SFS in the News

Dr. Susan Douglass uses art to educate about world religions

Dr. Susan Douglass, Education Outreach Coordinator of Georgetown’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS), recently helped run workshops on teaching students about world religions through scriptural, literary, and artistic sources. These workshops were organized by CCAS and the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries.

Newman analyzes new laptop ban on flights from eight Muslim-majority countries

Professor Abraham Newman co-authored a piece for the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog analyzing the new ban issued by the Trump administration on laptops and other large communication devices in the cabins of airplanes from eight Muslim-majority countries. Though framed as a security measure, the ban might actually be a economic move, the article explains.

Alum Pursues Colorado Regents Seat

Chance Hill (SSP’10) was featured in The Colorado Statesmen as a candidate for a Congressional district-based representative position on the Colorado University Board of Regents.

Kupchan on Merkel Visit

Professor Charles Kupchan discussed key areas of disagreement between Donald Trump and Angela Merkel on the podcast To the Point.

Kahl discusses U.S.-China trade relations

Professor Colin Kahl went on Foreign Policy’s The E.R. podcast to discuss U.S. trade and economic policy, exploring China’s relationship with the U.S. in the age of Trump and implications for the broader geopolitical landscape.

Busch: U.S. Trade Deals should be reflective of 21st-century

Professor Marc Busch was interviewed by the Christian Science Monitor for an article discussing why President Trump and Prime Minister Trudeau do not see eye-to-eye about NAFTA. Busch stresses the importance of making trade deals pertinent to the interconnected world of the 21st century.

MSFS, SSP alumni nominated to key administration posts

President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate Robert Daigle (SSP’06) to serve as Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE), Department of Defense; David Norquist (SSP’95) to serve as Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller; and David Joel Trachtenberg (MSFS’80) to serve as Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Policy.

Kupchan Says Trump and Merkel Need to Find a Way to Work Together

Professor Charles Kupchan writes in Foreign Policy about German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s upcoming visit to Washington, D.C. “Trump and Merkel are oil and water; they are unlikely to forge a friendship or enduring bond. But for the sake of both countries and the future of the West, they must seize the opportunity to compromise their way to a working relationship.”

Green Overviews China’s Position on North Korea

Professor Michael Green outlined the conflicting dynamics defining China’s relations with North Korea, along with related effects on relations with South Korea and the United States, in an op-ed for Korea JoongAng Daily.