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February 2019

Conflict in Development Series: Megan Doherty (Mercy Corps’ Senior Director for Policy and Advocacy)

February 27 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EST
ICC 700

Note: This event is for GHD and MSFS-IDEV students only. RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conflict-and-development-speaker-series-featuring-megan-doherty-tickets-56683627255 Please join us for our next speaker in the Conflict and Development series, Megan Doherty, on Wednesday February 27 from 1:30-3:00pm in ICC 700. This will be a small, interactive, off-the-record discussion about her work experiences, challenges, and lessons learned. It will help us to think through how to best tackle these difficult issues. Megan Doherty is Mercy Corps' Senior Director for Policy and Advocacy. She previously…

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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

Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers – Special Screening

March 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Embassy of Canada to the United States, 501 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA, 351 Pennsylvania Ave NW United States

A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers tells the story of one of the world’s few all-female peacekeeping units. The film, focused on three women from Bangladesh who embarked on a UN peacekeeping mission to Haiti following the devastating 2011 earthquake, will have a special screening in Washington, D.C. at 5pm on Friday, March 1 at the Embassy of Canada at 501 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.The screening will be followed by a discussion with Royal Canadian Air Force Lieutenant-Colonel Jillian Bishop…

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“The United States and Political Islam: Dealing with the Muslim Brotherhood in the Arab Revolutions”

March 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Intercultural Center (ICC), 37th & O Streets NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA. Room ICC 270

Speaker's Bio: Dr. Mohamed-Ali Adraoui is a French Political Scientist working on contemporary International Relations and contemporary Islam. Dr. Adraoui holds a Ph.D. from Sciences Po in Paris for his work on contemporary Salafism. Currently, he is a Research-Professor at the Christian-Muslim Understanding Center at Georgetown University. His research deals with the history of the US foreign policy towards the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. Dr. Adraoui held academic positions at the European University Institute in Florence and the National University of Singapore.…

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Lloyd George Centennial Lecture: The Future of the Global Economy

March 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
ICC Auditorium, Intercultural Center, Georgetown University

Join us for a Lloyd George Centennial Lecture on the Future of the Global Order featuring a keynote with Adam Tooze, author of Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World. Following the keynote, he will be joined for a conversation with Gita Gopinath, Economic Counsellor and Director of Research Department at the International Monetary Fund, and Robert Zoellick, former President of the World Bank Group. The conversation will be moderated by Caroline Atkinson, former Head of Policy…

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Book Talk: Russia, BRICS & the Disruption of Global Order

March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 1201 36th St NW United States

Russia's leadership in establishing the BRICS group (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) is emblematic of its desire to end US hegemony and rewrite the rules of the international system. In Russia, BRICS, and the Disruption of Global Order, Dr. Rachel Salzman tells the story of why Russia broke with the West, how BRICS came together, and how BRICS has changed since its debut.Join CERES for Dr. Salzman's book talk:Thursday, March 14th12:00-1:30 PMMortara Center for International StudiesThis will be…

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How Modern Populisms Promise to Solve Economic Grievances but End Up Delivering Social Division

March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Car Barn 427

The BMW Center for German and European Studiesinvites you to:How Modern Populisms Promise to Solve Economic Grievances but End Up Delivering Social Divisiona lecture by:Mr. Joan LlorachCo-author, "The Finances and Myths of Independence"The 2016 Donald Trump electoral campaign, the Leave campaign in the Brexit referendum, and Catalan, Scottish and Venetian secessionists have in common their economic argument to solve economic grievances — the "us first" economic model. The U.S. fiscal structure, however, helps prevent the kind of regional grievances that…

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Art & Political Dissidence with Juan Luis Landaeta

March 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
CCAS Boardroom, Suite #241

Join the Center for Latin American Studies in an event with artist Juan Luis Landaeta as he examines, through the works of several artists and writers, how situations of exile, social represion, and the extraordinary socio-political situation of Venezuela during the last decade intersects with notions of civic freedom, freedom of speech, and creativity, especially in the face of authoritarian regimes. Juan Luis Landaeta is a New York-based, Venezuelan-born visual artist, composer and writer. Drawing his inspiration from the hustle and…

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​Diverse Diplomacy Leaders series with Uzra Zeya (SFS’89) – What is it really like in the Foreign Service?

