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April 2018

Letras Libres and the Legacy of Octavio Paz

April 3 @ 12:45 pm - 2:15 pm EDT
McGhee Library

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Nobel Laureate Octavio Paz's, death. Dr. Paul-Henri Giraud will explore the intersection between Paz's intellectual heritage as seen in the literary journal Letras Libres and the poet's deep concern for politics, society, literature, and art.The Mexican literary journal Letras Libres, founded in 1999 by the historian Enrique Krauze (born in 1947), was inspired by journals founded and edited by the poet, essayist and Nobel laureate Octavio Paz (1914-1998): Plural (1971-1976) and Vuelta (1976-1998). For twenty years, Krauze was general editor then deputy…

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International History Seminar – Daqing Yang (GWU)

April 3 @ 5:30 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
Washington, DC United States

"Japanese Experts in Chinese Postwar Reconstruction: History, Legacy and Memory" It is well-known that in the wake of World War II, the leading Allied countries made use of scientists and engineers from defeated Nazi Germany. There are numerous books on Operation Paperclip or the famous rocket scientist Otto Braun. In contrast, that tens of thousands of Japanese scientific and technical experts remained to work in China or elsewhere in Asia after that war has largely escaped historians’ attention. Drawing from…

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ACMCU event: “Muslim Americans: Debating the Notions of American and un-American” with Nahid Afrose Kabir

April 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm EDT
ICC 270

In his effort to free Americans from British colonization, Thomas Jefferson pointed out thedifference between an American citizen and a British subject. The difference thereforemarked who was American and who was un-American. Since then within the United Statesthe term ‘un-American’ has become increasingly popular. During the McCarthy era in theCold War period there was a hunt for those who were ‘un-American’. During the Bushadministration’s ‘War on Terror’, ‘un-American’ became a marker for Americans whoopposed U.S. foreign policy. On January 27,…

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Belize’s Unique Relationships to Latin America and the United States: Opportunities and Challenges Today

April 5 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
McGhee Library

A Conversation with Ambassador Daniel GutierezBelize's Unique Relationships to Latin America and the United States: Opportunities and Challenges TodayJoin the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and the Latin America Leadership Program (LALP) in welcoming Ambassador Daniel Gutierez from Belize.Belize has a unique relationship to both Latin America and the United States. Bordered to the north by Mexico, to the south and west by Guatemala and to the east by the Caribbean Sea., Belize is a diverse country with various…

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Georgetown Latin American Film Festival Opening Reception

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
ICC Galleria

The Georgetown University Latin American Film Festival organized by the SFS LatAm Council with support from the Center for Latin American Studies invites Georgetown University students, faculty, staff, alumni, policymakers, and the greater Washington academic community to explore and discuss Latin America through film. We invite all attendees to join us for an opening reception at 6:00pm on Thursday, April 5th.For the full festival schedule: http://bit.ly/2penMf3

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GLAFF Screening Day I: First Lady of the Revolution / Primera Dama de la Revolución

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

First Lady of the Revolution is the remarkable story of Henrietta Boggs, who fell in love with a foreign land and the man destined to transform its identity. Her marriage to Jose 'Don Pepe' Figueres in 1941 led to a decade-long journey through activism, exile and political upheaval and, ultimately, lasting progressive reforms. This film is not only a depiction of the momentous struggle to shape Costa Rica's democratic identity; it's also a portrayal of how a courageous woman escaped…

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Mexico in the World Economy: New Perspectives

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Maguire 303

This conference gathers scholars who have made pivotal contributions to understanding the role of New Spain and Mexico in the world from the sixteenth through the twentieth century. All see the centrality of production and trade; each brings different emphases ranging from econometrics to histories of capitalism, and distinct integrations of production and politics, technology and work, nutrition, gender, and culture. Participants will share recent visions based on their accumulated work—with an eye toward developing new approaches to the history…

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Monthly Roundtable: Internally Displaced in Iraq

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Georgetown University-Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, 3700 O Street, N.W., 241 Intercultural Center (ICC), Washington, DC 20057, USA, 1401 Center St NW
Washington, DC United States

