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November 2018

Masters in Development Seminar (Professor Billy Jack)

November 12, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm EST
ICC 700 (Executive Conference Room)

Billy Jack, Vice Provost for Research, Professor of Economics, and Director of Gui2de

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Leveraging the Hoya Network

November 13, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST
ICC 302-P

Georgetown University alumni are doing incredible work across the country and around the world. Explore tools to connect with other Hoyas through LinkedIn, Alumni Career Services, HoyaGateway and your academic programs to learn more about industries, opportunities and common interests. Don’t take your next career development step alone!RSVP in WalshWorks

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CLAS Summer Program Info Session

November 13, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Intercultural Center (ICC), ICC 450, 37th & O Streets NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA United States

Planning on studying abroad this coming summer? Want to learn the differences between our Brazil, Chile and Colombia programs? Then join us for our CLAS Summer Program info session Tuesday, November 13 at 12:30 p.m. in ICC 450. Bring all your questions!Lunch will be provided. Please email Regi at crt33@georgetown.edu and let us know of any dietary restrictions.Click here to rsvp.

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Cargill Information Session

November 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
ICC 700/ECR

Join Senior Security Intelligence Analysts Ben Brandt (SSP '02) and Cathe Yusupov (CERES '02) for an information session on Cargill's role in the growing private sector intelligence industry.RSVP in WalshWorks

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A Talk by Dr. Salma Talhouk: Therapeutic Nature

November 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
CCAS Boardroom, ICC 141

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University, and the Worldwide Alumni Association of the American University of Beirut, Greater Washington DC Chapter, host AUB Professor Dr. Salma Talhouk discussing: Therapeutic Nature and the work of AUB's Nature Conservation Center throughout Lebanon. Dr. Talhouk is a professor at AUB's Department of Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Member of AUB Nature Conservation Center, and the Founding Chairperson of AUBotanic. The talk will focus on…

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Event Series Panel: Women at Work in Politics, and the Academy

November 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Arrupe Hall

The BMW Center for German and European Studies and the Thomas Mann Houseinvite you to the third installment of the 2018-2019 annual event series, "A Century of Women's Struggle: From the Franchise to #MeToo:"featuringDr. Jutta Allmendinger WZB Berlin Social Science CenterDr. Kimberly Morgan George Washington UniversityDr. Kathrin Zippel Northeastern Universitymoderated byDr. Charlotte CavailléGeorgetown UniversityRSVP: https://women-at-work-cges.eventbrite.comFor event inquiries please contact cgesevents@georgetown.edu

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ACMCU: The Missing Martyrs: Why Are There So Few Muslim Terrorists by Charles Kurzman

November 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
ICC 270
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Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Latin America

November 14, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST
Intercultural Center (ICC), McGhee Library, 37th & O Streets NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA United States

According to the World Bank, 4 out of every 10 young Latin Americans desire to become entrepreneurs - and the region is taking notice. Whether in the “Chilecon Valley” or the government-backed accelerators of Buenos Aires, innovation hubs are popping up across the region and developing a culture of creativity and entrepreneurship. "Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Latin America" will explore efforts underway to build a successful social enterprise ecosystem in Latin America, and the impact this movement will have on…

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EPS Seminar: Beyond Coal? Exploring Variations in Global Protests Against Proposed Coal-Fired Power Plants

November 15, 2018 @ 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

Join the Energy and Climate Policy Research Seminar for a discussion with Professor Jennifer Hadden from the University of Maryland. Jennifer Hadden is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. She conducts research in international relations, environmental politics, network analysis, non-state actors and social movements. She received her Ph.D. from Cornell University’s Department of Government and a B.A. with highest honors in Government from Smith College. RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-coal-exploring-variations-in-global-protests-against-proposed-coal-fired-power-plants-tickets-52326954329

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Art Presentation by Helen Zughaib: Arab Spring/Unfinished Journeys

