The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security explores the impact women have had around the world as presidents, prime ministers, and parliamentarians through interviews with Kosovar Ambassador Vlora Çitaku, Rwandan Ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana, and Irish Ambassador Anne Anderson.
CIRS Research Fellow Mohamed Zayani’s book on cyber activism has been awarded the 2016 Toyin Falola Africa Book Award, which is conferred by the Association of Global South Studies (AGSS) to recognize the best book on Africa.
Professor Bruce Hoffman, in an article for the CTC Sentinel, discusses counterterrorism challenges facing the next presidential administration. In the article, he discusses the continuing threat of ISIS, along with the growing threat of al-Qaida and other violent extremist groups.
Professor Victor Cha and Professor Robert Gallucci compiled research for the George W. Bush Institute’s Human Freedom Initiative on the need for the next U.S. presidential administration to devise a new strategy and policy regarding North Korea. In the report, the risks posed by North Korea to the United States are highlighted.
In August 2016, Professor Irfan Nooruddin, Hamid bin Khalifa Professor of Indian Politics in the Walsh School of Foreign Service, and Professor Thomas Flores of George Mason University published Elections in Hard Times: Building Stronger Democracies in the 21st Century.
Georgetown alum Yingxian Long’s study discusses bureaucratic politics, specifically the decision by China to deploy HYSY-981, a semi-submersible oil platform in the South China Sea. Long’s study seeks to advance the study of Foreign Policy Analysis, by analyzing the bargaining game among the different actors involved in this issue.
Professor Marwa Daoudy recently published “The Structure-Identity Nexus: Syria and Turkey’s Collapse (2011)” with Cambridge Review of International Affairs. This research looks at structural and identity-based factors to explain the shift in Syria and Turkey’s relationship following the Arab Spring.
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.
Professor Victor Cha published “Powerplay: The Origins of the American Alliance System in Asia,” examining several important moments defining U.S. engagement in Asia and the theory behind them.
Professor Charles King received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to write a book that analyzes the work of a group of early 20th-century social scientists, including Franz Boas, and their fight against racism and other forms of prejudice, to be published in 2019.
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.
Georgetown University’s Bridge Initiative, a research group focused on Islamophobia, has found that many Catholics hold negative or limited views of Islam, as reported in Crux.
SFS-Q Professor Mohamed Zayani has been awarded the 2016 “Global Communication and Social Change Best Book Award” from the International Communication Association (ICA). Zayani’s Book is titled Networked Publics and Digital Contention (Oxford University Press, 2015), and is part of the Oxford Studies in Digital Politics Series.
The Bridge Initiative, a multi-year research project that connects the academic study of Islamophobia with the public square, released a report detailing the responses of American Catholics to questions about their perception of Islam.
In a response to Global Futures Initiative’s blog “Global Future of the Environment”, Dr. Marwa Daoudy stresses the importance of raising awareness for climate change. She states that we have a “moral imperative” to address the dangers posed by this issue, especially for future generations.
Responding to Georgetown’s Global Futures Initiatives blog, Dr. Shambaugh addresses the role of legitimacy and consumer adaptability in managing the issue of global climate change. He also mentions the tendency for this task to become “highly politicized”.
As the Obama administration enters its final months, Georgetown government and international affairs professor Robert Lieber has published a book evaluating and critiquing the full-body of President Obama’s nearly eight years of foreign policy experience.
Professor Katharine Donato, Director of the Institute for the Study of International Migration, writes in the Annals of American Academy of Political and Social Science that illegal migration is a relatively new phenomenon that emerged in the second era of capitalist globalization. Donato argues that the potential for illegal migration is greater now because of climate change and growing civil conflict in poor nations.
Studying Bangladesh, Professor Katharine Donato investigated how legal status affects international migration out of the country and otherwise stratifies society. Her paper on the subject was published in the July 2016 issue of The Annals of The American Academy of Political and Social Science.
Professor Charles King has received a grant from the National Endowment for Humanities to write a book on Frank Boas and his peers, a group of anthropologists who challenged conceptions about race and helped develop cultural anthropology in the early twentieth century.
Professor Erik Voeten analyzed the ability of International Governmental Organizations to distribute, and sometimes diffuse, conflict.
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof mentions research study “When Islamophobia Turns Violent: The 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections” conducted by The Bridge Initiative, in his column. Based in Georgetown University’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, The Bridge Initiative is a multi-year research project that connects the academic study of Islamophobia with the public square.
Professor Victor Cha discussed his recently published “Powerplay: The Origins of the American Alliance System in Asia” with the Princeton University Press.
Alumnus Wa’el Alyazat was part of a panel of experts discussing processes for the prosecution of crimes committed in Syria, particularly by the Assad government, at The Washington Institute.
Andrea Moneton (SFS’18), a Research Intern for the East-West Center in Washington, published an article exploring the tendency of Asian students to favor STEM fields during US study abroad.
Professsor Michael Green discussed the international political implications of the recent ruling on South China Sea territorial claims by the Permanent Court of Arbitration.
The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) researched the importance of local involvement in the transitional process of post-conflict societies.
Professor Matthew Kroenig examines the dynamics and the policy implications of a multipolar nuclear order in Asia.
A study on Islamophobia by the Bridge Initiative was part of an analysis of the nature of hate crime and hate crime reporting in the Minnesota Post.
Will Todman (MAAS’16) explores the development of a war economy in Syria and how it is incentivizing the prolongation of the conflict in his piece published in the Middle East Institute.