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October 2017

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

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Culture and Politics Program at Georgetown are excited to invite you to a screening of the acclaimed documentary film National Bird at the Leavey Program Room at Georgetown University. 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…

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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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SFS Masters Development Seminar Series: Just give them the money? Cash transfer programs as an index fund for development effectiveness

October 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
ICC 700 (ECR)

Hosted by: the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program, The Global Human Development Program Join us for the next iteration of the SFS Masters Development Seminar Series: Just give them the money? Cash transfer programs as an index fund for development effectiveness. This week's speaker will be Andrew Zeitlin, Assistant Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy For event inquiries please contact msfsevents@georgetown.edu

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World Bank Group Information Session

October 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
ICC Auditorium

Join Roberto Amorosino, Sr. HR Specialist, for an information session on opportunities for students at the World Bank Group.

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The Soviet-Israeli War, 1967-1973

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
McGhee Library

Truman Associate Scholars Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez will guest lecture on their latest publication, "The Soviet-Israeli War, 1967-1973." Associate Director, Anna Sonner Schneider will moderate the discussion. Copies of the book will be available for purchase, and light refreshments will be served. RSVP can be made at: https://soviet-israeliwar.eventbrite.com

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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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The Argumentative Indian

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ICC Auditorium

On October 19, the India Initiative, in partnership with the Association for India's Development, will host a screening of The Argumentative Indian, a documentary about Nobel laureate and world-renowned economist Amartya Sen, directed by Suman Ghosh, a Bengali filmmaker and economist. The documentary traces Amartya Sen’s life and explores how the arc of his career shaped his current worldview and impacted his beliefs about social choice theory, development economics, and philosophy. Shot over a period of 15 years, the film…

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Turkey in Uncharted Waters

October 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
McGhee Library

Date: Monday, October 23 Time: 2:30 - 4:00 pm Location: McGhee Library, ICC A talk by scholar Ziya Meral assessing the current social, political, and religious dynamics in Turkey that affect its diplomatic relationships and regional influence. An expert on Turkish and Middle Eastern foreign policies, Dr. Meral is a fellow at the United Kingdom’s Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and founder and director of the Centre on Religion and Global Affairs. RSVP link: https://turkey_in_uncharted_waters.eventbrite.com Co-hosts: Master of Science in Foreign…

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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 Mr. Elliott Abrams, our guest speaker for the evening, will discuss his latest publication titled "Realism and Democracy: American Foreign Policy After the Arab Spring." Copies of his book are available for purchase, and a reception will be held beforehand in the President's Room. RSVP's can be made at:https://siegallecture.eventbrite.com

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Guest Speaker: Yotam Polizer

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
ICC 302-P
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Dataminr Information Session

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
TBA

Dataminr transforms the Twitter stream and other public datasets into actionable signals, discovering must-know information in real-time for clients in Finance, the Public Sector, News, Security and Crisis Management. Using powerful, proprietary algorithms, Dataminr instantly analyzes all public tweets and other publicly available data to deliver the earliest signals for breaking news, real-world events, off the radar context and perspective, and emerging trends. Dataminr is headquartered in New York City, with offices in DC, London, and Montana.

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Impressions from Valdai 2017

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies Boardroom

Impressions from Putin's 2017 Valdai Discussion Club with: Dr. Angela Stent, Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies Dr. Andrew Kuchins, Senior Fellow at the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies Dr. Fyodor Lukyanov, Research Director of the Valdai International Discussion Club Drs. Angela Stent, Andrew Kuchins, and Fyodor Lukyanov will discuss their impressions of the 2017 meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club and will present the key takeaways from the meeting, which took…

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Book Launch: Over the Horizon: Time, Uncertainty, and the Rise of Great Powers by David Edelstein (Security Studies Program, Georgetown University)

October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

Professor David M. Edelstein will discuss his new book "Over the Horizon: Time, Uncertainty, and the Rise of Great Powers." He is Associate Professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Department of Government at Georgetown University. In addition, he is a core faculty member in Georgetown’s Security Studies Program and Center for Peace and Security Studies. His book explores how established powers react to growing competitors. The United States currently faces a dilemma with regard…

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GULATAM (Georgetown University Latin America Student Conference)

October 27, 2017 - April 28, 2020
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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A Conversation with Air Vice Marshall Arjun Subramaniam

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

Air Vice Marshall Arjun Subramaniam is a fighter pilot, scholar, and author who recently retired from the Indian Air Force after 36 years of service. In addition to being an experienced fighter pilot, Air Vice Marshall Subramaniam also holds a Ph.D. in Defense and Strategic Studies from the University of Madras, India, and he has become of one India’s most respected strategic commentators and military historians, drawing on his own experiences and insights from more than three decades of military…

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Transoceanic Emotion: Feeling Global in a Limited World

