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.
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.
Professor Irfan Nooruddin explores how countries with national political parties are more attractive to investors than countries with regional political party organization in a study published in Democratic Audit UK.
Professors Lindsay Oldenski and Theodore Moran shared their research on globalization and U.S. household consumption as part of a discussion of the increasingly negative public perception of free trade and its economic benefits in Newsweek.
Professor Steven Radelet’s article “Africa’s Rise—Interrupted?” was featured in the June 2016 issue of the IMF’s Quarterly, Finance and Development. Radelet argues that in order for African countries to manage the global slowdown—alongside other growing threats such as climate change—they will need to diversify their economies, increase competitiveness, and further strengthen institutions of governance.
Dr. Catherine Lotrionte co-published a paper entitled “Cyber, Extended Deterrence, and NATO” with the Atlantic Council.
Professor Matthew Kroenig published an article in the Annual Review of Political Science about empirical research about nuclear weapons.
Dr. Angela Stent, Directer of the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies, discussed the dynamics of the relationship between Russia and China, which is finding geopolitical common ground, in a study published by the Transatlantic Academy.
Two SFS recent alumnae got to present their original research at SFS-Qatar during the “Writing Women’s Lives Conference” on March 20, 2016.
The Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding recently conducted a study, which was quoted in Slate, that shows a spike in anti-Muslim attacks worldwide within the past two years.
Professors Byman and Kroenig wrote a how to manual for scholars wanting to make an impact on policy. According to their manual, concrete impact can be accomplished by designing research appropriately and taking advantage of available conditions and opportunities to advance their ideas.