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April 2019

Women in Diplomacy

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Copley Formal Lounge, 3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA United States

What are unique themes, challenges, and opportunities facing women in diplomacy? Much attention has been paid to the increase of women in politics in America, but what about the role of women in diplomacy and politics outside the United States? Join SFS and a distinguished panel for a discussion on achieving positions of leadership, using power to create systematic change to lift up other women, and what work remains to be done. The discussion will be moderated by former US…

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“Rethinking Salafism: Shifting Trends and Changing Typologies Post Arab Spring”

April 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
ACMCU Boardroom ICC 270

Event Description:In this event, Dr. Yasir Qadhi will discuss the typologies of Salafism pre Arab Spring and then show that we need to basically almost discard that antiquated notion and rethink thru the various categories of Salafis in light of recent changes.Speaker's Bio:Dr. Yasir Qadhi holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, a BA in Hadith Studies and an MA in Islamic Theology from the Islamic University of Madinah, and a PhD in Islamic Studies from…

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ISD Student Fellows Colloquium

April 11 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

McGhee Library4/11/201912:00 PM5:00 PM ISD Student Fellows Colloquium40Event will serve food/beverages from catererWei ZhangInstitute for the Study of Diplomacywz110204

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Petite Afrique by Somi

April 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Gaston Hall – Georgetown University, 37th & O Streets, N.W., Washington, DC 20057, USA United States

A free, full-scale concert performance of Petite Afrique by acclaimed transatlantic vocalist and songwriter Somi.Petite Afrique is Somi’s award-winning song cycle about the dignity of immigrants and the gentrification of Harlem’s vibrant West African quarter.Stay after the concert for a public discussion with the artists.RSVP Here!Somi's Petite Afrique is presented as part of The Lab's CrossCurrents festival. www.CrossCurrentsfestival.org.This event is sponsored by Georgetown SFS, with support from Georgetown College and the African Society of Georgetown.ABOUT SOMIBorn in Illinois to immigrants…

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Resources and Livelihoods in the Maghrib

April 12 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
CCAS Boardroom (ICC 141)

CCAS is proud to host this workshop bringing together four working papers that revolve around issues of resources and livelihoods in rural Morocco. Workshop participants will read and comment on each other’s papers, offering the authors feedback on developing their papers and future questions to research on the topic. The workshop is open to students and scholars in the area who are interested in attending. We kindly request that all attendees read the papers beforehand. Papers will be circulated to…

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Post-Local, Re-Local, De-Local: A shift in memory culture and the revision of the politics of memory in Europe

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Leavey Program Room

The BMW Center for German and European Studiesinvites you to:Post-Local, Re-Local, De-Local: A shift in memory culture and the revision of the politics of memory in Europea lecture by:Dr. Claus LeggewieLudwig Börne ProfessorUniversity of GießenClaus Leggewie is a political scientist and currently serves as Ludwig Börne Professor at the University in Gießen, Germany. Until 2017 he was director of the Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut (KWI), Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities in Essen (Germany). Leggewie has served as professor of political…

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The Policy Relevance of Religion in Japan Today

April 12 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
ICC 302-P

Please join the Asian Studies Program and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs for a conversation with Levi McLaughlin, Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at North Carolina State University moderated by Troy Robinson, Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs and current Master of Science in Foreign Service candidate.Going by survey data alone, Japan ranks as one of the world's least religious countries in the world. It is therefore striking to…

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Dreaming Zenzile: Somi in Residence

April 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

A salon-style performance of selections from Dreaming Zenzile, Somi’s original modern jazz play based on the extraordinary life of South African singer and political activist Miriam Makeba. Born in Illinois to immigrants from Rwanda and Uganda, acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Somi has built a career of transatlantic sonicism and storytelling. Equally anthropologist and writer, Somi’s songs both celebrate Harlem’s black experience and lament gentrification’s slow erasure of the vibrant African immigrant population from the historic neighborhood. Presented by The Laboratory for Global…

