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September 2017

ISD: Graduate Certificate in Diplomatic Studies Information Session

September 21 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
McGhee Library, Georgetown University, 3700 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20057

Join ISD Director, Barbara Bodine, for an information session to learn more about the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy's Certificate in Diplomatic Studies open to all SFS graduate students. You can find more information on the certificate requirements and application instructions here: https://isd.georgetown.edu/certificate-graduate. RSVP: https://cds-info.eventbrite.com

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NYC Career Trip Info Session

September 21 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
ICC 700 (ECR)

Hosted by MSFS & The SFS Graduate Career Center Location: ICC 700 (ECR) Join us in the ECR on September 21 to learn more about the November Career Trek to New York City. For event inquiries please contact msfsevents@georgetown.edu.

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Book Presentation Camille Reyes “Water Planet: Culture, Politics, Economics and Sustainability of Water on Earth”

September 21 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
ICC 450

WATER PLANET Culture, Politics, Economics and Sustainability of Water on Earth A Book Talk with Camille Gaskin-Reyes Date: September 21, 2017 Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Location: ICC 450 (Lunch will be provided.) Join the Center for Latin American Studies, in partnership with the Latin American Initiative, for a conversation with Dr. Reyes on environmental and sustainability issues, with a particular focus on the relationship between access to water and cultural, political, and economic stability. To RSVP: goo.gl/9Hdz28 Please…

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Refugees & Higher Education with Hana El-Ghali

September 21 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, 3700 O Street, N.W., 241 Intercultural Center (ICC), Washington, DC 20057, USA

The CCAS is excited to invite you to a talk by Hana El-Ghali, Senior Program Coordinator of the Education and Youth Policy Research Program at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut. It will be hosted in the CCAS Boardroom, ICC 141. She will be presenting her recently completed comparative study in collaboration with UNESCO mapping refugee higher education in four countries in the MENA region: Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq.…

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Centennial Fellows and Junior Fellows Kick Off Event

September 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

Join the Walsh School of Foreign Service for a kickoff event with the 2017-2018 SFS Centennial Fellows. The Fellows will speak briefly about their background, their experiences, and their plans for their semester at Georgetown. Additionally, SFS Senior Associate Dean Anthony Clark Arend will talk about the Junior Fellows Program, answering questions about how to apply to be a Junior Fellow, to work in a small group of students assisting a Centennial Fellow during the semester. 2017-2018 Centennial Fellows Claudia…

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A Conversation with Colombian Senator Juan Manuel Galán

September 22 @ 2:15 pm - 4:15 pm
McGhee Library GU

Join the Center for Latin American Studies, in partnership with the Latin American Initiative, for a conversation with Senator Juan Manuel Galán. Senator Galán is a Georgetown alumnus (MSFS 2003) and an influential politician in Colombia’s Liberal party. In the Senate, he works closely on issues relating to the peace accord including victims’ rights and land reform. Senator Galán is also a presidential pre-candidate in the 2018 elections and the son of former presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galán, who was…

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GHD Summer Internship Poster Session

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Arrupe Hall Multipurpose Room
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ISD: Oscar Iden Annual Lecture on American Foreign Policy

September 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Copley Formal Lounge, Georgetown University, 37th and O Streets, N.W., Washington D.C. 20057

The U.S., France and Europe - Where Do We Go From Here? Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017 Time: 4:30 - 6: 00 PM Location: Copley Formal Lounge, Copley Hall, Georgetown University Speaker: Ambassador Jane Dorothy Hartley Former United States Ambassador to France T.H. Jane D. Hartley served as President Obama’s Ambassador to the French Republic from 2014 through the inauguration of Donald Trump. The US-French bilateral relationship pre-dates the founding of either republic and reflects shared values and shared history…

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Politics of Arabic in Israel with Camelia Suleiman

September 28 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, 3700 O Street, N.W., 241 Intercultural Center (ICC), Washington, DC 20057, USA

