Research at SFS Centers and Institutes

CCAS and ISIM organize conference on migration and displacement in Iraq

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.

McFarland and Lide discuss effects of climate change on human security

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.

Syrian Migrants: The Long View on Transatlantic Migration

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.

GIWPS researches workplace policies benefitting women and millennials

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.

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.

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.

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.

NATO: A Diplomatic Success Story, almost 70 Years Old

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.

GIWPS studies violence prevention and women’s economic integration

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.

GIWPS Releases Report “Private Sector Landscape Analysis of Nigeria: Empowering Women and Girls through Partnerships”

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.