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April 2018

[India Initiative] Interfaith Harmony and Service with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

April 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Gaston Hall – Georgetown University, 37th & O Streets, N.W., Washington, DC 20057, USA Washington, DC United States

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Putin 4.0: Decision Making for What Kind of Decisions?

April 23 @ 6:00 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
Washington, DC United States

Join CERES for a discussion with Yulia Latynina, prominent Russian journalist, and Daniel Treisman, political science professor at UCLA, on "Putin 4.0: Decision Making for What Kind of Decisions?"Mortara Center for International Studies3600 N Street NWWashington, DC 200576:00-7:30 PMLight reception to followRSVP HEREYulia Latynina is a Russian writer and journalist. She is a columnist for Novaya Gazeta and the most popular host at the Echo of Moscow radio station. Latynina has authored more than twenty books, including fantasy and crime…

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The Summit of the Americas Highlights from Peru: Lessons Learned, and the Road Ahead

April 24 @ 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
Washington, DC United States

Featuring Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Nestor MendezJoin the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and the Latin America Leadership Program (LALP) in welcoming Ambassador Nestor Mendez, Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS). Ambassador Mendez will share his views on the VIII Summit of the Americas, focusing on the lessons learned from the meeting of the heads of state and government of the Western Hemisphere and the path ahead for the…

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Crisis in the Eurozone Periphery: Causes and Consequences

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Intercultural Center 550

The BMW Center for German and European Studiesinvites you to:Crisis in the Eurozone Periphery: Causes and Consequencesa lecture with:Dr. Dimitris TsarouhasAssociate Professor of International RelationsBilkent UniversityWhy have core and periphery diverged so sharply in the Eurozone, and what are the political economy dynamics underpinning that process? Focusing on the broader structures that underpinned the Eurozone crisis, I argue that a single currency designed in accordance with 'efficient market' ideas was at the heart of the malaise that the Eurozone has…

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Exclusive Screening of the HBO Documentary Film ‘The Final Year’

April 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Lohrfink Auditorium, Hariri Building

The Walsh School of Foreign Service invites you to an exclusive advance screening of the HBO Documentary Film, The Final Year, followed by a panel discussion with:Ned Price, SFS'05former spokesman for the National Security Council (2015-2017)Marie Harfformer Senior Advisor to Secretary of State John Kerry for Strategic Communications and Fall 2017 GU Politics FellowRumana Ahmedformer Senior Advisor to Deputy National Security Advisor Ben RhodesGreg BarkerDirector of The Final YearModerator: SFS Dean Joel HellmanRSVP Here: https://guthefinalyear.eventbrite.comScreening: 5:30-7pmDiscussion: 7-8pmTHE FINAL YEAR is a…

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ACMCU event: “How the Sunni-Shi’i divide arose – and why it need not be toxic today, despite what many people think” with Dr. John McHugo

April 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm EDT
ICC 270

RSVP link: https://sunni-shii-divide.eventbrite.comThe talk begins by covering the decades following the death of the Prophet Muhammad which ended with civil war engulfing the Muslim community. This crucial historical background is necessary to understand how Muslims became divided between those who found guidance in the recollections of the Prophet's Companions, and those who sought it through the Prophet's family and descendants. In time, these two groups developed into what we now call Sunnis and Shi'is. The two groups were not always confrontational…

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A Conversation with Ambassador Krishna Raj Urs (SFS’80) | U.S. and Peru Relations

April 25 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
ICC 550

A Conversation with Ambassador Krishna Raj Urs (SFS'80) | U.S. and Peru RelationsEVENT IS CLOSED TO THE MEDIAThe Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and the Latin America Leadership Initiative (LALP) are honored to welcome H.E. Krishna Raj Urs to the Hilltop. Ambassador Urs will shed light on U.S. policy in Peru today, focusing on both challenges and opportunities for the bilateral relationship. He will also share with students his experiences as a U.S. diplomat, and the path that took…

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Building a Community of National Security Entrepreneurs

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Gaston Hall – Georgetown University, 37th & O Streets, N.W., Washington, DC 20057, USA Washington, DC United States

