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September 2018

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.com The 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…

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Wounds of Gaza: A surgeon’s lessons from 20 years of operating on Palestinians

September 19 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
CCAS Boardroom- 241 ICC Building

Featured SpeakerDr. Ghassan Abu-Sitta - Head of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department at the AUB Medical Center. He has been volunteering at Al-Shifa Hospital in the Gaza Strip for the past five years to provide much needed medical aid to injured Palestinians. Dr. Abu-Sitta helped launch the Conflict Medicine Program at AUB, which takes an interdisciplinary approach to the consequences of war, as part of a wider strategic reshaping of healthcare provision. His book, Reconstructing the War Injured Patient,…

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Princeton in Africa Information Session

September 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
ICC 305-A

Join current MSFS students Anthony Orlando and Erin Collins for a Princeton in Africa Information Session. Princeton in Africa is a year-long fellowship program that sends recent graduates and young professionals to work in various sectors across the African continent. This year, PiAf has 50 Fellows working with 30 businesses and organizations in 14 countries. Over the past 20 years, PiAf has placed over 550 Fellows in 36 countries across Africa. Fellowship posts include paid opportunities in computer science, health…

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CSIS Information Session

September 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
McGhee Library

Founded in 1962 by David M. Abshire and Admiral Arleigh Burke, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is one of the world’s preeminent international policy institutions focused on defense and security; regional study; and transnational challenges ranging from energy and trade to global development and economic integration. For the past seven years consecutively, CSIS has been named the world’s number one think tank for international security by the University of Pennsylvania’s “Go To Think Tank Index.” The Center’s…

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New York City Career Trek Information Session

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
ICC 700/ECR

Join this workshop to learn about what to expect and how to register for the Fall 2018 SFS NYC Career Trip. *The New York City Career Trek is only open to Graduate students in the School of Foreign Service RSVP on WalshWorks

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Mapping Amman, Jordan: Living and Moving in a 21st Century City

September 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
CCAS Boardroom

SpeakersDR. FIDA ADELYAssociate Professor and Clovis and Hala Maksoud Chair in Arab Studies, CCASDR. BETTY ANDERSONProfessor of History, University of Boston

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Film Screening- JOUD

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
ICC Auditorium (2nd floor of ICC building)

CCAS, Saudi Aramco, and the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture are pleased to sponsor a premier screening of  Joud: An Ancient Poem for Modern Times A Cinematic Journey Following Arabia's Circle of Life.

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CERES Conference: Putin’s Fourth Term

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center, 3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20057, USA Washington, DC United States

Putin’s Fourth Term: What Lies Ahead Monday, September 24, 2018 Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center3800 Reservoir Road NW RSVP by Monday, September 17: https://ceresrussiaconference2018.eventbrite.comWelcome AddressDean Joel Hellman, Georgetown UniversityPanel I: Ambassadors’ Roundtable on U.S.-Russia RelationsChair: Angela Stent, Georgetown UniversityAmbassador John Beyrle, U.S. Russia FoundationAmbassador William Burns, Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceAmbassador James Collins, Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceAmbassador John Tefft, RAND Corporation Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, Atlantic Council Panel II: Economic Growth, Stagnation, or Worse?Chair: Daniel Russell, U.S.-Russia Business CouncilSergey Aleksashenko, Brookings…

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Tras La Perla

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Georgetown University Main Campus ICC Auditorium

Carlos Vive's Social Impact Project Carlos Vives is a Grammy Award winning-Colombian singer and composer, best known for his fusion of pop vocals and traditional Colombian vallenato music. In addition to being an internationally renowned artist, Vives is a devoted social and environmental activist, promoting social and sustainability initiatives in Colombia. Tras la Perla is one of Carlos Vives' most successful not-for-profit initiatives that aims to revive and empower Pescaito, one of the most vulnerable neighborhoods in his native Colombian…

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Career Chat with Developing Radio Partners & EMPEA

September 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
ICC 305-A

Join GU Law Alumna Ann Marie Plubell for a career chat to discuss her diverse professional experiences. Ann Marie is currently the Chairwoman of the Developing Radio Partners Board of Directors and Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at EMPEA. Prior to EMPEA, Ann Marie spent 22 years as Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Sallie Mae.RSVP on WalshWorks

