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November 2017

Government and Media Relations in the Era of Trump

November 7 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
ECR (ICC 700)

Government and media relations in the era of Trump. Speaker: Rear Admiral John Kirby, USN (ret) Rear Admiral John Kirby, USN (ret), is currently a CNN military and diplomatic analyst.

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Mexico and the United States: Mutual Perceptions

November 7 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
CCAS Boardroom

To RSVP: http://bit.ly/2zl5sHN The seminar’s purpose is to gather experts on the US-Mexico bilateral relationship and public opinion to analyze current perceptions of Mexico and Mexicans in the United States, as well as perceptions of the United States and Americans held by Mexicans, focusing on the most important areas of the bilateral relationship. Mexican Ambassador to the U.S., the His Excellency Gerónimo Gutiérrez will provide opening remarks.

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Challenges to democracy in Brazil and the United States: A collaborative and comparative analysis

November 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Riggs Library, Library Walk, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 2 Library Ct SE
Washington, DC United States
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To RSVP: http://bit.ly/2z1Dm1j In both Brazil and the United States today, democratic governance is under stress. Dr. Francisco Weffort will highlight the crisis of Brazil's democracy as grounded in societal trends and changes in political institutions, modes of competition, the changing role of the media, and the emergence of authoritarian styles. Dr. Abraham Lowenthal will suggest that very similar challenges are emerging in the United States and will suggest the usefulness of collaboration between Brazilian and US scholars in analyzing…

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Lepgold Book Prize Lecture

November 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The Georgetown University Lepgold Book Prize honors exceptional contributions to the study of international relations, with particular emphasis on the resolution of critical policy challenges, published each calendar year. This year's winner is "Violence and Restraint in Civil War: Civilian Targeting in the Shadow of International Law" by Jessica Stanton, an associate professor in global policy at the University of Minnesota, specializing in international relations. Media coverage of civil wars often focuses on the most gruesome atrocities and the most…

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Film Screening: “Nowhere to Hide”

November 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
McShain Lounge, McCarthy Hall, Georgetown University

The CCAS invites you to join us for a screening of the newly released documentary "Nowhere to Hide," which gives viewers a firsthand view of the lasting impacts of the 2011 American retreat and the beginnings of the Islamic State in Iraq. "Nowhere to Hide" follows videographer Nori Sharif, an Iraqi husband, father, and nurse, over the course of five years as he documents daily life in Iraq. Nori's careful documentation gives viewers a powerful and chilling insight into the…

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A Radical Faith: The Assassination of Sister Maura

November 8 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
McGhee Library

To RSVP: http://bit.ly/2z10yPC Who was Sr. Maura? How did the death of a nun in 1980s El Salvadr affect the Latin American Church and the Church worldwide? Join Catholic Ministry and the Center for Latin American Studies as we welcome author Eileen Markey to discuss her book, A Radical Faith: The Assasination of Sr. Maura.

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Speed Networking with Alumni from Department of State

November 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Healey Family Student Center – Social Room

Join the SFS Graduate Career Center, the Georgetown University Office of Federal Relations, and the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy for an evening of Speed Networking with Georgetown alumni working at the U.S. Department of State. Plan to gain insights and understanding of the U.S. Department of State from FSOs, Foreign Affairs Officers, Analysts, PMFs and diplomats. Business attire required.

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Medios de Comunicación, Posconflicto y Pueblos Indígenas en Colombia

November 9 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
ICC 450

To RSVP. please follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/medios-de-comunicacion-posconflicto-y-pueblos-indigenas-en-colombia-tickets-39528415555 This event will be held in Spanish. In Colombia there are 102 Indigenous Peoples of which 66 peoples are at serious risk of physical and cultural disappearance, among whom 35 have been declared by the Constitutional Court in different judicial sentences require urgent protection of the Colombian State. José Vicente Otero, indigenous of the Nasa People in Colombia, will share his views on the indigenous experience in regards to the Columbian Peace Process.…

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Reflections and Analysis on the Current Political Crisis in Spain: A Roundtable

November 9 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Philodemic Room Healy Hall 208, Georgetown University, 3700 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20057, 1201 Holly St NW
Washington, DC United States
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A roundtable discussion featuring: Karlo Basta (Department of Political Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland) Pablo Beramendi (Department of Political Science, Duke University) Natividad Fernández Sola (Prince of Asturias Distinguished Visiting Professor, Georgetown University) Augusto Lopez-Claros (School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University) moderated by: Laia Balcells Ventura (Department of Government, Georgetown University) RSVP: https://spain-roundtable.eventbrite.com For event inquiries please contact cgesevents@georgetown.edu

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The Nation as Mother and Other Visions of Nationhood

November 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs at Georgetown University, 3307 M St NW #200, Washington, DC 20007, USA

