On November 8, 2017 the Mortara Center for International Studies awarded Dr. Jessica Stanton, Associate Professor at University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, with the Georgetown University Lepgold Book Prize.
Professor Joanna Lewis commented on predictions that fossil fuel emissions will rise in 2017 and the growing importance of emissions trends in China, whose long-term trajectories are unclear, in the Washington Post.
GU Politics hosted the Clinton 25 symposium to reflect on President Clinton’s vision and presidency on the 25th anniversary of his election. The “Vision for the World” panel, moderated by SFS Dean Joel Hellman, was co-sponsored by the SFS.
Senior Aditya Pande, an International Economics major, met with his International Finance professor, Fuad Hasanov, in office hours. He left with a proposal to publish research with two Senior Economists at the IMF.
Tighe Flanagan (MAAS ’12) answered questions about his role at the Wikimedia Foundation where he helps educators and students around the world contribute to Wikipedia in an academic setting.
Professor Jacques Berlinerblau, Director of the Center for Jewish Civilization, remarks that separation of powers, toleration, and freedom of conscience originate from Protestant ideals in an essay for The Economist.
Professor Bruce Hoffman, Director of the Center for Security Studies, explains why New York is still a prime target for terrorist groups more than 16 years after the September 11, 2001, attacks.
Jesse Gibson traveled to Cochabamba with Fundación Alerta Verde and the Foundation for Sustainable Development and worked on a solar dehydrator project to address malnutrition in the community.
Pilar Guzman Zavala (MSFS’05) discusses the challenges of juggling being an entrepreneur and a mother, and urges women to ask for help when they need it, in the Miami Herald.
Baer Pettit (MSFS’87) has been announced as the new President of MSCI Inc., a leading provider of indexes and portfolio construction and risk management tools and services for global investors.
Professor Mark Jacobson explained that Russia has historically sought to undermine U.S. political cohesion by promoting extremism, from divisive Facebook posts during the 2016 election to the civil rights movement during the Cold War.
Professor Dennis Wilder, who formerly served on the National Security Council, discussed the importance of protocol, etiquette, and “face” in Asian cultures, advising Trump to refrain from confrontational tweeting during his upcoming diplomatic trip to Asia.
Professor Bruce Hoffman, Director of the Center for Security Studies, explains that while there is no way to predict lone wolf terror attacks such as that in New York on October 31, there are lessons the U.S. can learn from Israel and Europe in preventing the attacks altogether.
Professor Daniel Byman explains President Trump’s call for changes to the U.S. visa system and methods to combat homegrown terrorism in the wake of the October 31st attack in New York City, on BBC World Service Newshour.
Professor Bruce Hoffman, Director of the Center for Security Studies, explains that terrorism is “a tool designed to achieve some form of political change by using violence, or at least the threat of violence, to do so.”
Alumna Margaret Novicki (SFS’77) is running against the six-term incumbent Town Selectman of Orange, Connecticut. Novicki is a retired United Nations official, and this would be her first time serving the town council.
The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security launches a global index that will not only monitor progress on gender equality, political participation and poverty rights but also include the basic necessities for well-being such as inclusion, access to justice and security.
Father Patrick Desbois was awarded the Lantos Human Rights Prize for uncovering Nazi killing sites and millions of previously unknown victims. His acceptance speech on Capitol Hill cautioned against the advertisement of crime.
Even though ISIS has lost territory across Iraq and Syria, Professor Bruce Hoffman argues that ISIS can still regroup in ungoverned areas. Thus, Hoffman sees a need for increased international forces to destabilize their organizational efforts.
Professor Michael Green argues that the Trump administration needs dialogue accompanied by pressure in order to get any results from negotiations with North Korea on its nuclear facilities.
The BMW Center for German and European Studies hosted Professor Joyce Marie Mushaben, Professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, to discuss her new book, “Becoming Madam Chancellor: Angela Merkel and the Berlin Republic.”
The Center for Jewish Civilization was honored to host Mr. Elliott Abrams on October 23, 2017 for a discussion on his new book, Realism and Democracy: American Foreign Policy After the Arab Spring, in Riggs Library.
The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Culture and Politics Program hosted a screening of the documentary film National Bird that was followed by a discussion with the film’s director Sonia Kennebeck.
Professor Bruce Hoffman, quoted by the Associated Press, argues that al-Qaida has been rebuilding while the U.S. focuses on ISIS.
Professors Michael Green and Matthew Kroenig argue for the U.S. to take a diplomatic approach of deterrence towards North Korea in order to denuclearize and unify the Korean Peninsula.
Three SFS students joined Derek Goldman, professor and Co-Director of the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, this summer on a trip to Segovia, Spain, where they debuted their original piece, I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE: An Immigrant Anthology, in front of international audiences.
Angela Stent argues that Russian leaders miscalculated President Trump’s predictability when they interfered with the U.S. election.
The New York Times reports that President Trump intends to appoint Nielsen, a current White House aide and “no-nonsense player and policy wonk,” to be the next DHS Secretary.
Oriana Skylar Mastro, Assistant Professor of Security Studies, described to ABC News how special forces from China’s People’s Liberation Army could likely secure most NK nuclear sites in the event of war.
Clinicians, nonprofit leaders, academics, and national experts gathered at Georgetown for a conference this past Tuesday on the heartbreaking mental health status of Syrian refugee children.