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October 2018

The Violence of Silence in the Hebrew Bible: Carol Bakhos

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Arrupe Hall, Multipurpose Room

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to a lecture by Dr. Carol Bakhos. This lecture will focus on the expulsion of Ishmael and the rape of Dinah in an effort to give voice to the ways in which both biblical figures are silent victims. Dr. Bakhos will analyze both stories separately and then comparatively to illustrate the ways in which they are, in some respects, two sides of the same coin. Within the larger narrative framework of Genesis, and…

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Dr. Beshara Doumani: “Between House and Orchard”

October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
ICC 662

As part of the Middle East and North Africa Seminar Series, the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies is cosponsoring with Georgetown Institute For global History a talk with Dr. Beshara Doumani on family, shari'a and the making on the modern Middle East.In writings about Islam, women, and modernity in the Middle East, family and religion are frequently invoked but rarely historicized. Based on a wide range of local sources, Beshara Doumani argues that there is no such thing as the…

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Book Talk By Saud Alsanousi: “The Bamboo Stalk”

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
ACMCU Boardroom, ICC 270

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and The Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University invite you to attend a book talk by the winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction SAUD ALSANOUSI, author of the winning novel: THE BAMBOO STALK.The Bamboo Stalk takes an unflinching look at the lives of foreign workers in Arab countries and confronts the universal problems of identity, race and religion.Saud Alsanousi is an award-winning Kuwaiti novelist and journalist. His work has…

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Masters in Development Seminar

October 29 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm EDT
ICC 700 (Executive Conference Room)

Melissa Bradley, Adjunct Professor, McDonough School of Business

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LOCATION CHANGE: Stories that Spark Social Change: Filming the Syrian Refugee Crisis

October 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 1201 36th St NW United States

LOCATION CHANGE: The event has been moved to the ACMCU Boardroom in ICC 270.Join the Walsh School of Foreign Service for a conversation with Reilly Dowd (SFS'13) and Wanjiku Ngare (SFS'13) about their documentary, Dreams of Daraa, a riveting, up-close portrait of the Syrian refugee crisis, told through the eyes of one brave young mother named Hanadi and her three daughters. Professor Katharine Donato, Director of the Institute for the Study of International Migration, will moderate the discussion about geopolitics…

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Andrew H. Siegal Memorial Lectureship

October 30 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Copley Formal Lounge

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to attend the annual Andrew H. Siegal Memorial Lecture featuring Dr. Tamara Cofman Wittes. The rise of ethnonationalist populism in Israeli politics, alongside specific laws and proposals affecting civil liberties and democratic institutions in Israel, have triggered concerns that the country is falling prey to the same sort of intolerant illiberalism now evident in countries like Hungary, the Philippines, and Poland. For some, this trend is personified in the figure of Benjamin Netanyahu,…

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NYPD Intelligence Bureau Information Session

October 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
ICC 305-A

Join Zack Snyder (MSFS '13) for an information session about the NYPD Intelligence Bureau. The NYPD is accepting applications for the position of civilian analyst to support intelligence-led criminal and counterterrorism investigations. This full-time position affords a suite of benefits available to NYPD civilian employees and requires residency in New York City (relocation must take place within 90 days of start date). RSVP on WalshWorks.

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The Art of Qur’anic Recitation by Khadeejah Akyurt

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
CCAS Boardroom – Room 141 of the ICC (Intercultural Center)

A Demonstration of and Lecture on Tajweed. The tradition of reciters of the Qur’an during the first two centuries after the Hijrah (650 - 850 CE), which focuses on the correct articulation of letters and timing of vowels and silent letters. Presented by:  Khadeejah Akyurt -- Instructor and Chairman of ITQAN, a project of the Muslim American Society, Alexandria, Virginia.Sponsored by the Georgetown University Schola Cantorum, Georgetown University Music Program, and the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS). Please RSVP here. 

