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February 2019

What’s Been Happening in Poland and Hungary? And What Does It Mean for the EU?

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Intercultural Center 241, CCAS Boardroom

The BMW Center for German and European Studies and the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies invites you to a panel: What’s Been Happening in Poland and Hungary? And What Does It Mean for the EU? featuring: Jeffrey Anderson, Professor, BMW Center for German and European Studies, Georgetown University Melissa Hooper, Director of Human Rights and Civil Society, Human Rights First Pawel Karolewski, Professor and Chair of Politics, Willy Brandt Center for German and European Studies, University of…

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Democratic Backsliding in Europe?

February 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Intercultural Center Room 450

The BMW Center for German and European Studiesinvites you to:Democratic Backsliding in Europe?a lecture by:Dr. Ireneusz Pawel KarolewskiProfessor and Chair of PoliticsWilly Brandt Center for German and European StudiesUniversity of WroclawThe political trends in Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia poses urgent questions that about the future of democracy. Do these countries find themselves on a slippery slope towards “illiberal democracy” and why? Is there a specific “regional” explanation for the democratic deficit in Central and Eastern Europe? What particular interests…

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Diverse Diplomacy Leaders series with Raj Wadhwani and Ana Escrogim

February 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
McGhee Library

RSVP: http://bit.ly/2T0pvoEDate: Friday, February 22, 2019Time: 11am- 12pmLocation: McGhee LibraryJoin us to listen to Raj Wadhwani, Deputy Director in the Office of Arabian Penninsula Affairs, and Ana Escrogima, Office Director for Regional and Multilateral Affairs, in the Near Eastern Affairs Bureau of the U.S. Department of State, share their insights on diversity and inclusion at the State Department and advice for diverse candidates considering a career in foreign policy.Note: due to space limitations, seating is on a first come, fisrt…

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Changing Saudi Arabia: How Artists Are Transforming the Kingdom’s Culture and Society in the Twenty-First Century

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
Intercultural Center (ICC), 37th & O Streets NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA. Room ICC 270.

Event's Description:T. E. Lawrence once observed that Saudi Arabia had "so little art" that it could "be said to have no art at all." Whether that was once the case is arguable. But that as is not the case today, as the Kingdom is home to a flourishing artistic movement-the subject of Professor Sean Foley's new book, Changing Saudi Arabia: Art, Culture, and Society in the Kingdom. Exploring the artistic movement in Saudi Arabia in the context of the kingdom's changing…

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Cross-Strait Relations and the Future of Taiwan

February 22 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
ICC 302-P

In a New Year’s speech delivered on the fortieth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the People’s Republic of China and the United States, Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Taiwan (and the United States) that unification must be the ultimate goal of any talks over its future and efforts to assert full independence could be met by armed force. He also suggested that China and Taiwan could operate under the “one country, two systems” model that China has…

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Dr. Curtis Ryan: Reform, Resistance, and Refugees: Jordan and the Arab Uprisings

February 22 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
CCAS Boardroom – ICC 141 [Enter through ICC 241]

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies invites you to a presentation, Reform, Resistance, and Refugees: Jordan and the Arab Uprisings, by Dr. Curtis Ryan. The presentation will be based on Dr. Ryan's latest book, Jordan and the Arab Uprisings: Regime Survival and Politics Beyond the State.Curtis Ryan is a professor in the Department of Government and Justice Studies at Appalachian State University. He received his B.A. in history and political science from Drew University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in…

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GUITARS: Ian Hurd (Northwestern)

February 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 1401 Center St NW United States

Please join Ian Hurd of Northwestern University for a discussion as part of the Georgetown University International Theory and Research Seminar (GUITARS) series.

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Book Discussion: Generation Stalin by Dr. Andrew Sobanet

February 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 1201 36th St NW United States

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to a conversation on Generation Stalin with Dr. Sobanet, Dr. James Collins, and Dr. Susan Rubin Suleiman.Generation Stalin traces Joseph Stalin’s rise as a dominant figure in French political culture from the 1930s through the 1950s. Andrew Sobanet brings to light the crucial role French writers played in building Stalin’s cult of personality and in disseminating Stalinist propaganda in the international Communist sphere, including within the USSR. Based on a wide array of…

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Masters in Development Seminar Series: Prof. James Habyarimana

February 26 @ 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm EST
ICC 700

ZOOM LINK: https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/530919963Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy

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Dr. Elizabeth Thompson: Arab Democracy and Its Destruction by Europe, 1919-20

February 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
CCAS Boardroom, ICC 141 [Enter through ICC 241]

As part of the Middle East and North Africa Seminar Series, The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and Georgetown Institute for Global History present Dr. Elizabeth Thompson. Dr. Thompson will discuss the Arab Democracy and Its Destruction by Europe, 1919-20. Elizabeth F. Thompson is a historian of political movements, citizenship, constitutions, gender, and foreign intervention in the Middle East. She is author of two books: Justice Interrupted: The Struggle for Constitutional Government in the Middle East (Harvard, 2013) and Colonial…

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Book Talk: “An Islamic Jihad of Nonviolence: Said Nursi’s Model” with Salih Sayilgan

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
Intercultural Center (ICC), 37th & O Streets NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA. Room ICC270

Event Description: Today Islam is often associated with violence, more so than other world religions. In the center of this reception of Islam is the concept of jihad, which has been distorted by many. On the one hand, there are some Muslims who take jihad as a reference point for their violent crimes against innocent people. On the other hand, the concept is intentionally used to promote fear against Islam and its adherents. In his book, Salih Sayilgan challenges these…