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 1201 36th St NW United States

RSVP link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talk-with-uzra-zeya-what-is-it-really-like-in-the-foreign-service-tickets-58581191922Date: Friday, March 15, 2019Time: 10am- 11:30 pmLocation: Mortara Center, 1st FloorJoin us to listen to Uzra Zeya 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, fisrt served basis. To virtually join our event, here is the zoom link: https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/542672711-----------------------------Uzra Zeya is CEO of Alliance for Peacebuilding, the leading network for non-governmental organizations working…

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Lab PerForum: Art of the Revolution in Egypt

March 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm EDT
Devine

Join us for our next Lab PerForum: a series of public discussions and workshops with artists from the Kennedy Center's World Stages’ production of The Last Supper by Ahmed el Attar.Making its U.S. premiere, this darkly comedic satire delves into the life of an affluent Egyptian family as they gather around the table for dinner. Although the meal never seems to arrive, the audience feasts on the absurdity and banality of these caricatures thriving in their self-absorbed philosophies. Created by acclaimed…

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Allie Burns, CEO Village Capital “Avoiding Silicon Valley’s Mistakes in Emerging Markets” hosted by SFS Net Impact

March 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 1201 36th St NW United States

SFS Net Impact will be hosting a happy hour and fireside chat featuring Allie Burns, CEO of Village Capital. Under the title, Avoiding Silicon Valley's Mistakes in Emerging Markets, this event will highlight some of the blind spots and biases that have impacted the investment world and how best to avoid making these mistakes in emerging markets. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn more about Village Capital's "peer-selected investment" model which is democratizing how capital is allocated among…

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The Inaugural Theory and Practice of Security Conference: Nuclear Weapons and International Security

March 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm EDT
Lohrfink Auditorium, Hariri Building 2nd Floor, Georgetown University

What do we really know about the impact of nuclear weapons on international relations? What are the best theories and explanations for state behavior in the shadow of nuclear war, and how well do they help us understand history and contemporary geopolitics?This conference brings together top nuclear experts – international relations scholars, historians, and policy practitioners – to discuss and debate the theory and practice of nuclear strategy, deterrence, and arms control. Join the Center for Security Studies for a…

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National Security Agency (NSA) Information Session

March 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Old North 205

Speak directly with National Security Agency (NSA) employees to learn about the variety of career opportunities at the Agency. This session will specifically cover foreign language and intelligence analysis career paths, to include entry level and summer internship positions, but all are welcome!

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IHS: The Capitalist Perestroika: Ronald Reagan’s Restructuring of the Global Economy and the Cold War

March 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
ICC 450

Join Fritz Bartel of Yale University for a discussion on Reagan's role in the global economy during the Cold War on March 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in ICC 450.

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[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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ACMCU and Muslim Students Association Event: The Uyghur Crisis: A Conversation on Human Rights In The Modern World

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Pedro Arrupe Hall, Georgetown University
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Debating Japan’s Grand Strategy in Asia

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
CCAS Boardroom, ICC 241

The Asian Studies Program invites Georgetown students, faculty, and staff to a discussion about U.S.-Japan relations with Dr. Yuichi Hosoya and Dr. Yoshihide Soeya, Professors of international relations at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. The event will be moderated by Dr. Michael Green, Director of the Asian Studies Program.Yuichi Hosoya is Professor of international politics at Keio University, Tokyo. His research interests include the postwar international history, British diplomatic history, Japanese foreign and security policy, and contemporary East Asian international…

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ACMCU and Berkley Center for Religion Event: “From Museum Exhibit to Protest Symbol: Exploring the Role of Islamic fashion in U.S. Public Making”

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Intercultural Center (ICC), 37th & O Streets NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA. Room ICC 270

Event Description:This talk explores the role of the aesthetics of Islamic fashion in public making and performative citizenship, with a focus on the U.S. context. Professor Bucar will focus on two case studies: the recent exhibition of Muslim fashion at the de Young in San Francisco and the 2017 adoption of Shepard Fairey’s “flag-hijab” portrait as a symbol of feminist protest. Both these cases share an intention to include Muslims in the performativity of citizenship. And yet Bucar will argue…

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EPS: Will China Save the Planet?

