Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) and the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM), along with the UN Migration Agency, the International Organization for Migration, and the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr organized a conference on “Migration and Displacement in Iraq: Working Towards Durable Solutions.” The conference, which focused on multiple aspects of forced migration, ran from April 19 to 21 in Erbil, Iraq.
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The Georgetown University Institute for the Study of Diplomacy’s New Global Commons working group recently published a report entitled “New Challenges to Human Security: Environmental Change and Human Mobility,” which looks at how environmental shifts shape both internal and external patterns of migration and how different actors are responding.
Professor Kelly McFarland and Vanessa Lide of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy (ISD) wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog about the potential effects of climate change on human security. In the piece, they summarize key findings of a recent ISD report on the subject.
The Bridge Initiative, in partnership with the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown, released research results examining American Catholics’ perceptions of Muslims and Islam.
American Druze Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow Reem Bailony writes about the history of Syrian migration to the United States. This article was originally published in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies’ Newsmagazine, Fall/Winter 2017.
Professors Elżbieta Goździak and Susan Martin overviewed the issues surrounding unaccompanied youth migrants in research for the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM).
CERES Senior Fellow Andrew Kuchins published a research report through the Center on Global Interests with recommendations for the Trump Administration of a new Russia policy.
Dr. Alex Henley, the inaugural American Druze Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at CCAS, reflects on the problem of sectarianism in the wake of the Arab Revolutions.
The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security explores the impact women have had around the world as presidents, prime ministers, and parliamentarians through interviews with Kosovar Ambassador Vlora Çitaku, Rwandan Ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana, and Irish Ambassador Anne Anderson.
The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) released new research on workplace policies and practices that empower women and Millennials, who together constitute the majority of the U.S. workforce. The report includes recommendations for businesses to empower, retain, and profit from both cohorts simultaneously.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) researched the importance of local involvement in the transitional process of post-conflict societies.
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.
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.
Kelly McFarland, Director of Programs and Research for the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, wishes a happy birthday to NATO in the “ISD Diplomatic Pouch blog,” celebrating the diplomatic creativity and foresight behind the dynamic and adapting organization.
Claire Charamnac (SFS’11), currently pursuing her Master’s in Global Human Development, has published her research with the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. Through her research and fieldwork in Mexico, she observed links between the prevention of violence against women and greater levels of women’s economic participation.
Georgetown announces a $10 million gift that will endow a program on the forensic study of the Holocaust at its new Center for Jewish Civilization.
Georgetown announces a partnership with the United Nations HeForShe campaign, an international movement that encourages men and boys to advocate for gender equality.
Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) and Accenture Federal Services released a study examining the effectiveness of private sector initiatives that support women and girls in Nigeria. The report, Private Sector Analysis of Nigeria: Empowering Women and Girls Through Partnerships, also includes recommendations for collaborating that will help strengthen individual programs.
Nerea M. Cal and Rukmani D. Bhatia of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security recently published a report, ‘Learning to Work with Both Hands: A Close Examination of Women’s Political and Economic Participation in Post-Conflict Kosovo.’