The SFS Center for Security Studies held its inaugural Graduate Student Symposium, “The Changing Calculus of Security and Violence,” on November 21, 2015, featuring graduate student research presentations.
Professor Jonathan Brown discusses Islamic scriptures and their interpretation with The Christian Century magazine.
CERES Visiting Researcher Dr. Diana Dumitru has come to CERES to work on a new research project looking at Soviet Jews in the post-WWII era. Although many people are well acquainted with Soviet anti-Semitism, Dr. Dumitru found a lack of scholarship analyzing why relations between the Soviet state and Jews soured post-war. Her research will focus on centralized Soviet policy and its application in Moldova and Ukraine.
Professor Steven Radelet discussed his new book “The Great Surge: The Ascent of the Developing World” on the Tiny Spark podcast.
Professor Steven Radelet discusses his new book “The Great Surge: The Ascent of the Developing World” with the ONE Campaign.
The SFS Asian Studies Program, in partnership with the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, launched a pilot program aimed at cultivating the next generation of Asia specialists in the United States with a focus on Japan. Georgetown graduates and undergraduates selected worked on Japan-themed research papers under the guidance of Japan focused faculty including Professors Michael Green and Jordan Sand.
Contrary to popular belief, the greatest progress among the global poor in the history of the world is happening right now, says Steven Radelet, Georgetown’s Donald F. McHenry Chair of Global Human Development, in his new book.
Ambassador Dennis Ross discussed his new book “Doomed to Succeed” and current Middle East issues with The Commercial Appeal, a Memphis news organization.
SFS Professor Keir Lieber was featured in The Hoya for receiving a $500,000 research grant from the Carnegie Corporation to study the impact of technology on nuclear warfare.
Professor Matthew Kroenig discusses the possibilities and problems 3-D printing poses to national security and defense in The Washington Quarterly, with an emphasis on the question of the proliferation potential of 3-D printing.
The Caravel interviewed Professor Susan Martin about her State Department sponsored research on the environmental impact of refugee camps. Martin and Professor Mark Giordano, who also received the grant, will examine how the presence of large populations of refugees in camps over long periods of time has affected the quality, quantity, and usage of natural resources.
A panel of five public policy experts and researchers convened at Copley Formal Lounge to discuss the most urgent priorities for potential immigration reform. The panel focused on the findings of the report Priorities for U.S. Immigration Reform, published by Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM).
Professor Keir Leiber receives grant from the Carnegie Foundation to take a closer look at the future of nuclear deterrence.
Climate change is one of the greatest ecological and environmental challenges of our time, affecting human rights, security, and economic development. This report identifies many key challenges posed by climate change, examines their gender dimensions, and proposes timely recommendations for a broad base of stakeholders.
Professor John Robert McNeill spoke with E-International Relations about the impact of environmental history on policy decisions and international relations. On the importance of studying ecological history, he said, “Human history is a subset of ecological history and, for many subjects but not all, best understood within that matrix.”
Professor Kristen Looney’s article on Chinese rural development has been published in The China Quarterly. Her study found that despite an initial emphasis on rural participation and moderate change, the new socialist countryside evolved into a top-down campaign to demolish and reconstruct villages.
Professor Charles King spoke to E-International Relations about the field of international relations and his approach to research.
U.N. Special Envoy for Climate Change Mary Robinson joins a panel at Georgetown to talk about the important role women need to play developing plans for global climate change solutions.
A discussion with the 2015 Circumnavigators Grant Awardee Hannah Gerdes (SFS’16), who traveled to six different countries this summer conducting research on mental health during pregnancy.
The Institute for the Study of International Migration, with the support of the MacArthur Foundation, organized a series of public presentations, as well as expert roundtables that addressed the multiple challenges of immigration reform. The aim of the project was to inform debate on immigration reform, with a focus on addressing the challenges of implementation. This final report summarizes those debates.
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof mentions Professor Steven Radelet’s new book The Great Surge: The Ascent of the Developing World in his column. Professor Radelet’s book comes out in November 2015.
Professor Christine Fair published a paper in Religions, a theological academic journal, about whether levels of piety and personal preference for Sharia law predicts support for sectarian violence in Pakistan.
Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy welcomes its new class of six graduate and two undergraduate research fellows. The fellows pursue independent research projects that focus on a wide range of ongoing and emerging diplomatic issues.
Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy is proud to announce its new cohort of diplomats and military and intelligence officers as the 2015-2016 ISD Associates and Senior Fellows. As part of their residencies, these practitioners will teach at both the graduate and undergraduate level, support ISD-sponsored simulations, and conduct informal seminars.
In 2014, the Governments of the United States and the Philippines launched the Migrants in Countries in Crisis Initiative (MICIC), to address the impact of crises—conflicts and natural disasters—on migrants. As part of ISIM’s research in this area, Sanjula Weerasinghe and Abbie Taylor published an article on the topic in the Journal on Migration and Human Security.
Professor Edwin Tiongson discusses improvements in nonmonetary poverty in Mexico through improved access to basic services and infrastructure compared with a lack of growth away from monetary poverty.
Professor Marko Klašnja published research in the Journal of Theoretical Politics on corruption and increasing rents as a determining factor behind the incumbency disadvantage found in many developing democracies.
Professor Angela Stent writes about Germany’s relationship with Russia for the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICG).
The Profiles in Peace: Oral Histories Project through the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security has captured first-hand accounts from over 50 leaders.
Professor Erwin Tiongson conducted an in-the-field study on Filipino migrants in Rome to determine migrants’ willingness to direct remittances to education given different forms of commitment in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.