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.
Professor Elizabeth Arsenault’s participated in discussion of her recent book “How the Gloves Came Off” with the Global Dispatches Podcast.
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.
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.
Professor Ori Z. Soltes discussed his latest book, God and the Goalposts: A Brief History of Sports, Religion, Politics, War, and Art at an event hosted by the Georgetown University Center for Jewish Civilization.
SFS history professor John Tutino recently published New Countries: Capitalism, Revolutions, and Nations in the Americas, 1750–1870, a volume focusing on independence and associated political economic development in the Americas.
Professor Karl Widerquist, SFS-Q, explains how contemporary political philosophers have spread unverified beliefs about prehistory in his new book, “Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy.”
In SFS-Q Professor Jeremy Koons’ new book, “The Normative and the Natural,” he and his co-author Dr. Michael P. Wolf argue that scientific views and society’s opinions on correct or expected actions can be reconciled.
Father Matthew Carnes, professor and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies, discusses the policy challenges presented by the massive informal work force in Latin America.
Professor Mark P. Lagon examined the legacy of recent U.S. leadership of the U.N. Human Rights Council and the potential future of the UNHCR in research published by the Council on Foreign Relations.
SFS Professor Victor Cha’s book “Powerplay: The Origins of the American Alliance System in Asia” was reviewed in Foreign Policy.
A new book by SFS-Q Professor Rory Miller, “Desert Kingdoms to Global Powers: The Rise of the Arab Gulf,” aims to explain and explore the rapid progress in the region.
A recent Bloomberg article cites the research of Professors Theodore Moran and Lindsay Oldenski, who found that an increase in employment at the Mexican subsidiaries of U.S. corporations leads to an increase in employment in the U.S. as well.
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.
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.
Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFS-Q) Professor Amira El-Zein argues a case for considering human creativity as an offshoot of the divine in a new book, “Creativity and the Sacred.”
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.
Professor Yuhki Tajima published research on the correlation between democratization and gang proliferation, specifically examining Indonesia as an example.
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.
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.