Walsh Events

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Global Lab Hosts National Theatre of Ghana to Perform Tennessee Williams Play

The National Theatre of Ghana to campus to perform “Ten Blocks on the Camino Real,” an original Tennessee Williams play with a Ghanaian twist. The Lab for Global Politics and Performance hosted the event, which concluded with a panel featuring professors Gwen Mikell and Scott Taylor from the African Studies Program.

CCAS and Partners Host Female Algerian Freedom Fighter for Book Talk

Zohra Drif, a key activist in the the fight for Algerian independence from France, came to campus to discuss her new book. She was joined by the book’s translator from the original French, Andrew Farrand (SFS’06), as well as Ambassador Joan Polaschik (MSFS’93), former U.S. Ambassador to Algeria, and Professor Lahra Smith.

Syrian White Helmets Leader Speaks on Civil Society, Conflict in Syria

On November 14, the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) and the MENA Forum hosted a film screening and panel discussion of the Netflix produced documentary White Helmets, following the efforts of a Syrian civil defense group that seeks out victims of bombings and attempts to rescue them from the rubble of damaged and collapsed buildings.

New Book Highlights Role of Amb. John Blaney (MSFS’76) in Ending Liberian Civil War

On Thursday, October 6, the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program (MSFS) hosted an event showcasing Dante Paradiso’s new book The Embassy: A Story of War and Diplomacy, which chronicles how the United States helped bring an end to the Liberian Civil War in 2003. The event featured the book’s author Dante Paradiso, an active Foreign Service Officer who served in Liberia during the time the book covers, and Ambassador John Blaney (MSFS’76) who figures centrally in the story.

Alexander Hamilton Society Examines Foreign Policy in 2016 Presidential Election

As Election Day approaches, foreign policy questions have taken a fair share of the spotlight. With both candidates responding to a variety of issues central to national security, and international interventions, Georgetown’s chapter of the Alexander Hamilton Society invited several professors to debate and discuss the foreign policy strategies of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Father Patrick Desbois Speaks on Holocaust By Bullets Project

On Thursday, July 14, the Georgetown Center for Jewish Civilization hosted a talk by Father Patrick DesBois, who spoke on his Holocaust by Bullets project, which has gained international recognition for its methodical and prolific research into the various sites where European Jews were murdered and buried beyond the internment camps.

Secretary Jeh Johnson Engages On Public Service At SFS Undergraduate Commencement

This year’s rain-soaked commencement had a dash of royal glamour with King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan in attendance – but ultimately turned into a noisy, but constructive, forum to talk about immigration, about the experience of undocumented students, about civil dialogue and debate and about the tensions between personal convictions and compromises that are inherent in public service.

SFS On Topic: Humanitarian Sector Reform

David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee spoke at Georgetown on April 27, 2016. Dean Joel Hellman facilitated a conversation following on humanitarian sector reform between Miliband and attendees, including professionals from the humanitarian aid community.