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October 2017

GULATAM (Georgetown University Latin America Student Conference)

October 27, 2017 - June 26, 2021
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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November 2017

Guest Speaker: Yolande Miller-Grandvaux (USAID)

November 27 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
TBD
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SFS Masters Development Seminar (Yuhki Tajima)

November 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
ICC 700 (Executive Conference Room)

Yuhki Tajima: Assistant Professor, Walsh School of Foreign Service Subject: The Political Economy of Postwar Societies

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Screening of “Landless Moroccans”

November 28 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, 3700 O Street, NW, 241 Intercultural Center ICC, Washington, DC 20057, USA, 1401 Center St NW
Washington, DC United States
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CCAS will be screening the 2017 documentary "Landless Moroccans" on November 28 in the CCAS Boardroom (ICC 141). MAAS student Kaylee Steck will give a brief introduction on the subject of land in Morocco before the showing. The film documents the struggle of guiche inhabitants in Morocco to retain their lands following the state's decision to expropriate them. It exposes the profound impacts of land development on occupants, particularly women, leaving them insecure in an ambiguous legal environment. We hope…

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Vidal Llerenas Book Presentation: Una política industrial para México basada en la innovación

November 30 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
ICC 450
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Industrial Policy Innovation for Mexico A Conversation with Mexican Representative Vidal Llerenas Morales

November 30 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

To RSVP: http://bit.ly/2A4gIsm During the implementation of structural reforms that began in the 1980s, it was trumpeted that they would place Mexico in a context of modernity and on a path towards sustained growth. For example, the idea spread that the export model and the limited involvement of the public sector in the economy were the only formulas that would generate better paid jobs and induce the development of the means of national production. However, to this day these promises…

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Reading the Indian Ocean

November 30 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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On November 30, the Georgetown University Department of English will convene a group of leading scholars from around the world for a seminar on how studying the Indian Ocean and the Indian Ocean region enables understanding of the vital issues of culture, narrative, and projection of power across national boundaries. The speakers at the conference will emphasize both the importance of large-scale, oceanic thinking in the humanities, and the vital place of the humanities in the construction of knowledge about the world.  This…

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Hal Israel Lecture in Jewish-Catholic Relations

November 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Bioethics Research Library

The honorable Zion Evrony, former Israeli Ambassador to the Vatican, will speak to our audience on his experiences working with the Vatican to promote greater Jewish-Catholic relations.

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Women of Al-Raqqa and Beyond: New Art, Film, and Writing from Syria

November 30 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
CCAS Boardroom, Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Washington, DC, United States, 2801 University Ter NW
Washington, DC United States
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We're very pleased to welcome Malu Halasa, Jordanian Filipina American writer and editor, to CCAS for two public lectures; in this first one, Ms. Halasa will discuss female artistic voices in Syria -- the ways they have been challenged and the ways they have overcome. Six years after the 2011 uprising in Syria, the present status of women in Syria is as fractured as the war-torn country itself. In Kurdish Rojava, women are soldiers; in “liberated” enclaves, many are political…

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December 2017

Mapping the Syrian Conflict through the Syrian Short Story and Art

December 2 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Malu Halasa, Jordanian Filipina American writer and editor based in London, will be joining us on Saturday, December 2nd, to speak on Syria. Her lecture will examine the roots of the Syrian conflict as seen through Syrian short stories by Zakaria Tamer (Breaking Knees: 63 Very Short Stories from Syria), Rasha Abbas (The Gist of It), Zaher Omareen (Hama Massacre Bedtime Stories) and Osama Alomar (The Teeth of the Comb and Other Stories). Halasa has been an important voice on…

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

December 5 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
McGhee Library
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