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Muslim Gravestones in Southeast Michigan Event by Dr. Ronald Stockton

October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Intercultural Center 270, Georgetown University, 3700 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20057, 1401 Center St NW
Washington, DC United States

Event Description: Gravestones can be used to document and explain the exceptional internal diversity of the Muslim community of southeast Michigan. In reality, this is not a single community but a mosaic of diverse communities, diverse in terms of national, cultural, and even religious sub-groupings. While Muslims agree on the five Pillars of the Faith, there is otherwise great variation. In that sense, the gravestones and markers in this study are not Islamic stones. They are the stones of Muslims.…

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The Bridge Initiative: “American Hate” Book Talk with Arjun Sethi

October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Georgetown University, Arrupe Hall

The Bridge Initiative is excited to host civil rights lawyer and community activist Arjun Sethi for a book talk on:American Hate: Survivors Speak Out*Lunch will be served*To RSVP: Click hereIn American Hate: Survivors Speak Out, Arjun Singh Sethi chronicles the stories of individuals affected by hate. In a series of powerful, unfiltered testimonials, survivors tell their stories in their own words and describe how the bigoted rhetoric and policies of the Trump administration have intensified bullying, discrimination, and even violence…

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Okay, So Tell Me About Yourself Workshop

October 31 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
ICC 302-P

Use your story to launch a conversation and/or impress your interviewers. Learn how to market your skills and experiences quickly and effectively. Find your style and get the opportunity to practice with others and receive constructive feedback.RSVP in WalshWorks

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ACMCU: The Ban: The Human Cost of Trump’s Travel Ban

October 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Intercultural Center (ICC), 37th & O Streets NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA, Room ICC270

"The Ban: The human cost of Trump's travel ban", a documentary screening and presentation by Emmy award winning journalist and filmmaker Laila Al-Arian. Laila Al-Arian Prior to joining Fault Lines, Laila worked for AJE for four years, covering everything from Guantanamo Bay’s youngest detainee to the re-settlement of Iraqi refugees in the U.S. She received a BA in English literature from Georgetown University and an M.S. from Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism. Her work has appeared in The Nation, Salon,…

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November 2018

A New Era for Transatlantic Relations? Perceptions from Europe and the U.S.

November 1 @ 9:15 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Copley Formal Lounge, 3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA Washington, DC United States

The BMW Center for German and European Studies invites you to a conferenceA New Era for Transatlantic Relations? Perceptions from Europe and the U.S.Click here to RSVPSchedule of Events9:15am: Introduction and WelcomeNatividad Fernández Sola, Prince of Asturias Distinguished Visiting Professor, BMW Center for German and European Studies, Georgetown University9:30am: KeynoteRobert Jervis (Columbia University): If Countries have Permanent Interests but Not Permanent Friends or Enemies, How Has the Western Alliance Endured?10:45am: Coffee Break11:00am: Panel IDaniel Hamilton (SAIS, Johns Hopkins University): Is there…

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Where is China’s Economy Headed: An Update on China’s and Asian Economies

November 1 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
McGhee Library

What is really going on with the Chinese economy and what does it mean for the future of businesses around the globe? Fred Neumann, Co-Head of Asian Economic Research and Managing Director of Global Research at HSBC, Hong Kong will discuss the current state of the Chinese economy, provide an in-depth analysis of the future of Asian economies, and offer insights into how the business community will be affected by these changes. The event will be moderated by Dr. Evan…

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Equality Starts in the Family: International Perspectives on Family Law Reform

November 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Bioethics Research Library, 102 3700 O, Healy Hall, Washington, DC 20057, USA, 1201 Holly St NW United States

This event will launch Women’s Learning Partnership’s new research anthology Feminist Advocacy,Family Law and Violence against Women: International Perspectives. Leading women's rights advocates from around the globe will discuss the status of discriminatory family laws and structures that perpetuate inequality and violence both in the home and in communities, as well as propose effective strategies for reform. Speakers: Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, former U.S. Ambassador for Global Women's Issues; Mahnaz…

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A Diplomatic Coffee Chat on Trade & Tariffs [Students Only]

November 5 @ 10:15 am - 12:45 pm EST
900 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA, 898 G St NW United States

The BMW Center for German and European Studiesinvites you to:A Diplomatic Coffee Chat on Trade & Tariffswith:Mr. Karl-Matthias KlauseHead of Economic DepartmentEmbassy of the Federal Republic of GermanyIntroduction by Katrin Sieg, Director, BMW Center for German and European StudiesComments by:Mr. Daniel AndrichPresident & CEORepresentative of German Industry + Trade (RGIT)Mr. Bryan JacobsVice President, Government and External AffairsBMW GroupHosted by BMW Group DC**GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS ONLY****Transportation via shuttle will be available between Georgetown University and the BMW DC office. Please indicate…

