King Gets NEH Grant for Book on Pioneering Anti-Racist Anthropologist

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.

Bridge Initiative studies Catholic views of Muslims

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.

Donato Publishes Paper On Globalization and Illegal Migration

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.

SFS-Q Researchers Launch New Book on Media and Politics in Middle East

Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar’s (SFS-Q) Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) researchers recently published a new book, “Bullets and Bulletins: Media and Politics in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings,” focusing on sociopolitical and media transitions in the Middle East since the 2011 Arab uprisings.

King Receives Grant for Book on Pioneering Anthropologists

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.

Nicholas Kristof Cites Bridge Initiative Islamophobia Research In Column

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.

Will Todman on Syria’s War Economy

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.

Steven Radelet On Africa’s Rise – Interrupted?

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.

Angela Stent on Growing Ties Between Russia and China

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.