Research

Katharine Donato on US-Mexico Immigration

The Director of the Institute for the Study of International Migration in the School of Foreign Service published research on immigration between Mexico and the US, including immigration of children.

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.

Arsenault Debuts New Book On Norms in Torture Debate

Just released from Columbia University Press, Arsenault’s book, How the Gloves Came Off: Lawyers, Policy Makers, and Norms in the Debate on Torture, looks at the history of the American norm against torturing prisoners and what changed following the attacks on September 11, 2001.

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.

The Resurgence of Siege Warfare

MAAS Alum Will Todman explains how the Assad Regime has benefited from bringing back siege warfare. This article was originally published in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies’ Newsmagazine, Fall/Winter 2017.

Syrian Men as Vulnerable: Rethinking Refugee Categorization

This article by Professor Rochelle Davis is based on research conducted between 2013 and 2015 in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. These personal accounts shed light on the particular vulnerability of men in conflict, the role of conscription in forced migration, and the personal choices people make to not pick up arms. This article was originally published in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies’ Newsmagazine, Fall/Winter 2017.

Emily Mendenhall Leads Popular Series on New Way to Understand Health and Inequality in Lancet

Dr. Emily Mendenhall, assistant professor in the Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA) Program, published a series of papers in the Lancet medical journal, on syndemics. “The concept of syndemics stresses the importance of looking beyond medical factors to see how diseases come together through macro-social forces, offering a different framework for thinking about — and reacting to — health and healthcare inequities,” Mendenhall explains.

Widerquist Questions Claims of Human Prehistory

A new book about prehistory, co-authored by Professor Karl Widerquist at SFS in Qatar (SFS-Q), questions whether people are better off because of the existence of government and property rights.