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Beyond Liberal Order: States, Societies and Markets in the Global Indian Ocean

November 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 1201 36th St NW United States

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-liberal-order-states-societies-markets-in-the-global-indian-ocean-tickets-51667586141What does liberal order amount to outside the core areas of the globe where it has been most institutionalized? Contrary to the Atlantic or Pacific worlds, where regional order has for decades been shaped by clear hegemonic leadership which prioritized liberal objectives and instruments, the post-1945 geopolitics of the Indian Ocean have been relatively inchoate. This structural condition raises important questions about the relationship between international order and its constituent parts.What are the implications of "thin hegemony" for international cooperation, democracy promotion, and market…

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A Discussion with Thomas Milo: A New Model of Digital Arabic Script

November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST
CCAS Boardroom, ICC 141

Thomas Milo of DecoType will discuss the limitations placed on Arabic script by Unicode, the computing industry's standard for coding and displaying characters in browser-based applications. He will also show us how DecoType rebuilt font technology and digital publishing from the ground up--as embodied in the Mushaf Muscat, the Sultanate of Oman's digital version of the Qur'an. This event is for those interested in digital design, Arabic script, and/or the politicization of technology. Please RSVP here.This event is co-hosted by:The…

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Summit Diplomacy in the Korean Peninsula

November 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Mortara Center for International Studies

How could a new peace and security situation be designed on the Korean Peninsula? And what does the diplomatic view look like from Moscow? Dr. Georgy Toloraya, Russian diplomat and academic, will weigh in based on his extensive experience in Korean affairs. A light reception will follow Dr. Toloraya's lecture.Monday, November 5th5:00-6:00 PMReception to followMortara Center for International StudiesRSVP HEREDr. Georgy Toloraya is a diplomat with decades of experience in Korean affairs, having served two postings in North Korea, then…

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Género, trabajo y cuidado social: Perspectivas históricas y dimensiones políticas

November 6 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Intercultural Center (ICC), Room 450, 37th & O Streets NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA United States

This presentation addresses the relevance of social care work and its political and institutional articulation in social provision systems. In order to deal with this issue, this presentation first identifies the historical trajectory of social work by women in the public sphere, highlighting some cultural links between Europe and Latin America. Second, this presentation addresses implications of the monetarization of professional care work and social assistance carried out by women, and the tensions that this currently produces. Finally, this presentation…

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The Stoltz Family Biennial Conference on Contemporary European Antisemitism

November 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm EST
Riggs Library

The Georgetown University Center for Jewish Civilization cordially invites you to the 2018 Stoltz Family Biennial Conference on Contemporary European Anti-Semitism. Two generations after the Holocaust, Europe faces a constellation of threats including rising populism, political nationalism and anti-Semitism. These worrying trends, stimulated by various political and nationalist voices, have called for the end of the liberal international order, prevailing in Europe, the United States and other parts of the world. What has caused the return of far-right nationalism to…

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North Korean Denuclearization: A Case for Conditional Engagement

November 7 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Leavey Program Room

As denuclearization talks with North Korea resume for the first time since the discontinuation of the Six Party Talks in late 2009, the ongoing debate in academic and policy circles on whether to engage or contain North Korea becomes alarmingly pertinent. Will North Korea ever give up their nuclear weapons in exchange for economic development and should we trust the Kim regime? Dr. Cheol Hee Park, Professor of Japanese Studies and International Relations at the Graduate School of International Studies…

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ACMCU/Bridge Initiative Book Talk: The Missing Martyrs: Why Are There So Few Muslim Terrorists

November 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
Intercultural Center (ICC), 37th & O Streets NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA. ICC 270

Book Description: Why are there so few Muslim terrorists? With more than a billion Muslims in the world-many of whom supposedly hate the West and ardently desire martyrdom-why don't we see terrorist attacks every day? Where are the missing martyrs? These questions may seem counterintuitive, in light of the death and devastation that terrorists have wrought around the world. But the scale of violence, outside of civil war zones, has been far lower than the waves of attacks that the…

