On-Campus

Ben Rhodes Delivers Oscar Iden Lecture On U.S. National Security Policy

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.

Crossing the Border: Kino Border Immersion Program

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.

Georgetown Supports U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

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.

Walsh Scholar’s Initiative Selects Inaugural Cohort

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.

Conversation with Ambassador Kadyr Toktogulov of the Kyrgyz Republic

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.”

Radelet Highlights Development Gains and Paths Forward in New Book

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.

At Campus Vigils, Community Reflects

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.

Global Business Fellows Program Selects New Participants

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.

ISIM’s Priorities for U.S. Immigration Reform

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).

IRC Presents: Ambassador Peter Wittig

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.

Look Beyond Syrian Crisis, Head Of U.N. Refugee Agency Says

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.

“Public-Private Partnerships: Creative Connections For Global Development” Conference

The “Public-Private Partnership (PPP): Creative Conncections for Global Development” Conference (PPP Conference) took place in the Copley Formal Lounge at Georgetown University on October 23rd. The half-day conference successfully brought together a host of high-level speakers from different sectors, students, scholars, and professionals from all over Washington D.C. to discuss innovative ways in which PPPs help change the way we think about international development.

King and Queen of Spain Visit Georgetown

King Felipe VI (MSFS’95) and Queen Letizia of Spain stopped by Georgetown yesterday during their four-day U.S. visit to open the Joint Meeting of Spanish Scientists in the United States.