The CCAS invites you to join us for the next installment of our monthly faculty & visiting scholar roundtable series, entitled "سوق الفكر," or Souq Al-Fikr.In this installment, CCAS Director and Associate Professor of Anthropology, Dr. Rochelle Davis, will present on the preliminary findings of a longitudinal study of 4,000 internally-displaced families in Iraq. The study, conducted in conjunction with the International Organization of Migration (IOM), sheds light on the lived experiences of refugees and displaced people and points to the need…

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GLAFF Day II: Olancho

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Pre-Clinical Science Building, Auditorium LA-4

Olancho is the story fo the most lawless province in Honduras, the most murderous country in the world. It is the story of a group of musicians who perform for the powerful drug cartels there. Their songs glorify the traffickers who have destroyed their country, and who sometimes threaten the lives of their loved ones. But in a world where the cartels wield the most power, do the musicians have any other choice? Panel moderated by Professor Anna Deeny: Christopher Valdes,…

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Global Expo

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Copley Lawn, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 4001 Lane Pl NE
Washington, DC United States

*NEW LOCATION* Join us Saturday, April 7 from 12-3pm in the HFSC Great Room to celebrate the international diversity of Georgetown at Global Expo, hosted by the International Students Association, the Office of Global Services, and the Walsh School of Foreign Service! Global Expo is a gathering of student cultural groups from across campus. Indulge in delicious cuisine from around the world and enjoy student music and dance performances as we find community in diversity. This year's event is co-sponsored by the…

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GLAFF Day III: Dreaming Nicaragua

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Healey Family Student Center Film Screening Room

Dreaming Nicaragua is a film set in rural Nicaragua that follows four children living in extreme poverty. The hardships their families and communities face are told through their voices in a surprisingly insightful way. The movie's plot moves with the travels of an art teacher who provides a creative outlet for the students to escape the stresses of their reality and let themselves dream of a better future -- a future free from: the vicious cycle of hunger, child labor,…

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2018 SFS Diplomatic Ball

April 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm EDT
Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA, 330 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC United States

The Georgetown University School of Foreign Service’s Diplomatic Ball is an annual black tie event uniting students, alumni, faculty, and members of the diplomatic community. Taking place every spring at a prestigious location in Washington, D.C., the Diplomatic Ball is one of the most highly-anticipated events of the year. The Diplomatic Ball has recently been held in venues such as the Embassy of the Russian Federation, the Embassy of the Republic of France, the Organization of American States, and the National…

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The Past and Future of Progressive Transatlantic Politics

April 9 @ 12:00 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

The BMW Center for German and European Studies, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, and the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung North Americainvite you to:The Past and Future of Progressive Transatlantic Politicsa debate with:Prof. Norman BirnbaumAuthor, "From the Bronx to Oxford and Not Quite Back"Mr. Rolf MützenichMember of the Bundestag, SPDMr. Reinhard BütikoferMember of the European ParliamentProf. Hope HarrisonGeorge Washington University (Moderator)RSVP hereFor event inquiries please contact cgesevents@georgetown.edu

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The Conflict for Mandatory Palestine and Druze Politics of Survival

April 9 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
CCAS Official Events Calendar

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies is pleased to invite you to this year's Annual American Druze Foundation (ADF) Distinguished Lecture. Dr. Amir Khnifess, the 2017-2018 ADF Post-Doctoral Fellow, will deliver a lecture entitled The Conflict for Mandatory Palestine and Druze Politics of Survival.The lecture will be followed by a reception from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.Kindly RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-conflict-for-mandatory-palestine-and-druze-politics-of-survival-tickets-43448579872Abstract:Between the end of WWI and the 1948 War, British Palestine witnessed a bitter and violent struggle between the Zionist national movement…

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EU Strategic Culture after EUGS, PESCO, and Brexit

April 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Intercultural Center Suite 241 (CCAS Boardroom)

The BMW Center for German and European Studies, The Embassy of Spain,the EU Delegation to the US, and the Center for Security Studiesinvite you to:EU Strategic Culture after EUGS, PESCO, and Brexita roundtable with:Dr. Sven BiscopDirector, Europe in the WorldEgmont InstituteandDr. Simon DukeProfessor, Common Foreign and Security PolicyEuropean Institute of Public AdministrationTheorists suggest that at the core of every state, or security community such as the EU, lies a range of shared values and beliefs relating to the use of…