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Latin America’s “Pink Tide” Governments and Recent Conservative Inroads: A Conversation with Steve Ellner

September 25 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
ICC 450

Tuesday, September 25 join CLAS for in insightful discussion on current political trends led by one of the most preeminent Latin Americanists in our hemisphere: Dr. Steve Ellner. Lunch will be provided. Steve Ellner earned his Ph.D. in Latin American history at the University of New Mexico in 1980. Since 1977 he has taught economic history and political science at the Universidad de Oriente in Puerto La Cruz. He has been a visiting professor at Georgetown University (2004), Duke University (2005),…

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Careers in Humanitarian Aid Coffee Chat

September 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
McGhee Library

Are you considering a career in humanitarian aid? Come to this informal coffee chat where Father Ryscavage, a Jesuit priest on campus, will share insights from his extensive experiences in humanitarian aid work. During the chat, Father Ryscavage can address the types of opportunities available, the skills necessary to do the work, and how to best position yourself for success in this field. Please come with any and all questions as there will be plenty of time for Q &…

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The Aspen Institute Information Session

September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
ICC 700

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. Our Mission Ideas Spark intellectual inquiry and exchange, connecting new concepts to timeless valuesLeadership Create a diverse worldwide community of leaders committed to the greater good Action Provide a nonpartisan forum for reaching solutions on vital public policy issues.RSVP on WalshWorks

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TD International Information Session

September 25 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
McGhee Library

Join Lauren Sung (MASIA '18) for an information session about TD International. Headquartered in Washington, DC with offices in Houston, Dubai, Singapore, and Zurich, TDI Compliance is a global firm specializing in addressing compliance risks across an increasingly complex regulatory landscape. Regardless of the challenges businesses face, be it corruption, bribery, money laundering, or other compliance risks, we provide cost-effective, risk management solutions customized to our clients’ business needs. TDI Compliance is currently seeking individuals with strong language skills and…

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Lumina Analytics Information Session

September 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
McGhee Library

At Lumina Analytics, we believe that publicly available data can be harnessed and used in ways that are extraordinarily valuable; ways that allow us to identify risks and opportunities early; ways that give us the advantage of time and speed; ways that solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Lumina’s mission is to be trusted, global advisors to corporate and government clients.RSVP on WalshWorks

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Kalaris Intelligence Conference: The Art and Science of Intelligence

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Gaston Hall – Georgetown University, 37th & O Streets, N.W., Washington, DC 20057, USA Washington, DC United States

Sponsored by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the Georgetown Center for Security Studies, this conference will cover a range of national security issues, with a focus on the blend of skills and diverse perspectives required to confront emerging intelligence challenges and opportunities. Intelligence collection and analysis require deep technical expertise and an understanding of cutting-edge technology trends. Presenting complex intelligence to decision makers also requires creativity. This blend of art and science, of creativity and technical expertise, ensures actionable intelligence…

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Knowing Your Worth: Setting the Stage to Negotiate

September 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
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 on WalshWorks

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Presidential Management Fellows Information Session

September 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Old North 205

Join the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for an information session to learn about the Presidential Management Fellows Program. The session will cover the application process, assessment, placement, and other details about the program.RSVP on WalshWorks

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Lloyd George Centennial Lectures: Conversation with Taro Kono (SFS’86), Foreign Minister of Japan

September 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Gaston Hall

The Lloyd George Centennial Lectures on the Future of Globalization is proud to present a lecture with Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono (SFS'86) on Friday, September 28, 2018.Foreign Minister Kono will join Dr. Michael Green, Director of the Georgetown University Asian Studies Program, in a discussion about current affairs in Asia.Important notes about the event:GU ID is required for entry.Please do not bring large bags or backpacks.Admission is free and on a first-come, first-serve basis.Enter through the south tower of…

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An Evening of Brazilian Music ft. Rogerio Souza and Edinho Gerber

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Arrupe Hall

Rogério Souza and Edinho Gerber Choro and Samba Guitar Duo We invite all those interested in Brazilian Culture, Politics, Environment and more to join us for a reception and music Reception begins: 6PM Music begins: 6:30 pm Co-sponsored by the Georgetown Department of History, Center for Latin American Studies, and Americas Initiative. For further information, contact Bryan McCann: bm85@georgetown.edu