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Poetry at the Center: Dr. Laura Cesarco Eglin

April 15 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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 by Dr. Laura Cesarco Eglin. Dr. Cesarco Eglin is the author of three collections of poetry, Los brazos del saguaro (Yaugurú, 2015), Sastrería (Yaugurú, 2011), and Llamar al agua por su nombre (Mouthfeel Press, 2010). Cesarco Eglin’s poetry appears in América invertida: An Anthology of Emerging Uruguayan Poets (University of New Mexico Press, 2016). Cesarco Eglin’s work has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the co-founding editor…

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Republics of Imagination

April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA, 501 D St NW United States

An evening of cross-cultural performances inspired and co-curated by celebrated author Azar Nafisi (Reading Lolita in Tehran, The Republic of Imagination), highlighting the dangerous power of performance and literature in repressive times. Presented in partnership with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. The performance will feature an ensemble of leading DC actors including Rick Foucheux, Jon Hudson Odom, Howard Shalwitz and others, and will be accompanied by a discussion with Azar Nafisi, Derek Goldman, the participating artists, and David Smith, Washington DC…

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Book Discussion: Agony in the Pulpit by Dr. Marc Saperstein

April 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Residence Hall, Georgetown University, 6411 Tondorf Rd, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 3901 Georgetown Ct NW United States

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to a discussion of Dr. Marc Saperstein's book Agony in the Pulpit. About the book: Many scholars have focused on contemporary sources pertaining to the Nazi persecution and mass murder of Jews between 1933 and 1945—citing dated documents, newspapers, diaries, and letters—but the sermons delivered by rabbis describing and protesting against the growing oppression of European Jews have been largely neglected. Agony in the Pulpit is a response to this neglect and to…

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NCTC Information Session

April 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
McGhee Library

NCTC is aligned under the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). The NCTC Director (D/NCTC) is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. D/NCTC reports to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) as the National Intelligence Manager for CT and serves as the DNI’s principal adviser on intelligence operations relating to CT. D/NCTC reports directly to the President for CT strategic operational planning activities. NCTC has four primary directorates—Directorate of Intelligence, Directorate of Terrorist Identities, Directorate…

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“Leading While Muslim” Panel Discussion with Dr. Debbie Almontaser

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
ACMCU Boardroom ICC 270

Event Description:This event will showcase a book discussion on Dr. Debbie Almontaser's new book, Leading While Muslim (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, November 6, 2018), followed by a brief overview of the topics covered within the book. The event and presentation will be followed by a brief moderated Q&A. Speaker's Bio:Dr. Debbie Almontaser is an internationally recognized, award-winning educator, entrepreneur, speaker and authority on cross cultural understanding. She is an influential community leader and the Founder and CEO of Bridging Cultures Group…

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Climate Change and Economic Diversification in the Gulf Arab States: Integrity, Challenges and Opportunities

April 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Mortara Center

The Energy and Climate Policy Seminar series is proud to host Aisha Al-Sahiri, a visiting post-doctoral research scholar at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, for a discussion on climate change and economic diversification within the Gulf Arab states.

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Justice for Women: A Converation with World Bank General Counsel Sandie Okoro

April 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Bernstein-Offit Building (BOB) Room 500 1717 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest

Join us at SAIS for a conversation with the World Bank's General Counsel, Sandie Okoro. Ms. Okoro will discuss why justice for women matters and how the World Bank is working to ensure equitable rule of law.Moderator: Dr. Jeni Klugman, Managing Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.Reception to follow. RSVP here.