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Memoria, paz territorial y comunidad política

November 8 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Intercultural Center (ICC), Room 450, 37th & O Streets NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA United States

Esta presentación, dada por el Dr. Carlos Zambrano Rodríguez, es el avance de su estancia de investigación en Georgetown; la misma actualiza información sobre una tendencia en la realidad política latinoamericana, la emergencia de nuevas legitimidades, reivindicaciones territoriales y micropolíticas, incluido el tema de la paz territorial. La presentación abordará tres cuestiones:¿Qué importancia tienen estos estudios micro en una época en donde predominan las macropolíticas y la globalización?¿Cuáles son los vínculos de la comunidad, la memoria y el territorio con…

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Mastering the Essentials of a Career Pivot

November 8 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST
Mortara Center Boardroom

Are you in graduate school to pivot your career or industry focus? Two years goes by fast, and you need to make every moment count! Anne Steen has designed this workshop to help you leverage your previous experience and map out a path to build a new set of skills and experiences to set yourself apart in the job market. PLAN action steps for each semester to reach your career goal. INVEST time (which we know it is precious) in…

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Post-Conflict Reconstruction & Community Development: Indonesia and Afghanistan

November 9 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Arrupe Hall, Multipurpose Room

Development programs typically begin by identifying gaps that development programs will be able to fill. Much of the model depends on building up the machinery of state so that governments can make policies, deliver services, and collect revenue. At the same time, however, those processes are likely to take a long time, time that communities recovering from a conflict or natural disaster do not have.An alternative model begins from looking at a country’s assets rather than its gaps, and by…

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A Discussion by: David Kirkpatrick on Military, State and Politics: America’s Role in Egypt and the Rise of Sisi

November 9 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 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 Department of Government, Democracy and Governance Studies and the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University invite you to attend a discussion by: David Kirkpatrick on Military, State and Politics: America's Role in Egypt and the Rise of Sisi.David D. Kirkpatrick is an international correspondent based in the London bureau of the New York Times. From 2011 - 2015, he was the Cairo bureau chief. Before joining The Times in 2000, Mr. Kirkpatrick served as a fact checker…

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Teach-In on Current Events in the Arab World: Return to Business as Usual after the Uprisings?

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
George Mason University, Merten Hall 1204

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University, the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program at George Mason University, the Arab Studies Institute, the Center for Global Islamic Studies, Global Affairs, Global Programs, History Department, the Schar School of Policy and Government, Film and Media Studies, invite you to attend a Teach-In on Current Events in the Arab World: Return to Business as Usual after the Uprisings?Speakers include:Dr. Bassam Haddad, George Mason UniversityMouin Rabbani, Institute for Palestine StudiesSama’a al-Hamdani,…

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Book Talk with Dr. Haneen Ghabra, “Muslim Women and White Femininity: Reenactment and Resistance”

November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
CCAS Boardroom, ICC 141

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University invites you to a book talk, Muslim Women and White Femininity: Reenactment and Resistance, by Dr. Haneen Ghabra. RSVP Here.Dr. Haneen Ghabra is an Assistant Professor at Kuwait University’s Department of Mass Communication and author of the book, Muslim Women and White Femininity: Reenactment and Resistance (2018). She has won top paper awards numerous times. Recently, she was the recipient of the Outstanding Article of the Year Award, at the National…

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The Bridge Initiative and CANZPS: Mapping Islamophobia in U.S. and Australia with Rhonda Itaoui

November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
Georgetown University, ICC 270

The Bridge Initiative and the Center for Australian, New Zealand & Pacific Studies at Georgetown University are excited to host Rhonda Itaoui for a talk on:Mapping Islamophobia:Navigating geographies of Islamophobia in U.S. and Australia*Lunch will be served**Limited Seating*To RSVP, click hereA rise in anti-Muslim sentiment in the ‘West’ has invoked wide debate onthe impacts of Islamophobia on Australian and American Muslims. In this talk, UC BerkeleyVisiting Scholar Rhonda Itaoui will present the results of two recentindependent research studies, comparing young…

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