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October 2018

The Bridge Initiative and BMW Center for German and European Studies: European Islamophobia Report

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Intercultural Center 270, Georgetown University, 3700 O St. NW, Washington, DC 20057, 1401 Center St NW
Washington, DC United States

 The Bridge Initiative is excited to partner with the BMW Center for German and European Studies to host Dr. Farid Hafez (Bridge Senior Research Fellow) and Dr. Enes Bayrakli for a discussion on the recently published:European Islamophobia Report 2017*Lunch will be served**Limited Seating*Click here to  RSVPPlease join us for a discussion with both co-editors of the third issue of the annual European Islamophobia Report (EIR) which consists of an overall evaluation of Islamophobia in Europe in the year 2017, as…

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POSTPONED: Forcier Consulting Information Session

October 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
ICC 462

Forcier Consulting is a multi-disciplinary research and monitoring & evaluation firm operating in logistically challenging environments across the world. Since 2011, Forcier has completed more than 550 research projects across 34 countries, for partners such as USAID, UNICEF, Gallup, The World Bank, Save the Children, DAI, Oxfam, UNHCR, Plan International, and many more. Our eight permanent offices in South Sudan, Somalia, Mozambique, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Egypt, Kenya, and Uganda are home to more than 200 staff -…

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Coffee Chat with U.S. Department of Treasury with Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes

October 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
ICC 302-P

Warren Ryan (MSFS '14), Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Strategic Policy, within the Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, will be hosting an informal career chat with students. Come learn about Warren's current experience working for The Department of the Treasury, as well as his prior experiences in global management consulting, international development, and strategic communications.RSVP on WalshWorks

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Alfa Fellowship Program Information Session

October 2 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
ICC 305-A

The Alfa Fellowship Program is an 11-month, fully-funded professional development opportunity in Russia for emerging American, British and German leaders in business, media, law, policy and related fields. In addition to work experience, the program includes language training, seminars, and travel. The annual application deadline is November 15. For more information, please visit: culturalvistas.org/alfa

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Religion and Democracy in Indonesia

October 2 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm EDT
Intercultural Center 270, Georgetown University, 3700 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20057, 1401 Center St NW
Washington, DC United States

Indonesia is experiencing an Islamic renaissance: a flowering of religious ideas, art, literature, architecture, institutions, and intellectual creativity, stimulated by civil freedoms, democracy, education, and prosperity. This community is more religiously diverse than it has ever been, even though it is threatened by growing Islamic radicalism. What do Muslims think about democracy, scientific rationality, and equal human rights for all, especially for women and non-Muslims? How do Muslims respond to the global environmental crisis? Prof. Bernard Adeney-Risakotta, author of "Living…

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Department of State Alumni Chat: Russell Galeti (MSFS ’13)

October 2 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Cawley Career Education Center

During this career chat, Russell Galeti Jr. (MSFS '13), who currently works as a Civil Military Partnerships Officer at the State Department's Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO), will share information about his background, which includes military service, a Presidential Management Fellowship, and security-related work. He will also offer insights and advice for students seeking opportunities in the federal government. View Mr. Galeti's LinkedIn profile to learn more about his career path: https://www.linkedin.com/in/galeti/

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“Islam: as a discourse of Resistance in Iran”

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Intercultural Center 270, Georgetown University, 3700 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20057, 1401 Center St NW
Washington, DC United States

In this event, Dr. Pouya Alimagham will adress topics related to resitance movements within Iran both after the Revolution and during. He will touch on Iranian State Ideology and the popular protests that spread across the region in 2009. Event URL: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/islam-as-a-discourse-of-resistance-in-iranpouya-alimagham-phd-tickets-46615439033

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CIA Application Workshop

October 3 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Cawley Career Education Center – Leavey Center

Interested in a career at the Central Intelligence Agency? Come and learn more about how to create as successful an application as possible. Students are encouraged to bring a copy of their resume and their laptops to follow along. No other organization does what we do. We are the nation's premier agency for providing global intelligence in the ever-changing political, social, economic, technological and military landscapes. You'll find that helping to protect our country is an incredibly rewarding endeavor-one that…

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