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“Muslim Brotherhood in the Gulf: Allies or Enemies?” with Dr. Ali Alkandari

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
ACMCU Boardroom, ICC 270

Event's Description:Since the establishment of the Muslim brotherhood branches in the Gulf, both governments and Arab Nationalist movements looked at the MB as an ally to the current conservative governments in the Gulf. Since 1990, the good relationship between the GCC governments and the GCC branches of MB started to change for ambiguous reasons led to different interpretations. Before looking at the reasons of this change in relationship, it is important to look at the story from the beginning. Also, it…

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The Jewish Community and the 116th Congress

April 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
McGhee Library

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to a lecture by Ambassador David Saperstein. Ambassador Saperstein was the U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom from January 2015 to January 2017. He is currently an adjunct professor with the Walsh School of Foreign Service’s Center for Jewish Civilization and previously was a senior research fellow of the Religious Freedom Research Project at the Berkley Center. An ordained rabbi, he served for several decades as the director of the Religious Action Center…

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Book Talk: Dr. Oriana Skylar Mastro

April 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 1201 36th St NW United States

Please join the Center for Security Studies as Dr. Oriana Skylar Mastro discusses her new book, The Costs of Conversation: Obstacles to Peace Talks in Wartime. Dr. Michael J. Green, Director of Asian Studies at Georgetown, will moderate the conversation.After a war breaks out, what factors influence the belligerents’ decisions about whether to talk to their enemy, and when may their position on wartime diplomacy change? How do we get from only fighting to also talking? In The Costs of…

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What is Happening in Algeria Since February 2019 and What is Next?

April 24 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
CCAS Boardroom (ICC 141)

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University is proud to host a panel and discussion on the recent protests in Algeria and what the future may hold for Algerians and their country.Kindly RSVP here.We will be asking and attempting to answer questions such as, what will Algerian political leadership look like post-Bouteflika? What role do students and youth play in making change? What are the goals of the protests in the short and long term? Is it apt…

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The Lure of Authoritarianism: The Maghreb After the Arab Spring

April 25 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT
CCAS Boardroom (ICC 141)

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies & The Government Department at Georgetown University invites you to a full day conference and book launch of: The Lure of Authoritarianism, The Maghreb after the Arab Spring.The works collected in The Lure of Authoritarianism consider the normative appeal of authoritarianism in light of the 2011 popular uprisings in the Middle East. Despite what seemed to be a popular revolution in favor of more democratic politics, there has instead been a slide back toward…

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Diverse Diplomacy Speaker Series with Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 1201 36th St NW United States

RSVP: https://talk_with_ambassador_linda_thomas-greenfield.eventbrite.comTalk with Ambassador Linda Thomas-GreenfieldDate: Thursday, April 25, 2019Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmLocation: Mortara CenterJoin us to listen to Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a former Senior Career Foreign Service Officer, share her 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, first served basis. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://georgetown.zoom.us/j/969927559One tap mobile+16465588656,,969927559# US (New York)+16699006833,,969927559# US (San Jose)Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield retired in 2017 after…

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Book Launch: Some Unimaginable Animal

April 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
McGhee Library

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to a conversation with Dr. David Ebenbach. Dr. Ebenbach is the author of seven books of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, winners of such awards as the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, the Juniper Prize, and the Orison Books' Fiction Prize. He lives in Washington, DC, where he teaches creative writing and literature in Georgetown University's Center for Jewish Civilization and where he researches and promotes whole-student and inclusive education through Georgetown's Center for New…

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Federal Hiring 101

April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Cawley Career Education Center

Want a job or internship in the federal government, but don't know where to start? Have you tried searching USAJobs, only to slam your laptop shut in frustration? You are not alone! Come by this LAST workshop of the year to learn the ins and outs of the federal hiring process, including navigating usajobs.gov, writing a federal resume, best agencies to work, and more. Sponsored by Cawley Career Education Center

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Book Talk: Dr. Mike O’Hanlon, “The Senkaku Paradox”

April 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 1201 36th St NW United States

Please join the Center for Security Studies and the SSP Student Council as Dr. Michael E. O'Hanlon presents his new book, The Senkaku Paradox: Risking Great Power War Over Small Stakes. Dr. Michael J. Green, Director of Asian Studies at Georgetown, will moderate the conversation.In recent years, the Pentagon has elevated its concerns about Russia and China as potential military threats to the United States and its allies. But what issues could provoke actual conflict between the United States and…