November 16, 2018 @ 12:30 am - 1:30 am EST
CCAS Boardroom, ICC 141

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies invites you to a talk by the artistHelen Zughaib in: Arab Spring/Unfinished Journeys.The Artist Helen Zughaib will discuss her visual documentation of the "Arab Spring" for the past 8 years, through paintings and installations and a new series of work called "Syrian Migration Series." Helen Zughaib was born in Beirut, Lebanon, living mostly in the Middle East and Europe before coming to the United States to study art at Syracuse University, earning her BFA…

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A Historic Opportunity

November 16, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm EST
Rafik B. Hariri Building, Room 415, Washington, DC 20007, USA United States

Join the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) in welcoming Fr. Francisco de Roux, president of the Commission of Truth, Coexistence and No Repetition in Colombia. Fr. de Roux will talk about the integral system of transitional justice that is being built in Colombia, which is the first of its kind and could serve as a model for other countries recovering from decades of internecine conflict. He will also share lessons gathered from his experience as president of the Truth…

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ACMCU/CCAS Event: “Fights, Friends, and Factions: The Politics of Christian Communities in Lebanon”,

November 19, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST
Intercultural Center (ICC), 37th & O Streets NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA, Room ICC 141

Dr. Paul Salem Paul Salem is president of the Middle East Institute. He focuses on issues of political change, transition, and conflict as well as the regional and international relations of the Middle East. He has a particular emphasis on the countries of the Levant and Egypt. Salem writes regularly in the Arab and Western press and has been published in numerous journals and newspapers. Salem is the author and editor of a number of books and reports including From…

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Dr. Marie Alienor van den Bosch: The Politics of Economic Diversification in Oil-dependent Autocracies

November 26, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm EST
CCAS Boardroom, ICC 141 [Enter through ICC 241]

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies invites you to talk by Dr. Marie Alienor van den Bosch.Marie Alienor van den Bosch is the Qatar Post-Doctoral Fellow at Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS). She received her Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University, with a focus on Comparative Politics. The literature considers diversification as a zero sum game by which the incumbent loses in political power the equivalent of whatever the economy gains from diversifying, and finds that oil-dependent regimes…

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Las Mujeres y la Paz: Líderes de Colombia

November 26, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:45 pm EST
Main-Location-ICC-462 (Conference Room | Capacity: 30)

Event will be in Spanish.Join the Center for Latin American Studies and the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) in welcoming la Cumbre Nacional de Mujeres y Paz, an alliance of multiple groups and networks representing women in Colombia.Cumbre representatives Nelly Antonia Velandia Avendaño and Luisa Fernanda González Moreno will lead a discussion on their views regarding the implementation of the Colombian peace agreement two years after its implementation. In addition to sharing their assessment of how President Duque´s election…

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ACMCU EVENT: “The Abode of Peace: The Prophet Muhammad, the Qur’an, and Turning the Other Cheek”

November 27, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm EST
Intercultural Center (ICC), 37th & O Streets NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA. ICC 270

Event Description: This talk will explore themes of peace in the Meccan chapters of the Qur'an, which address how to deal with the hostility of the pagan Arabs to monotheistic preaching. The later Abbasid-era image of Muhammad as a warrior has overshadowed these verses, which resemble in some ways the Sermon on the Mount in the New Testament. The argument is also made that these chapters use the rhetorical technique of ekphrasis to make the peace of paradise present to…

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Hunger and Malnutrition Lessons from Latin America: A Roundtable

November 27, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Intercultural Center (ICC), Room 450, 37th & O Streets NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA United States

Hunger is a problem among vulnerable populations in Latin America and the Caribbean. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO): “For the third year in a row, there has been a rise in world hunger. The absolute number of undernourished people, i.e. those facing chronic food deprivation, has increased to nearly 821 million in 2017, from around 804 million in 2016. These are levels from almost a decade ago.” Obesity is also an increasingly common condition throughout the region,…