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ENERGY & CLIMATE POLICY RESEARCH SEMINAR: “MEASURING RESILIENCE TO NATURAL DISASTERS”

April 10 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

with Stephane Hallegatte (World Bank)

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Sizing Up Business in Russia & Eurasia: Reflections from 25 Years of Teaching

April 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
McGhee Library

To celebrate 25 years of Dr. Trevor Gunn's teaching at Georgetown University, please join CERES for a dialogue with Drs. Gunn and Angela Stent:Sizing Up Business in Russia & Eurasia: Reflections from 25 Years of TeachingApril 10, 20185:00-6:30 PMMcGhee Library (ICC 301)Light reception to followRSVP HERE: http://trevorgunn25.eventbrite.comDr. Trevor Gunn is Vice President- International Relations for Medtronic, the world’s largest medical technology company. Trevor Gunn was formerly long-time Director of the Commerce Department’s Business Information Service for the Newly Independent States (BISNIS) the clearinghouse for US…

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When Paul came over the Sea: Journal of an Encounter

April 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Intercultural Center (ICC) Room 107

The BMW Center for German and European Studies and the Heinrich Böll Foundationinvite you to:When Paul came over the Sea: Journal of an Encountera film screening with the filmmaker:Jakob PreussJakob Preuss' first feature documentary "The other Chelsea - A story from Donetsk" won numerous awards, including the German First Steps Award and Grimme Award, as well as 'Best Documentary' at the Filmfestival Max-Ophüls-Preis 2011.In his second feature documentary, "When Paul came over the Sea - Journal of an Encounter," Jakob…

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ACMCU Event: “The Ambivalence of Islam in US Foreign Policy” with Dr. Peter Mandaville

April 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm EDT
ICC 270

Reflecting on his three years working at the State Department during the Obama administration, Mandaville will discuss the complex and at times contradictory approaches to Islam and Muslims that have characterized recent U.S. administrations. He will explore the legacy of Obama’s famed 2009 Cairo speech, US policy towards Islamist parties during the Arab Uprisings and their aftermath, as well as efforts to address the rise of ISIS. He also assess how the Trump administration has approached these same issues. Arguing…

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War in the Nazi Imagination

April 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
Healy Hall Room 104

The BMW Center for German and European Studies and theGerman Historical Institute (GHI)invite you to:War in the Nazi Imaginationa lecture with:Richard J. EvansDouglas Southall Freeman Professor of HistoryUniversity of RichmondThis lecture explores the ways in which Hitler and the Nazis imagined a future war. It would be heroic and victorious, and all Germans would take part in it in one way or another.Warfare was the means by which they would survive and triumph in the Darwinian struggle of races for…

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“The Syrian Crisis: From Stalemate to Authoritarian Peace” Dr. Samer Abboud

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
20057 us

As the Syrian crisis enters its eighth year, the prospects for a peaceful resolution remain very slim. While violence metastasized over the course of the crisis the entanglements of the many subjugating actors deepened, expanded, and consolidated in ways that have made peace, let alone a political transition, elusive. Despite Syria’s many overlapping conflicts, the crisis is moving towards what can best be described as an authoritarian peace. This presentation traces the emergence of the authoritarian peace in Syria through…

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2017-18 ISD Graduate and Undergraduate Fellows Colloquium

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW Washington, DC 20057, 1401 Center St NW
Washington, DC United States

Please join us as the 2017-18 ISD Graduate and Undergraduate Fellows present their research.RSVP: https://2018_isd_fellows_colloquium.eventbrite.comThursday, April 12, 201812:00-5:00 pmMortara Center (36th and N streets, NW)A light lunch will be served at noon.Many ISD senior staff, associates, senior fellows, and student fellows will be present for the entire colloquium.Georgetown students, faculty, staff, and other friends of ISD are invited to attend as many of the presentations as they wish.If you'd like to attend the lunch, please RSVP above so we can ensure…

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Walsh Exchange

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 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

7th Annual Walsh Exchange 2018Friday, April 13th9:00 am to 5:00 pmMortara Center Conference RoomRSVP HEREKeynote Address:Ambassador of France to the United StatesGérard Araud 3:15 pm  Gérard Araud was appointed Ambassador of France to the United States in September 2014. He previously held numerous positions within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, notably including that of Director for Strategic Affairs, Security and Disarmament (2000-2003), Ambassador of France to Israel (2003-2006), Director General for Political Affairs and Security (2006-2009), and, most recently, Permanent…