October 30 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lannan Center

The Indian Ocean region has historically been a cradle of civilization, supporting seafaring and trade as well as flows of culture, language, and religion. Today, the coastline of the Indian Ocean is home to hundreds of millions of people. In the nineteenth century, tens of millions of people left India, Africa, and China to resettle throughout the European empires after the formal abolition of slavery. Their histories have not been written or shared extensively, and this conference will examine and…

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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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Faculty Roundtable: “Palestine: Anatomy of an Abyss” with Mouin Rabbani

October 31 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
CCAS Boardroom, Intercultural Center Suite 241

Mouin Rabbani will be joining us on Tuesday in the next installment of our faculty roundtable ("Souk Al-Fikr") series. The series gives undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to hear directly from our faculty and visiting scholars about their work. Mouin Rabbani will examine the crisis of the Palestinian national movement in its various domestic dimensions and external challenges. He'll discuss the prospects for the recently-concluded reconciliation agreement, the renewed conflict with Israel, and President Trump's declared objective of pursuing…

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November 2017

From Chanakya to Modi: Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy

November 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
McGhee Library

Foreign policy does not exist in a cultural vacuum. It is shaped by each country’s experience and self-perception. India’s foreign policy is as deeply informed by its civilizational heritage as it is by contemporary ideas about national interest, and the themes of autonomy and independence have emerged and recurred in India’s foreign policy calculus over decades. As India pursues modernity and seeks to exercise influence in the contemporary world, it is vital to examine India in the context of its…

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GHD Student-Organized Career Fair

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Healy Family Center Social Room
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Book Launch: Just War Reconsidered: Strategy, Ethics, and Theory by James Dubik

November 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

Director of Teaching, Center for Security Studies (CSS) James Dubik will introduce his latest book, "In Just War Reconsidered: Strategy, Ethics, and Theory." In "Just War Reconsidered," Dubik draws on years of research as well as his own experiences as a soldier and teacher to fill the gaps left by other theorists. He applies moral philosophy, political philosophy, and strategic studies to historical and contemporary case studies to reveal the inaccuracies and moral bankruptcy that inform some of the literature…

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Insights from China’s Wind Power Industry and Inherent Controversies of Chinese Industrial Upgrading

November 7 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Julia Kirch Kirkegaard, a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford Business School will present at this Energy and Climate Policy Research Seminar. She has studied the role of global innovation networks in China’s wind turbine industry, the case of Chinese industrial upgrading within the green energy sector, the societal acceptability of wind power (in Denmark and China), and contestations over expertise and science communication. In her research at Stanford, she is investigating the role of expertise and experts in the emergence of…

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Mexico Seminar

November 7 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Lepgold Book Prize Lecture

November 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The Georgetown University Lepgold Book Prize honors exceptional contributions to the study of international relations, with particular emphasis on the resolution of critical policy challenges, published each calendar year. This year's winner is "Violence and Restraint in Civil War: Civilian Targeting in the Shadow of International Law" by Jessica Stanton, an associate professor in global policy at the University of Minnesota, specializing in international relations. Media coverage of civil wars often focuses on the most gruesome atrocities and the most…

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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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The Nation as Mother and Other Visions of Nationhood

November 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs at Georgetown University, 3307 M St NW #200, Washington, DC 20007, USA

On November 9, Dr. Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs at Harvard University, will give a talk on his newest publication, The Nation as Mother and Other Visions of Nationhood (Penguin India, 2017). This interconnected set of deeply-researched and powerfully-argued essays explores the relationship between nation, reason, and religion in Indian political thought and practice. The book illuminates different visions of India as a free and flexible federal union and makes the case for concepts of layered…

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Remapping IR: Daniel Mügge & Lukas Linsi

November 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Lukas Linsi and Daniel Mügge of the University of Amsterdam will present key findings from their paper "Harmonized Inaccuracy: International Economic Statistics in the Age of Globalization." Official international economic statistics are generally considered accurate and meaningful indicators of trends in cross-border flows of trade and capital, and most users of these statistics seem confident that the quality of the underlying data keeps improving over time. This article evaluates these common assumptions at hand of the International Monetary Fund’s Balance…

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CCAS Faculty Roundtable with Mohammad Alahmad

November 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Mohammad Alahmad will join us at our annual monthly faculty roundtable ("Souk Al-Fikr") series to discuss his research on Syrian poet Mohammad Omran. The roundtable will be held in Arabic. هذا البحث يهدف إلى الكشف عن موقف الشاعر الحداثي السوري محمد عمران من القضايا السياسية والاجتماعية في سورية في النصف الثاني من القرن العشرين، بوصف شعره خطابا مضادا لخطاب السلطة، وأحيانا المجتمع، وبوصفه شعر ينحاز للجمال في المجتمع والسياسة في مواجهة كل الممارسات القبيحة في المجتمع والسياسة، تلك الممارسات التي…

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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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