Camelia Suleiman will join us at the CCAS to discuss her newly published book Politics of Arabic in Israel. It will be hosted in ICC 141. Camelia Suleiman will explore the implications of removing Arabic as an official language in the State of Israel for the history and future of the Palestinian Arab minority living there. RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/politics-of-arabic-in-israel-camelia-suleiman-tickets-37537617023 While Arabic has been an official language of Israel, Hebrew is used more commonly and publicly. Over time, Palestinian citizens of…

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October 2017

Sino-Russian Relations & Russian Foreign Policy in Northeast Asia

October 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

Join CERES for a discussion with Russian foreign policy expert Alexander Gabuev on October 2. Gabuev is a senior fellow and the chair of the Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center. His research is focused on Russia’s policy toward East and Southeast Asia, political and ideological trends in China, and China’s relations with its neighbors—especially those in Central Asia. RSVP here: sinorussianrelations.eventbrite.com

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The 2017 Bundestag Election and Its Consequences

October 3 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Intercultural Center Suite 241, Georgetown University, 3700 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20057

Speakers include: - Jackson Janes, President, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies - Jeffrey Anderson, Director and Graf Goltz Professor, BMW Center, Georgetown University - Other speakers TBA - Moderator: Jonathan Olsen, Professor and Chair, Texas Woman's University; DAAD Alumni Association Registration link coming soon

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SFS Masters Development Seminar (Joanna Lewis)

October 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
ICC 700 (Executive Conference Room)

Joanna Lewis: Associate Professor, STIA, Walsh School of Foreign Service Subject: Climate Policy After Paris

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Conversations with Practitioners Series: Drew Scoggins

October 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Executive Conference Room (ICC 700), Georgetown University

Join the MSFS International Development concentration for the next iteration of Conversations with Practitioners! This week's guest is MSFS alumnus Drew Scoggins. Mr. Scoggins is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Millennial Energy Partners and the firm’s various managed funds, operating subsidiaries and investment vehicles. Under his guidance, the firm has secured private equity capital in excess of $300 million and directly invested in oil and gas assets through eight discreet investment vehicles. Prior to Millennial, Drew led BG Group plc’s…

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Structured Problem Solving with David Orhvall – Students

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
ICC Auditorium

Structured Problem Solving Workshop Cases are not just for consulting interviews anymore. They now show up in all types of interviews. Non-profit, social impact, government, research, marketing, operations, health care, banking and high tech industries are now using cases to differentiate candidates. David will give you a complete overview of the types of cases you’ll face and how to do well on your cases in this fast paced workshop. You will be challenged to build communication, structure, analysis and integration…

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The Future of NAFTA and North American Economic Integration

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
12th Floor Gewirtz Building GU Law Center

The Center for Latin American Studies and GU's Latin America Initiative invite you to attend "The Future of NAFTA and North American Economic Integration". This conference will consist of three panels where participants will discuss how NAFTA has worked for the countries involved, what critical issues ought to be part of the renegotiation, and what countries can do domestically to buttress the benefits of the agreement and distribute the gains more widely. The panels are titled: ¨The Balance of NAFTA¨,…

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Director’s Speaker Series featuring Katrin Fraser Katz

October 6 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
ICC 302-P

The Asian Studies Program invites all students, faculty, and staff to attend our 2017-2018 Director's Speaker Series moderated by ASP Director Dr. Victor Cha. From journalists and ambassadors to noted scholars in the field, the speakers will share their knowledge and insight, discussing today's most critical issues in East, South, and Southeast Asia. In this installment, Dr. Katrin Fraser-Katz gives a short lecture on her research and work on North Korea. Dr. Katz is an Adjunt Fellow for the Korea…

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PinBox MicroPension Dialogue & Reception (Invitation-Only)

October 12 @ 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Georgetown University Conference Center, 3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

Invitation-Only, not open to the public

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Director’s Speaker Series featuring Jonathan Stromseth