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Legacy of Chilean and Latin American Poetry: Library of Congress

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm EDT
Library of Congress FCU, 101 Independence Ave SE #lm634, Washington, DC 20540, USA, 1001 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC United States

“The Legacy of Chilean and Latin American Poetry” brings together poets and literary scholars from Latin America and the United States to consider the dynamic emergence, development, and diversity of poetic forms throughout the Americas, with an emphasis on Chile. The symposium is also being presented to recognize Professor Gwen Kirkpatrick for her scholarship in the field of Latin American poetry, her contributions to the university and her profound dedication to her students.Day 1 of the Symposium is taking place…

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*Change in location* Jacob do Bandolim and the History of Brazilian Choro

April 13 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Intercultural Center (ICC), Room 462

Jacob do Bandolim (“Mandolin Jacob”) was one of the most influential Brazilian composers of the 20th century. He composed a style known as choro, Brazil’s most important genre of instrumental popular music, often compared to early jazz in the United States. In the 1950s, Jacob do Bandolim led a choro revival that helped make the style a central symbol of Brazilian national identity. In commemoration of the centenary of Jacob’s birth, Brazilian musicologist and mandolinist Pedro Aragão will explore Jacob's legacy and influence.…

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Friday Music Series: Ozan Aksoy, vocals; The Bağlama, long-necked lute

April 13 @ 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 partnering with the Performing Arts Department on this installment of their Friday Music Series.Ozan Aksoy performs instrumental and vocal musical examples from the rich and diverse traditions that have made their homes in Anatolia and the Middle East. The program will feature music from Turkish, Kurdish, Alevi, Armenian, Arabic, and Persian folk and urban repertoires. The Georgetown University Friday Music Series features acclaimed artists in free concerts at 1:15 p.m. on select Fridays.McNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDINGFREEThis series…

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Legacy of Chilean and Latin American Poetry: An Homage to Gwen Kirkpatrick

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 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

The Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University is honored to host day two of the symposium The Legacy of Chilean and Latin American Poetry: An Homage to Gwen Kirkpatrick. No need to have attended Day 1 in order to attend Day 2.The Legacy of Chilean and Latin American Poetry brings together poets and literary scholars from Latin America and the United States to consider the dynamic emergence, development, and diversity of poetic forms throughout the Americas, with an…

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ISIM Symposium on Refugees and Responsibility Sharing

April 16 @ 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 very special event: a Symposium on Refugees and Responsibility Sharing by Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) and The Exodus Institute. The symposium on 16 April 2018 at Georgetown University, will provide an opportunity to consider perhaps the most significant shortcoming in the present international refugee system: the lack of effective responsibility-sharing in responding to refugees. More information and event registration can be found at the link below. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/symposium-on-refugees-and-responsibility-sharing-tickets-43661034329

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“Fascism: A Warning” with Madeleine K. Albright

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20057, USA, 3698 O St NW
Washington, DC United States

a conversation and book signing with Madeleine K. AlbrightFormer U.S. Secretary of State and Mortara Endowed Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacymoderated by Joel S. HellmanDean, Walsh School of Foreign Service Monday, April 16th1:00-2:00pm - Moderated Conversation2:00-3:00pm - Book SigningGeorgetown University3700 O Street NorthwestLohrfink Auditorium, Hariri BuildingRSVP HEREPLEASE NOTE:- Doors open and book sales begin at 12 pm. Book signing will take place after the formal program.- Open to Georgetown University Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and Invited Guests ONLY.- GU ID or invitation required for…

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ASJ 25th Anniversary Panel: Trends in Knowledge Production on the Middle East

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
ICC Auditorium, Georgetown University, 3700 O St NW

The CCAS invites you to celebrate the 25 year anniversary of the Arab Studies Journal, a peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary research publication in the field of Arab and Middle East Studies. The event will feature four distinguished panelists and will be followed by a reception in the CCAS Boardroom. PANELISTS: Amaney Jamal, Sherene Seikaly, Chris Toensing, and Ziad Abu-RishASJ is published by the Arab Studies Institute (ASI) and is housed in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University. The contents of…

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