On November 9, Dr. Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs at Harvard University, will give a talk on his newest publication, The Nation as Mother and Other Visions of Nationhood (Penguin India, 2017). This interconnected set of deeply-researched and powerfully-argued essays explores the relationship between nation, reason, and religion in Indian political thought and practice. The book illuminates different visions of India as a free and flexible federal union and makes the case for concepts of layered…

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M.A. in Arab Studies Information Session

November 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, 3700 O Street, NW, 241 Intercultural Center ICC, Washington, DC 20057, USA, 1401 Center St NW
Washington, DC United States
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We are excited to invite you to join us to learn more about the M.A. in Arab Studies (MAAS) program in Georgetown's School of Foreign Service. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to speak with MAAS faculty and current students about what makes our program unique and exciting! From our rigorous Arabic language training, in which students have the opportunity to take courses taught entirely in Arabic, to our multidisciplinary approach which draws on the expertise of an academically diverse faculty,…

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UNICEF: Georgetown’s 15th International Development Conference

November 11 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Arrupe Multipurpose Room

CCAS is co-sponsoring UNICEF's annual international development conference. A small panel will discuss the topic of women's empowerment and gender equality, with a focus on access to health resources. There will be a reception following the event. You may RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unicef-georgetown-international-development-conference-tickets-39267365748

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The View from Poland: Challenges and Opportunities in Eastern Europe

November 13 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
302-P (ICC Building)

Join CERES for a roundtable discussion with a delegation from Poland. The delegation will cover current challenges and opportunities in Polish foreign policy toward Eastern Europe, as well as Poland's domestic situation. Monday, November 13 4:30 - 5:30 pm Room 302-P, ICC Building The delegation will include: Paweł Kowal: Former Deputy Minister of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, former Member of European Parliament, and close advisor to the late President Lech Kaczyński; Adam Reichardt: Editor in Chief of New…

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Book Presentation: “Diccionario Cultural Dominicano”

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Lanzamiento de “Diccionario Cultural Dominicano” (evento en español)

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

To RSVP: http://bit.ly/2iaXhnm Este Diccionario cultural dominicano, elaborado por el doctor Jimmy Sierra y un grupo decolaboradores, constituye un aporte de singular significado en la bibliografía dominicana ya que proporciona a los estudiosos del tema cultural en la Republica Dominicana una herramienta que les permita navegar con facilidad por todo lo ancho del espacio cultural dominicano. Con frecuencia, algunos lectores hallan un texto de importancia en la literatura nacional, o descubren a un artista de reconocidos méritos en el parnaso…

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Remapping IR: Harmonized Inaccuracy: International Economic Statistics in the Age of Globalization

November 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 1201 36th St NW
Washington, DC United States
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Lukas Linsi and Daniel Mügge of the University of Amsterdam will present key findings from their paper "How Offshoring and Digitization Undermine the Quality of International Economy Statistics: A Cautionary Note." Official international economic statistics are generally considered accurate and meaningful indicators of trends in cross-border flows of trade and capital, and most users of these statistics seem confident that the quality of the underlying data keeps improving over time. This article evaluates these common assumptions at hand of the…

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CCAS Roundtable with Mohammad Alahmad

November 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Mohammad Alahmad will join us at our annual monthly roundtable ("Souk Al-Fikr") series to discuss his research on Syrian poet Mohammad Omran. The roundtable will be held in Arabic. Students of the langauge, at any level, are certainly welcome. هذا البحث يهدف إلى الكشف عن موقف الشاعر الحداثي السوري محمد عمران من القضايا السياسية والاجتماعية في سورية في النصف الثاني من القرن العشرين، بوصف شعره خطابا مضادا لخطاب السلطة، وأحيانا المجتمع، وبوصفه شعر ينحاز للجمال في المجتمع والسياسة في مواجهة…

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Surviving Sanctions: Authoritarian Resilience and Citizen Subterfuge in Baghdad

November 15 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, 3700 O Street, NW, 241 Intercultural Center ICC, Washington, DC 20057, USA, 1401 Center St NW
Washington, DC United States
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The CCAS is excited to host Alissa Walter, MAAS alum and doctoral candidate in Modern Middle East History at Georgetown University, to give a talk on Iraq at the end of the 20th century. From 1990-2003, Iraq was placed under stringent international sanctions in response to Saddam's invasion of Kuwait. Despite the devastation of the Iraqi economy, the Ba'th Party remained in power for another thirteen years until Saddam was forcibly toppled in 2003. How did the Iraqi regime maintain…

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ACMCU book talk: “The Beginnings of Islamic Law: Late Antique Islamicate Legal Traditions” with Lena Salaymeh

November 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
ICC 270
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ISD ​Distinguished Practitioners Series: Foreign Service: Five Decades on the Frontlines of Diplomacy – James F. Dobbins