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Knowing Your Worth: Setting the Stage to Negotiate

November 28, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST
ICC 302-P

Don’t be caught off guard when you finally receive an offer for that internship or job you worked hard to earn. The ability to communicate your value and appropriately ask for the compensation you’re looking for will ensure your success with future employers.RSVP in WalshWorks

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Diplomacy in the New Arctic: Navigating the Realities, Possibilities, and Problems

November 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
Copley Formal Lounge

RSVP: https://the_new_arctic.eventbrite.comIncreasingly navigable seaways create potential flashpoints and threats to indigenous communities, as well as opportunities for greater collaboration between Arctic and non-Arctic nations. The challenge is to mitigate the potential threats, and develop the policies and partnerships to guide Arctic diplomacy in the decades to come.Please join the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy discussion on ISD’s New Global Commons working group report on these topics.Panelists:Ambassador Barbara K. BodineDirector, Institute for the Study of DiplomacyJeremy MathisAdjunct Professor of Environmental…

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DR. JAMES MILLWARD: Anti- Islamic Campaigns and Internment Camps for Muslims in China

November 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
CCAS Boardroom – ICC 141 [Enter through ICC 241]

Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University invite you to a talk by Dr. James Millward.Dr. Millward is a Professor of Inter-societal history in the Walsh School of Foreign Service and the History Department at Georgetown. He is the author of two books on Xinjiang: Beyond the Pass and Eurasian Crossroads as well as The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction. His writing about China, Xinjiang and the Uyghurs also…

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The Effect of Corruption in Central America

November 29, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Intercultural Center (ICC), McGhee Library, 37th & O Streets NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA United States

According to Transparency International’s Corruption Index, 62 percent of people in Central American countries believe corruption is on the rise. Ambassador Todd Robinson (SFS'85) will lead a discussion on the drivers behind this perception, as well as the economic and societal costs of corruption in Central America. Prior to his current post as senior advisor for Central America in the U.S. Department of State, Ambassador Robinson was charge d’affaires at the U.S. embassy in Caracas, Venezuela until May 22, 2018,…

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Memorial Service for Professor Walter Laqueur

November 29, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Gaston Hall – Georgetown University, 37th & O Streets, N.W., Washington, DC 20057, USA United States

The Laqueur Family invites all members of the Georgetown community to join together to honor and celebrate the life of Professor Walter Laqueur. The memorial service, hosted by Georgetown University's Center for Jewish Civilization, will be followed by a reception.Walter Laqueur, an emeritus university professor, died at age 97 on September 30, 2018. A Holocaust survivor and world-renowned historian, Walter was fluent in at least half a dozen languages and wrote or edited more than fifty books that were published in…

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#MeToo, #AidToo and the Way Forward

November 30, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
ICC Auditorium

Panelists include:Angela Bruce-Raeburn, Associate Director, Global Health Advocacy Incubator Jeremy Konyndyk, Senior Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development Francesa Molinaro, Director of Corporate Diversity and Inclusion, Chemonics Susan Keller Pascocello, Acting General Counsel, United States Agency for International Development Please join this expert panel for a frank and open discussion on what the #MeToo and #AidToo movements mean for the international development sector. Bringing together advocacy, private sector, NGO and donor perspectives, panelists will discuss how organizations are currently responding to abuse and exploitation…

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December 2018

The Hal Israel Endowed Lectureship in Jewish-Catholic Relations

December 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Riggs Library

The Hal Israel Endowed Lectureship in Jewish-Catholic Relations is named in memory of Hal Israel (C'92) and seeks to facilitate dialogue and strengthen ties between Jews and Catholics. It explores the many ways in which members of these two faiths continue to replace ancient prejudices with cooperation and understanding in today's world. We are excited to welcome Fr. Philipp Renczes, S.J., to deliver a talk titled, "What's New in the Jewish-Catholic Dialogue? Where Do We Stand and Where Do We…