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Book Talk: “An Islamic Jihad of Nonviolence: Said Nursi’s Model” with Salih Sayilgan

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
Intercultural Center (ICC), 37th & O Streets NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA. Room ICC 270

Event DescriptionToday Islam is often associated with violence, more so than other world religions. In the center of this reception of Islam is the concept of jihad, which has been distorted by many. On the one hand, there are some Muslims who take jihad as a reference point for their violent crimes against innocent people. On the other hand, the concept is intentionally used to promote fear against Islam and its adherents. In his book, Salih Sayilgan challenges these presentations…

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Political Economy Seminar: Jishnu Das (World Bank)

February 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 1401 Center St NW United States

Please join Jishnu Das of the World Bank for a discussion as part of the Political Economy Seminar series.

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Lloyd George Centennial Lecture: Debating the Future of National Security

February 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST
Gaston Hall – Georgetown University, 37th & O Streets, N.W., Washington, DC 20057, USA United States

Join the Walsh School of Foreign Service for a Lloyd George Centennial Lecture on the Future of the Global Order featuring a debate about the future of national security with The Honorable Stephen Hadley (National Security Advisor 2005-09) and Ambassador Susan Rice (National Security Advisor 2013-17). Dr. Charles Kupchan, Professor of International Affairs in the Walsh School of Foreign Service and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, will moderate.RSVP: https://lloydgeorgenationalsecurity.eventbrite.comAccommodation requests should be made by February 22 to…

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Geopolitics of Southeast Europe: Can One Escape the Pull of History?

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 1201 36th St NW United States

The BMW Center for German and European Studiesinvites you to:Geopolitics of Southeast Europe: Can One Escape the Pull of History?a lecture by:Mr. Vuk JeremićPresidentCenter for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD)*Reception to follow*Mr. Vuk Jeremić is the President of the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD), a global public policy think-tank based in Belgrade, and Editor-in-Chief of the quarterly magazine Horizons – Journal of International Relations and Sustainable Development. He is also the leader of Serbia’s opposition People’s…

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Revolutions, Reforms, and Gender: Narratives of Democratization

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

The BMW Center for German and European Studiesinvites you to:Revolutions, Reforms, and Gender: Narratives of Democratizationa lecture by:Dr. Hedwig RichterResearcherHamburg Institute for Social ResearchWhy is democracy so closely linked to masculinity and why are women so often excluded from the history of democracy? The lecture explores the gendered consequences of revising the narratives of democracy as a bottom-up struggle, as revolutionary history, and as national history. It proposes to expand the history of democracy along three lines, namely as an…

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A Conversation with Parag Khanna, Author of “The Future is Asian”

February 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
Lohrfink Auditorium, Hariri Building, Georgetown University

Join the Center for Security Studies as we welcome Dr. Parag Khanna (SFS'99, SSP'05) for a discussion on his new book The Future is Asian and his path to success as an SFS alumnus. Dr. Khanna is a best-selling author and the founder and managing partner of FutureMap, a data- and scenario-based strategic advisory firm.The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Michael Mazarr (COL'87, SSP'89), an adjunct professor with the Security Studies Program and Senior Political Scientist at the RAND…

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March 2019

[Film Screening] Milli’s Awakening

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Goethe-Institut Washington, 1990 K St NW #03, Washington, DC 20006, USA United States

The BMW Center for German and European Studies and the Goethe-Institut Washingtoninvite you to:Milli's Awakening (Millis Erwachen)a film screening & discussion with the filmmaker:Natasha A. KellyMilli's Awakening takes its name from the painting Schlafende Milli (Sleeping Milli, 1911), in which expressionist painter Ludwig Kirchner takes an eroticizing and exoticizing view of his Black female model. “Milli's” silence speaks volumes about Black women's positioning as anonymous objects of desire in European art. Milli’s awakening seeks to intervene in this history, by…

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Finding Your Global Network on LinkedIn

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
ICC 302-P

Social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter offer unique opportunities for international students to explore career paths, connect with potential mentors with shared heritage or career goals, and uncover internship and job opportunities before they are advertised on traditional job boards. Join us for a workshop to learn how, as a global learner, you can leverage LinkedIn, twitter, and Facebook to learn how to present your skills in the language of your industry of interest, how to approach…

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Event Series Panel: Author Meets Critic

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Arrupe Hall

A panel from the BMW Center for German and European Studies's annual event series, "A Century of Women's Struggle: From the Franchise to #MeToo"featuringDr. Hester Baer University of Maryland, College ParkDr. Barbara Mennel University of Florida, GainesvilleDr. Peter PfeifferGeorgetown UniversityDr. Monika Shafi University of Delaware

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Masters in Development Seminar Series: Prof. Ken Opalo

March 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EDT
ICC 700

ZOOM LINK: https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/666943342Assistant Professor, African Studies Program, SFS "Institutions and Development"

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April 2019

Event Series Lecture with Ulrike Bergermann

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

A lecture from the BMW Center for German and European Studies's annual event series, "A Century of Women's Struggle: From the Franchise to #MeToo"featuringDr. Ulrike Bergermann Braunschweig University of the Arts

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Masters in Development Seminar Series: Prof. Rochelle Davis

April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EDT
ICC 700

ZOOM LINK: https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/632042688Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

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