November 15 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
McGhee Library, ICC

ISD Distinguished Practitioners Series Foreign Service: Five Decades on the Frontlines of Diplomacy Date: Wednesday, November 15 Time: 4:30 - 6:00 PM Location: Alumni House, 3604 O Street, NW, Washington, DC Ambassador James Dobbins is a senior fellow and Distinguished Chair in Diplomacy and Security at the RAND Corporation. He has held State Department and White House posts including Assistant Secretary of State for Europe, Special Assistant to the President for the Western Hemisphere, Special Adviser to the President, Secretary…

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Screening of “Gaza in Context” with Noura Erakat

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CCAS Boardroom, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, ICC 241

We invite you to join us for a screening of the short film "Gaza in Context." Director Noura Erakat, a human rights attorney and activist, will lead a discussion following the showing. Ms. Erakat is an assistant professor at George Mason University, and the editor of Jadaliyya, an electronic magazine on the Middle East. Her film "Gaza in Context" is an effort to improve understanding of the history of Gaza as it relates to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. It has received…

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Before All Memory is Lost: Women’s Voices from the Holocaust

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dr. Myrna Goldenberg, Professor Emerita at Montgomery College, will come to discuss her book "Before All Memory Is Lost," which focuses on the experiences of women during the Holocaust. Copies of her book will be available for purchase at the event.

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ACMCU, Paola Caridi: Jerusalem without God: Portrait of a Cruel City

November 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
ICC 270

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“Fighting impunity in the land of corruption” – The experience of Guatemalan Judge and Centennial Fellow Dr. Claudia Escobar

November 16 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
ICC 450

The Center for Latin American Studies is honored to welcome SFS Centennial Fellow Dr. Claudia Escobar to give a talk on the culture of impunity in Guatemalan courts. Dr. Claudia Escobar is a former magistrate of the Court of Appeals of Guatemala. Reelected in 2014 to a second term, she resigned due to executive and legislative interference in the judiciary and relocated to the United States owing to intimidation back home. Escobar was born when the internal armed conflict started…

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“Fighting impunity in the land of corruption” – The experience of Guatemalan Judge and Centennial Fellow Dr. Claudia Escobar

November 16 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
ICC 450

To RSVP: http://bit.ly/2iKDxX0The Center for Latin American Studies is honored to welcome SFS Centennial Fellow Dr. Claudia Escobar to give a talk on the culture of impunity in Guatemalan courts. Dr. Claudia Escobar is a former magistrate of the Court of Appeals of Guatemala. Reelected in 2014 to a second term, she resigned due to executive and legislative interference in the judiciary and relocated to the United States owing to intimidation back home. Escobar was born when the internal armed…

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Security and Stability in South Asia

November 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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In an era where Pakistan and India have become dominant regional and global forces, it is vital to grapple with the issue of security and stability in South Asia. On November 16, Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States, will illuminate some of South Asia’s contemporary security threats and challenges and identify a possible path forward. India and Pakistan have a history of hostile and acrimonious relations spanning seven decades, including three major wars and several serious…

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A Conversation with Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award Laureate Alfredo Romero

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Intercultural Center ICC, Room 450 37th O Streets NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA Washington, DC United States + Google Map

To RSVP: https://goo.gl/NFrBuL CLAS is honored to welcome back to the Hilltop Mr. Alfredo Romero (CLAS'94), a distinguished CLAS alum. Join us for hot cocoa and sweets as we learn more about his work as a human rights lawyer in Venezuela.

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An international perspective on economic dimensions of gender inequality

November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
ICC 270

To RSVP: https://goo.gl/a8gBfsJoin the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) to learn more about the economic dimensions of gender inequality on a global scale.

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Narakasura Vadham

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gaston Hall Georgetown University, 37th O Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20057, USA Washington, DC United States + Google Map

On November 20, the India Initiative will host the Kathakali Group, a world-renowned Indian dance troupe for a performance in Gaston Hall. The Kathakali Group will perform Narakasura Vadham, a Keezhupadam-style Kathakali dance that tells a story from Hindu mythology. Kathakali, which originated in the state of Kerala, is a traditional form of dance in which dancers act out the parts of different characters in a play. In this performance, the troupe will depict the story of the death of…

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Measuring Progress on Women’s Inclusion, Justice and Security

November 21 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 1201 36th St NW
Washington, DC United States
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“Measuring Progress on Women’s Inclusion, Justice and Security”: The New Women, Peace and Security Index Tuesday November 21, 8:30am-9:45am Mortara Center for International Studies 3600 N St. NW, Washington, DC, 20007 The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and the Peace Research Institute of Oslo have developed a new global index that captures both peace and security—and women’s inclusion and justice—for the first time ever. It draws on recognized international data sources to rank 153 countries around the world—…

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