The National Security Strategy and the National Defense Strategy each call for a strong National Defense Innovation Base comprised of the whole of American entrepreneurs, companies, industries, universities, research laboratories, and government agencies to act together as a network people, knowledge, and capabilities to keep America safe.For one night only, the Georgetown University Security Studies Program Hacking for Defense graduate seminar and the Pentagon's MD5 National Security Technology Accelerator bring together national security innovation experts to discuss in depth the…

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Film Screening and Discussion of Tempestad with Tatiana Huezo

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Executive Conference Room (ECR), ICC 7th floor

Come and Enjoy a free screening of the 2016 film Tempestad with its Director and Screenplay writer, Tatiana Huezo.***Event Only for Georgetown University Students, Faculty, and Staff***Film Synopsis:Through a subjective and emotional journey, this film conveys the paralyzing power of fear: fear as a sickness that prevents you from taking a stand on your life, on the future of your children; which clouds your ability to dream and grow.A morning on a quite normal day: Miriam is arrested at her…

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ACMCU event: “SCL and Cambridge Analytica: peering inside the propaganda machine” with Dr. Emma L. Briant

April 26 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm EDT
ACMCU, ICC #270

RSVP link: https://scl-and-cambridge-analytica.eventbrite.comCambridge Analytica, and their parent company SCL Group hit the headlines recently, when, after their work on the Trump campaign, reporting exposed misuse of Facebook data, linked them to ‘Brexit’, unethical conduct in international elections and revealed their relationship to defense propaganda contracts in the West. Dr. Briant has spent over a decade researching SCL and Cambridge Analytica, she drew on substantial contacts she developed in her work on defense propaganda (see: Propaganda and Counter-terrorism: Strategies for Global Change Manchester University…

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Friday Music Series: Darwish Dancing with Takht Ensemble

April 27 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm EDT
20057 us

The CCAS is excited to partner with the Performing Arts Department on this installment of their Friday Music Series.Khaled AlMaoulaoui is a Syrian Dervish dancer and acclaimed percussionist hailing from a family of Sufi performers. Khaled will be accompanied by a traditional Takht ensemble (Middle Eastern orchestra), including Huda Asfour, oud and qanoun, Kamyar Arsani, daf and Chakib Hillali on oud and Nay. The ensemble will present traditional Sufi and Syrian musical repertoire. Whirling dervish dance is a form of Sama…

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May 2018

ACMCU event: “Reflections on Thirty Years of -Muslim-Christian Relations in Egypt” with Cornelis Hulsman

May 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm EDT
ICC #270

RSVP link: https://muslim-christian-egypt.eventbrite.com"Reflections on Thirty Years of -Muslim-Christian Relations in Egypt" with Cornelis HulsmanAbstract: There is anurgent need for more fieldwork in Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt. Too much of reporting on these issues is either ideologically motivated orsupported by insufficient data.  Dutch sociologist Cornelis Hulsman, will provide examples from his work, including the conversion of Christians toIslam (1995-1996), the El-Koshh massacre (2000), the land conflict around themonastery of Abu Fana (2008), church building in Marinab (2011), the blasphemycase of Kafr Darwish (2015) and…

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ISIM Symposium on Internal Displacement

May 22 @ 8:45 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center, 3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20057, USA Washington, DC United States

We are writing to invite you to attend a Symposium on Internal Displacement organized by Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) and The Exodus Institute to be held on 22 May 2018 in Washington, DC. Of the 65.5 million people who are currently forcibly displaced in the world, almost two-thirds – 40.3 million – are internally displaced persons (IDPs).  The number of IDPs has increased significantly in the past 20 years.  As they remain closer to the violence that displaced them,…

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June 2018

Summer Film Series 2018 – “The Truth: Lost at Sea”

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037, 1901 Virginia Ave NW
Washington, DC United States

CCAS is pleased to partner again this summer with the Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development to host the 2018 Voices on Palestine Summer Film Series! The Truth: Lost at Sea examines the Israeli attack on the 2010 Freedom Flotilla, a convoy of humanitarian ships that tried to highlight the suffering of Palestinians in Gaza and break its blockade. Rifat Audeh, one of the survivors aboard the Mavi Marmara, combines footage shot aboard the Freedom Flotilla with subsequent media coverage,…

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Summer Film Series 2018 – “Coffee for All Nations”

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037, 1901 Virginia Ave NW
Washington, DC United States

CCAS is pleased to partner again this summer with the Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development to host the 2018 Voices on Palestine Summer Film Series! Synopsis of Coffee for All Nations: In 1948, Abed and his family were forced by the Israeli army to abandon their home in the village of Al-Walaja near Bethlehem and move to Dheisheh Refugee Camp. Later in life, Abed discovers a 5000 year old Kanani cave on his father’s land and decides to…

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Summer Film Series 2018 – “Rasheed”

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037, 1901 Virginia Ave NW
Washington, DC United States

CCAS is pleased to partner again this summer with the Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development to host the 2018 Voices on Palestine Summer Film Series! Rasheed documents the life of the filmmaker’s late uncle, Rasheed Broum, who was killed in an Israeli airstrike during Israel’s invasion of Lebanon in 1982. Through the filmmaker’s own personal journey, Rasheed captures one of the many war stories from the southern city of Sidon, Lebanon. USA, Lebanon, UAE | 2016, 74 minSamia…

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Summer Film Series 2018 – “Looted and Hidden”

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037, 1901 Virginia Ave NW
Washington, DC United States

CCAS is pleased to partner again this summer with the Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development to host the 2018 Voices on Palestine Summer Film Series! Looted and Hidden investigates the cinematic and other archival treasures that Israel plundered from various Palestinian visual and research institutions in Beirut in the 1980s. The film follows four historical figures who are involved in the fate of these Palestinian archives. Based entirely on archival materials, extensive research, and interviews with the individuals it…

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Summer Film Series 2018 – “Killing Gaza” with Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037, 1901 Virginia Ave NW
Washington, DC United States

CCAS is pleased to partner again this summer with the Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development to host the 2018 Voices on Palestine Summer Film Series! In this film, independent journalists Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen capture the assault on Gaza during the 2014 war and chronicle its horrific aftermath. Their camera wades through the rubble of Gaza’s destroyed border regions, focusing on the survivors of the slaughter and their stories. In the weeks and months following, we see the…

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July 2018

DEFxDC Conference | Innovating Change: From Design Thinking to Designing Policy

July 13 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies, 640 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA, 2 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC United States

DEFxDC is a day-long event co-hosted by the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum and Georgetown's Center for Security Studies. This year’s theme is “Innovating Change: From Design Thinking to Designing Policy.” We will address challenges and opportunities facing the national security policy community and show conference participants how to design and implement through solutions. The event is open to all, civilian or military at all levels, who are interested in shaping the defense and security conversation. The day will start with a networking…

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August 2018

Mad Scientist Conference | Learning in 2050

August 8 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm EDT
Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies, 640 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA, 2 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC United States

Future learning techniques and technologies are critical to Army operations in the 21st century against adversaries in rapidly evolving battlespaces. The ability to effectively respond to a changing Operational Environment (OE) with fleeting windows of opportunity is paramount, and Leaders must act quickly to adjust to different OEs and more advanced and lethal technologies.The 2018 Mad Scientist conference, a partnership between the Center for Security Studies and US Army Training & Doctrine Command (TRADOC), will explore the future of work,…

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Mad Scientist Conference | Learning in 2050

August 9 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm EDT
Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies, 640 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA, 2 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC United States

Future learning techniques and technologies are critical to Army operations in the 21st century against adversaries in rapidly evolving battlespaces. The ability to effectively respond to a changing Operational Environment (OE) with fleeting windows of opportunity is paramount, and Leaders must act quickly to adjust to different OEs and more advanced and lethal technologies.The 2018 Mad Scientist conference, a partnership between the Center for Security Studies and US Army Training & Doctrine Command (TRADOC), will explore the future of work,…

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September 2018

Abraham Newman Book Talk: Voluntary Disruptions: International Soft Law, Finance, and Power

September 5 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW

Come celebrate the latest publication of Mortara Center Director Abraham Newman!Voluntary Disruptions: International Soft Law, Finance, and PowerFrom home mortgages to i-phones, basic elements of our daily lives depend on international economic markets. The astonishing complexity of these exchanges may seem ungoverned. Yet the global economy remains deeply bound by rules. Far from the staid world of treaties and state-to-state diplomacy, economic governance increasingly relies on a different class of international market regulation - soft law - comprised of voluntary…

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SFS NetImpact Club Interest Meeting

September 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
McGhee Library, ICC 301 – Tenative
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Meet the Ambassadors

September 11 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Georgetown UniversityICC Building McGhee Library

Come meet Centennial Fellow Jeffrey Delaurentis (SFS'76), former Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, and Latin America Fellow John Feeley (SFS'83), former U.S. Ambassador to Panama. Great opportunity to learn about their career trajectory, ask them about their experience in the Foreign Service, or simply share some Hoya stories!RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-ambassadors-tickets-49950660771Speakers:Jeffrey Delaurentis is a 27-year veteran of the Foreign Service. He served as the first Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Havana following the re-establishment of…

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US Foreign Policy: Challenges and Opportunities in 2018

September 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
Copley Formal Lounge, 3700 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20057 Washington, DC United States

Join the Walsh School of Foreign Service Dean Joel Hellman for a conversation with three of the SFS 2018-2019 Centennial Fellows: General Wesley K. Clark (ret.), former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis (SFS'76), former U.S. Chargé d'Affaires to Cuba Catherine Novelli, former Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment RSVP here Accommodation requests should be made by September 7th to Phoebe Koenigsberg, pbw7@georgetown.edu. A good faith effort will be made to fulfill requests…

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Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land

September 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Copley Formal Lounge, 3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA Washington, DC United States

The Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies are pleased to invite you to the international panel on Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land. Spotlighted for this event will be three distinguished panelists, whose work and mission to foster a positive dialogue as well as to promote peace and interfaith unity in the Holy Land is without equal. Our guests include Bishop Emeritus of the Evangelical Church in Jordan and the Holy…

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EPS Seminar: How to Subsidize Electric Vehicles

September 12 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 1201 36th St NW
Washington, DC United States

Join the Energy and Climate Policy Seminar for a discussion with Professor Katalin Springel (MSB).

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LOCATION CHANGE ICC AUDITORIUM! Nicaragua in Crisis: Voices from the Front Lines

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
ICC Auditorium, Georgetown University, 3700 O St NW

Over 400 unarmed Nicaraguans have been killed by President Ortega's police and paramilitary forces since April 2018. Civil society, the press, church organizations, doctors, academics, and university students continue to be targeted and threatened by the regime. Democratic institutions have been weakened and coopted as President Daniel Ortega's government has concentrated state power and become increasingly autocratic. The Organization of American States and the international community have expressed concerns about human rights, citizen security, and democratic governance. Still, the repression…

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Inventing the Immigration problem: A Conversation

September 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:15 pm EDT
CCAS Boardroom

The Georgetown University Americas Initiative New Perspectives Series presents A Conversation Between Katherine benton-Cohen, author of Inventing the Immigration Problem: The Dillingham Commission and Its Legacy and Mae Ngai, author of Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America. Together, they will explore their intersecting works, the larger historical questions, and contemporary implications for about 45 minutes. Then the conversation will open to the audience.Reception to follow.

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World Premiere: SHOES, New Silent Film Score by Alexis Cuadrado

September 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Copley Formal Lounge, 3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA Washington, DC United States

RSVP: https://shoescuadrado.eventbrite.comThe Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain invite you to the world premiere and live performance of a new original film score composed by Alexis Cuadrado for the 1916 silent film, Shoes, directed by the American pioneer female filmmaker Lois Weber. The score will accompany a screening. Shoes follows the story of a young woman who struggles to replace her only pair of shoes, which are falling to…

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