Foreign Policy and International Diplomacy. This year’s lecturer, Ben Rhodes, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, discussed President Obama’s national security policy.
Look at any map and you will find borders. Some are formed by topography—a mountain range, the ancient path a river has gouged—but most are largely theoretical and political, drawn by human hand as a result of war, negotiation or expediency. Borders ask the question of whether they exist to keep something in or keep something out.
In November, the United Nations released 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Each of the goals was meticulously constructed with insight from countries across the globe and has specific targets to help focus achievement efforts. Professors, student groups, and research initiatives at Georgetown University are doing their part to advance each of the global goals.
Vice President Joe Biden joins a gathering of Muslim, Catholic, Jewish and other religious leaders at Georgetown’s Interfaith Gathering for Solidarity, Understanding, and Peace.
The Washington Post explores what it entails to be a Western university operating a campus in Education City in Doha, Qatar. “We are contributing, I think, to building a common good in the region,” said Georgetown President John J. DeGioia.
The Walsh Scholars Initiative (WSI) selected five SFS students for its inaugural cohort for the 2015-2016 academic year. Selected from a highly-qualified pool of candidates, the cohort demonstrates the academic performance, professional and leadership experience, and commitment to Georgetown’s values necessary for successful careers in public service.
Students learn how effective social movements develop and make an impact during a four-part seminar offered by Georgetown’s Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation.
Kyrgyz Ambassador to the US, Kadyr Toktogulov, visited MSFS to discuss Kyrgyzstan’s path to modern parliamentary democracy after 1991 via a course of elections and revolutions. During the conversation, he told MSFS students, “Kyrgyzstan has chosen parliamentary democracy and won’t turn off from this path.”
“Free to Rock,” a documentary exploring the soft power of rock and roll in ending the Cold War, premiered in Gaston Hall followed by a panel moderated by Ambassador Cynthia Schneider. As Billy Joel says in the film, “Rock and roll is our greatest export.”
In a talk on Monday, Professor Steven Radelet called recent progress in global human development one of the “greatest achievements in human history. Radelet, who is Director of the Global Human Development Program, discusses these successes in his new book The Great Surge: The Ascent of the Developing World.
Around 250 students and community members gathered in remembrance of the victims of last week’s terror attacks in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad at an interfaith prayer vigil held Sunday and a solidarity event, according to The Hoya.
Faith leaders, scholars and policymakers met at Georgetown and the State Department this week to address the complex intersection of faith, science and policy surrounding global climate change.
The Hoya reports that the Global Business Fellows program, a joint initiative between the McDonough School of Business and the School of Foreign Service, accepted its second cohort this fall. The cohort is composed of 15 sophomores from the SFS and 15 from the MSB.
The Mortara Center for International Studies awarded the 2014 Lepgold Book Prize to Professor Paul Staniland, University of Chicago, for his book Networks of Rebellion: Explaining Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse.
A panel of five public policy experts and researchers convened at Copley Formal Lounge to discuss the most urgent priorities for potential immigration reform. The panel focused on the findings of the report Priorities for U.S. Immigration Reform, published by Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM).
Americans should worry more about school shootings than terrorist attacks on the U.S. homeland, says School of Foreign Service professor Daniel Byman, the recent author of Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and the Global Jihadist Movement: What Everyone Needs to Know.
On Monday, October 26, the Georgetown International Relations Club (IRC) hosted Peter Wittig, the current German ambassador to the U.S., at the Mortara Center for International Studies. Ambassador Wittig discussed current challenges facing Germany, Europe, and the world.
On Oct. 24, SFS seniors Elijah Jatovsky and Patrick Lim, gave their TEDx talk, “A Syrias Risk,” detailing their study abroad experiences in Jordan and activism with Syrian refugees.
António Guterres, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told a Georgetown audience yesterday that despite the current spotlight on the Syrian refugee crisis, the international community should focus on situations that pose a greater threat to global peace and security.