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.
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.
Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and a panel of global peacebuilders explore the impact women are making in the political peace process during a symposium at Georgetown.
Georgetown University College Democrats hosted a debate on the Iran Nuclear Agreement between SFS Professors Matthew Kroenig and Colin Kahl.
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.
The spokesperson for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Joel Hellman, the new dean of the Walsh School of Foreign Service, engage in a conversation about global governance.
Video recordings of the ceremonies from the 2015 undergraduate and graduate ceremonies are now available.
The Secretary General of the U.N., Congressman John Lewis and talk show host Charlie Rose are among the speakers slated for Georgetown’s 2015 Commencement May 14-17.
The Profiles in Peace: Oral Histories Project through the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security has captured first-hand accounts from over 50 leaders.
Cybersecurity expert and Georgetown professor Catherine Lotrionte answers questions about today’s International Conference on Cyber Engagement.
A gift of $5 million from the Japanese government will establish an Endowed Chair in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy housed in the Asian Studies program of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS).