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April 2018

China and North Korea: Past, Present, and Future

April 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
United States Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA, 2100 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC United States

With international attention focused on a potential U.S.-North Korea summit meeting in May, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made a surprise trip to Beijing in late March to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The North Korean leader’s visit to Beijing, his first foreign visit since assuming power in late 2011, came amid strained bilateral relations in recent years. Kim and Xi appear to have reinvigorated the historical bonds between the two countries and reaffirmed China’s crucial role in…

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Bryan McCann | Bus Rapid Transit in Latin America

April 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Intercultural Center (ICC), Room 450

The current model of Bus Rapid Transit, emphasizing dedicated lanes, off-board fare collection, level boarding, signal priority, easily legible system map, and an attractive brand identity, emerged in Curitiba, Brazil, in the 1970s and spread throughout Latin America. Almost 200 cities around the globe now have some version of BRT, including over fifty in Latin America. The rise of BRT has coincided with evolving urbanization, particularly in secondary cities. How has BRT shaped this urbanization? Has it delivered affordable and…

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ACMCU Event: “EXAMINING THE SHARIA “REVOLUTION” IN NORTHERN NIGERIA THROUGH THE INFAMOUS STONING CASE OF AMINA LAWAL” with Sarah Eltantawi

April 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm EDT
CCAS Boardroom

Examining the Sharia "Revolution" in Northern Nigeria through the infamous stoning case of Amina Lawal. Starting in 1999, twelve northern Nigerian states began the process of reimplimenting full shari’ia penal codes in response to massive grassroots demand. A few years later, the process was widely considered a failure and attention was turned to battling the ascendancy of Boko Haram. In 2002, a peasant woman named Amina Lawal was sentenced to death by stoning for committing the crime of zinā, or illegal…

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IHS – Sarah Adjel (France)

April 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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ACMCU Event: ““It is Your Right to Buy a Divorce”: Judicial Khuluu in Zanzibar” with Erin Stiles

April 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm EDT
ICC 270

Erin Stiles is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, where she also chairs the minor program in Religious Studies. Her research focuses on the intersections of religion, law, and gender, and she conducts fieldwork in East Africa and in Utah. Much of her research has examined Islamic legal practice, particularly concerning divorce and marital disputes, in Zanzibari kadhis’ courts.Judicial khuluu (<Ar. khulc) in Zanzibar differs from judicial khulc in Arab countries that have recently introduced it through legislative reform. In Zanzibar’s Islamic…

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SFS Women Pioneers

April 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
Fisher Colloquium, Hariri Building, Georgetown University 3700 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20057 DC United States

The 2017-2018 SFS Magazine cover story, "Changing the World: How the First Women of SFS Led the Way," told the stories of some of the first women to be enrolled in 1954 as full time students in the Walsh School of Foreign Service. These women broke ground not only for SFS, but also for Georgetown, as Georgetown College did not allow women to enroll until 1969. On April 18, SFS will host five of the women featured in the article…

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Matias Romero and the Birth of Mexican Diplomacy

April 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Intercultural Center (ICC), Room 450

Matias Romero and the Birth of Mexican DiplomacyThis talk will focus on the life and legacy of Matias Romero, one of the most celebrated diplomats in Mexican history, through the lens of Sergio Silva Castañeda and Graciela Márquez´s latest book, Matías Romero y el oficio diplomático: 1837-1898. The book unearths a new portrait of Romero, one that depicts a lawyer and diplomat deeply knowledgeable of the United States and of Mexico, trying to fight prejudices on both sides and build bridges in the…

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Kareema Khoury Annual Distinguished Lecture: Reading the Arabesque

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
ICC Auditorium 3700 O St NW Washington, DC 20057 Washington, DC United States

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies is honored to invite Mr. Kamal Boullata to deliver the Bi-Annual Kareema Khoury Distinguished Lecture. His presentation is entitled Reading the Arabesque.Kamal Boullata is a painter and writer. Born in Jerusalem in 1942, he studied at the Fine Arts Academy in Rome and at the Corcoran Gallery School of Art in Washington, D.C. As an artist, his abstract compositions which were once inspired by Arabic calligraphy evolved into purely geometric abstractions.His lecture is based on his published…

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Friday Music Series: Kareem Roustom

April 20 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm EDT
Georgetown University, 3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20057, USA, 3901 Georgetown Ct NW
Washington, DC United States

The CCAS is excited to partner with the Performing Arts Department on this installment of their Friday Music Series.Syrian-American composer Kareem Roustom has been active on the international music scene for over a decade having written commissioned works for the Kronos Quartet, Daniel Barenboim and many others. He has even written arrangements for Shakira and Beyonce, and his work in film has earned him an Emmy nomination. Roustom has been described by The Chicago Tribune as “a gifted and accomplished…

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[India Initiative] Film Screening: Riding on a Sunbeam

April 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
Healy 104

More info here: https://india.georgetown.edu/events/film-screening-riding-on-a-sunbeam

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[India Initiative] India Ideas Conference

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Riggs Library

More info here: https://india.georgetown.edu/events/india-ideas-conference-2018-04-21-10-00-00-utc

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[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

More info here: https://india.georgetown.edu/events/interfaith-harmony-and-service

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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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