March 20 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Mortara Center

Join Barbara Finamore, Senior Strategic Director for Asia at the National Resources Defense Council, for a discussion titled "Will China Save the Planet?" on March 20 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Mortara Center.

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Book Talk: Putin’s World by Angela Stent

March 20 @ 5:00 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

On March 20, please join the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies for a book talk with CERES Director Dr. Angela Stent. Dr. Stent will discuss her new book, “Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest.” In this timely follow-up to “The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century” (2014), she analyzes present-day Russian motives on the world stage. Dr. Stent will be in conversation with Dr. Andrew Kuchins, CERES Senior Fellow.Dr. Stent's…

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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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Film Screening: Seed Queen of Palestine

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
CCAS Boardroom (ICC 141)

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) is proud to present a film screening of the documentary, "Seed Queen of Palestine" and a discussion with the film's director, Mariam Shahin. The film screening will take place on Thursday, March 21 at 6:30pm in the CCAS Boardroom in ICC 141 (enter through ICC 241).About the film: In the fields and terraces of the occupied West Bank, a Palestinian woman is leading a quiet revolution. Inspired by memories of her grandmother and…

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Historical Political Economy of Mexico

March 22 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm EDT
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 1201 36th St NW United States

Join the Center for Latin American Studies in a day-long conference featuring various panelists discussing topics regarding the Historical Political Economy of Mexico. The schedule of panels will be as follows: 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM | Colonial Geography and Long-Term Development Chair: Desha Girod (Government Department, Georgetown University) "The Historical Legacy of (Pre?)Colonial Indigenous Settlements in Mexico" Fernando Arteaga (George Mason University) Discussant: A. Diaz-Cayeros (Stanford University) "Protection of Peril? Overlapping Jurisdictions and Long-Run Development in Colonial Mexico" Jenny…

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Democratization in Taiwan: Past & Future

March 22 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
ICC 302-P

The Asian Studies Program invites Georgetown students, faculty, and staff to a conversation on Taiwan's struggle for democracy and outlook for a democratic future with Michael Fonte, Director of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Mission in the U.S., Michael Chen (MASIA '18), Research Associate, DPP Mission in the U.S., and Janice Chen (LAW '09), Senior Associate, DPP Mission in the U.S. The event will be moderated by Dr. Kristen Looney, Assistant Professor of Asian Studies.This event will not be political…

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Diverse Diplomacy Leaders series with Raj Wadhwani and Ana Escrogima

March 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
McGhee Library

RSVP: https://raj-wadhwani-and-ana-escrogima.eventbrite.comDate: Friday, March 22, 2019Time: 2:00 - 3:30 PMLocation: 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…

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Paper Discussion: Disease, DDT and the Displacement of Armenian and Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon (1915-1950)

March 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
CCAS Board Room (ICC 141)

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) at Georgetown University invites you to join us for a discussion of the paper, "The Nature of Suffering: Disease, DDT and the Displacement of Armenian and Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon (1915-1950)."This paper explores the history of infectious disease in twentieth-century Lebanon through the lens of populations displaced by war. During World War I, epidemics proved to be a potent ally of the Ottoman bid to commit genocide against Armenians. More than two decades…

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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"featuring:Dr. Hester Baer University of Maryland, College ParkDr. Barbara Mennel University of Florida, GainesvilleDr. Peter PfeifferGeorgetown UniversityDr. Monika Shafi University of Delawaremoderated by:Dr. Friederike EiglerGeorgetown UniversityPanelists will discuss Barbara Mennel's recently published book Women and Work in 21st Century European Cinema. From hairdressers and caregivers to reproductive workers and power-suited executives, images of women's labor have powered a fascinating new movement…

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