October 13 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
ICC 302-P

The Asian Studies Program invites all students, faculty, and staff to attend our 2017-2018 Director's Speaker Series moderated by ASP Director Dr. Victor Cha. From journalists and ambassadors to noted scholars in the field, the speakers will share their knowledge and insight, discussing today's most critical issues in East, South, and Southeast Asia. Dr. Jonathan Stromseth has broad experience as a policymaker, scholar, and development practitioner and has focused much of his work on Southeast Asia. He is a senior…

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Film Screening: 1948: Creation & Catastrophe

October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, 3700 O Street, N.W., 241 Intercultural Center (ICC), Washington, DC 20057, USA

The CCAS is excited to host co-directors Andy Trimlett and Dr. Ahlam Muhtaseb to present their newly released documentary 1948: Creation and Catastrophe. It will be hosted in the CCAS Boardroom, ICC 141. Please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1948-creation-catastrophe-film-screening-tickets-37537964061 This film tells the story of the establishment of Israel as seen through the eyes of the people who lived it, with the aim of enhancing global understanding of what happened in 1948. It is also the last chance to hear first-hand accounts…

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Film Screening of “National Bird”

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, 3700 O Street, N.W., 241 Intercultural Center (ICC), Washington, DC 20057, USA

National Bird follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war, which has been waged globally for more than a decade. The film, executive produced by Errol Morris and Wim Wenders, gives rare insight into the program through the eyes of veterans and survivors, to explore the complexities of drone warfare from a human perspective. We are excited to have Director &…

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SFS Masters Development Seminar (Andrew Zeitlin)

October 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
ICC 700 (Executive Conference Room)

Andrew Zeitlin: Assistant Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy Subject: Just give them the money? Cash transfer programs as an index fund for development effectiveness

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The Soviet-Israeli War, 1967-1973

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
McGhee Library
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Book Talk with Payam Akhavan, Human Rights Lawyer

October 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

Human rights lawyer Payam Akhavan, the 2017 CBC Massey Lecturer and author of 'In Search of a Better World' (October 3, 2017), a new work on the major human rights struggles of our times, will give a book talk. Faculty host is Anthony Arend. Please RSVP via Eventbrite here: https://booktalkwithpayamakhavan.eventbrite.com

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Realism and Democracy: American Foreign Policy After the Arab Spring

October 23 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Riggs Library

Andrew H. Siegal Memorial Inaugural Lecture Guest Speaker: Mr. Elliott Abrams

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GULATAM (Georgetown University Latin America Student Conference)

October 27
ICC Auditorium

A graduate student-run conference on Latin America. More details to be provided as we get closer to the date.

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The Role of ‘Bystanders’ in the Implementation of the ‘Final Solution’ in Poland, 1939-1945

October 30 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Guest Lecturer: Professor Jan Grabowski

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A Conversation with Chile’s Ambassador to the U.S., Hon. Juan Gabriel Valdés

October 31 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
McGhee Library

Join the Center for Latin American Studies, in partnership with the Latin American Initiative, for a discussion on U.S. - Chile bilateral relations featuring Ambassador Juan Gabriel Valdés.

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November 2017

GHD Student-Organized Career Fair

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Healy Family Center Social Room
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Medios de Comunicación, Posconflicto y Pueblos Indígenas en Colombia

November 9 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
ICC 450

José Vicente Otero, indigenous of the Nasa People in Colombia, will share his views on the indigenous experience in regards to the Columbian Peace Process. A graduate of the Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, José Vicente is currently pursuing doctoral studies in Communications at the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia. CLAS Faculty member, Dr. Joanne Rappaport, is the director of his ongoing doctoral thesis.

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SFS Masters Development Seminar (Adriana Kugler)

November 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
ICC 700 (Executive Conference Room)

Adriana Kugler: Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy and former Vice Provost for Faculty, Georgetown, and former Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Labor Subject: Do CCT’s Improve Employment and Earnings in the Very Long-Term? Evidence from Mexico (with Ingrid Rojas)

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