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Prospects for Japan-Russia Relations

December 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

When it comes to future strategy toward Russia, Japan must have a Plan B. Taisuke Abiru, expert on Russian politics and senior representative for the government-affiliated Japan Bank for International Cooperation in Moscow, will weigh in on potential opportunities and pitfalls in the Japan-Russia relationship in an increasingly multipolar world.Monday, December 3rd5:00-6:00 PMReception to followMortara Center for International StudiesRSVP HERETaisuke Abiru is Senior Representative for the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). He has assumed the current post since January…

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From Karbala to Qadisiyyah: The Spectacle of the “Other” in Persian Literary Tradition

December 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
Edward B. Bunn S.J. Intercultural Center, Washington, DC 20007, USA. Room ICC 270

About the Event: In this talk, Jamshidi tries to illustrate how the representation of the “other” was constructed as a palimpsest in Persian literature. In order to do this, first we need to step back in time to see how the Arabs entered the collective consciousness of Persian writers after the seventh-century conquest of Iran. Classical Persian literature contains the topoi that will be appropriated by modern writers for envisioning the Arab “other.” Elevation of Shi’ism as the official religion…

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Deloitte Federal Consulting Office Hours

December 5, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
ICC 305 / Graduate Career Center

Deloitte Office Hours provide first-year graduate students with the opportunity to speak with a Deloitte Human Capital or Strategy & Operations practitioner during a 30-minute session in a one-on-one setting. Students are welcome to discuss life at Deloitte, solicit feedback on their resumes, or review key application deadlines for 2020 full-time positions. RSVP to Lynn Lee (lynlee@deloitte.com) by November 19th to reserve a 30-minute session. **You must be eligible to apply for a U.S. Government security clearance in order to…

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Rescuing Venezuela: The Role of the International Community

December 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Rafik B. Hariri Building Fisher Colloquium, 4th Floor

This event will be in Spanish.Georgetown Latin America Leadership Program and the Center for Latin American Studies are hosting a discussion on the role of the international community in regards to the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.Luis Almagro, secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), will lead the discussion and present the current position of Venezuela in the OAS. Luis Moreno Ocampo, former prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), will talk about the Venezuela case before the ICC.Carlos Ponce,…

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New Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration

December 6, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
McGhee Library

RSVP LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-global-compacts-on-refugees-and-migration-tickets-53035894789DESCRIPTIONThe Global Human Development Program invites you to join us for a lively discussion of "New Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration: Will they be adopted? Will they make a difference?" with Professor Katharine Donato and Professor Elizabeth Ferris on Thursday, December 6th from 3:00 - 4:30 pm in McGhee Library.The member states of the United Nations have been negotiating two new global compacts - one on refugees and one on safe, orderly and regular migration -- which are…

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Deloitte Federal Consulting Office Hours

December 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
ICC 305/ Graduate Career Center

Deloitte Office Hours provide first-year graduate students with the opportunity to speak with a Deloitte Human Capital or Strategy & Operations practitioner during a 30-minute session in a one-on-one setting. Students are welcome to discuss life at Deloitte, solicit feedback on their resumes, or review key application deadlines for 2020 full-time positions.RSVP to Lynn Lee (lynlee@deloitte.com) by November 19th to reserve a 30-minute session.**You must be eligible to apply for a U.S. Government security clearance in order to be considered…

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Future Calling: Infrastructure Development in Central Asia

December 11, 2018 @ 4:00 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

Please join the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies (CERES) and the International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC) for a joint event celebrating the publication of an ITIC report on infrastructure development in Central Asia. The new report, entitled “Future Calling: Infrastructure Development in Central Asia Unlocking Growth in The Heart of Eurasia,” highlights regional investment opportunities and challenges.The event will feature a keynote address by His Excellency Erzhan Kazykhanov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan, a panel discussion, and a…

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