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The General Spanish Elections and their Implications for Spain and the EU

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Leavey Program Room

The BMW Center for German and European Studies invites you to a panel featuring:Laia BalcellsProvost Distinguished Associate Professor of Government, Georgetown UniversityXavier CollerProfessor of Sociology, Universidad Pablo de OlavideJosep ColomerAdjunct Professor of Government, Georgetown Universitymoderated by:Eric LangenbacherTeaching Professor of Government, Georgetown UniversitySpanish citizens are going to the polls on Sunday, April 28th in a critical moment for this country, which is facing unprecedented challenges such as the rise of the far-right, as well as unresolved lingering issues such as Catalan…

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May 2019

Transition from Private to Public Sector: A Discussion with H.E. Lina Annab

May 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
Copley Formal Lounge

The Center for Contemporary Arab studies is proud to host a discussion with H.E. Lina Annab of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan entitled, "Transition from Private to Public Sector" about H.E. Annab's own career path, in which she has achieved excellence in both sectors. H.E. Lina Annab currently serves as the ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to Japan. She is the former Minister of Tourism and Antiquities of Jordan and Georgetown Arab Studies Alum. H. E. Annab’s career…

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MAAS Alumni Gathering

May 4 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm EDT
Copley Formal Lounge, 3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA United States

RSVP here! CCAS is hosting a MAAS Alumni gathering on campus in D.C. on the evening of May 4th, 2019. The event will mark the launch of a year-long series of celebrations around our upcoming “40/45th Anniversary”— 40 years of MAAS and 45 years of CCAS! More details will follow soon. The gathering will kick off with a reception at 5:00 pm, followed by a program and dinner starting at 6:00 pm.For out-of-town alumni who will be attending the event, please…

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The Chibok Girls: Our Story

May 7 - May 9
Gonda Theatre, 149 Old N Way, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 901 Kent Pl NE United States

The Chibok Girls: Our Story, the US Premiere of Renegade Theatre’s searing work of testimonial theater about the abduction of 276 girls from their school in the Nigerian town of Chibok by the Boko Haram in 2014, and the enduring reverberations of their story. Written and directed by Wole Oguntokun, The Chibok Girls: Our Story will be presented in tandem with The Lab’s special guest, Nobel Prize winning playwright and author Wole Soyinka, who will premiere excerpts from his brand…

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Diverse Diplomacy Leaders series with Amb. Barbara Bodine

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Intercultural Center (ICC) 301 McGhee Library

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diverse-diplomacy-leaders-series-with-amb-barbara-bodine-tickets-60412701015 Talk with Ambassador Barbara Bodine Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Location: Intercultural Center (ICC) 301 McGhee Library Join us to listen to Ambassador Bodine, a former Senior Career Foreign Service Officer, share her insights on diversity and inclusion at the State Department and advice for diverse candidates considering a career in foreign policy. Join Zoom Meeting https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/326372782 One tap mobile +16465588656,,326372782# US (New York) +16699006833,,326372782# US (San Jose) Dial by your location…

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June 2019

Making Middle Eastern Cuisine

June 8 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Freer Gallery of Art, 1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560, USA, 601 Independence Ave SW United States

Please join Georgetown’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Freer|Sackler Gallery for a lively afternoon centered around the rich culinary traditions of Lebanon, Palestine and Syria.RSVP on Eventbrite or Facebook!Schedule of Events12:30PM- Food and Displacement: Cooking as Refuge, Resistance, and MemoryFood and cooking as comfort, hope and resistance.2:15PM- Writing Middle Eastern Cuisine: Recipes, Stories, and PoliticsThe region’s diverse cuisines through cookbooks, food blogs, and journalism.3:45PM- Food TastingSample from local, family-owned restaurant Syriana.Featured SpeakersAnnia CiezadloAuthor of Day of Honey: A Memoir…

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