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.
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.
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.
On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) hosted an event in Riggs Library featuring Mexican Ambassador Gerónimo Gutiérrez.
The Institute for the Study of Diplomacy (ISD) honored United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein as the 2017 recipient of the Raymond ‘Jit’ Trainor Award for Excellence in the Conduct of Diplomacy.
On his recent trip to Washington, D.C., Canadian Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, visited SFS to speak about the economic partnership between Canada and the United States.
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.
On November 1, the Mortara Center for International Studies and the McCourt School of Public Policy hosted Dr. Tobias Schmidt, Assistant Professor of Energy Politics at ETH Zurich, in Switzerland.
In August 2016, Professor Irfan Nooruddin, Hamid bin Khalifa Professor of Indian Politics in the Walsh School of Foreign Service, and Professor Thomas Flores of George Mason University published Elections in Hard Times: Building Stronger Democracies in the 21st Century.
On Thursday, October 27, Georgetown University’s Latin American Initiative hosted Colombia’s Ambassador to the United States, Juan Carlos Pinzón, for a discussion on the Colombian peace process and opportunities for the country moving forward.
On Thursday, October 20, 2016 the Center for Jewish Civilization hosted a symposium on the question of how the Jewish community will vote in the upcoming U.S. Presidential election.
Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy (ISD) presented Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor-in-Chief of The Atlantic, with the 2016 Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting at a dinner event in Copley Formal Lounge October 20.
On Friday, October 7, Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service partnered with the OECD Washington Center to present a discussion on “The Integration of Migrants and Refugees.”
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.
The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics hosted Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef on September 21 to celebrate the Lab’s integration into the School of Foreign Service.
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.
Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, together with the U.S. Department of State and the Sustainable Oceans Alliance, hosted “Our Ocean, One Future: Leadership Summit” at Georgetown University to empower the next generation of leaders and activists to take action towards a healthier and more sustainable ocean.
September 15, 2016 – National Security Advisor Susan Rice opened a new conversation series at Georgetown last night by sharing what she sees as Obama administration foreign policy achievements and calling for more collaborative among nations.
Understanding the importance of the world’s oceans is key to ensuring the security of the planet’s waterways, ecosystems and food chain, U.S Secretary of State John Kerry said during Georgetown’s Our Ocean, One Future Leadership Summit.
On Thursday, September 8, the Center for Jewish Civilization (CJC) in the School of Foreign Service hosted an event discussing “The Netanyahu Premiership: A Retrospective,” which covered a range of issues in Israeli public life and politics.
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.
The Institute for the Study of Diplomacy announces foreign policy journalist Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic as 2016 recipient of the Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting
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.
Georgetown University graduated more than 6,200 students in 10 ceremonies this year, during commencement weekend, May 19-22.
Georgetown’s 2016 Commencement Weekend began today with nearly 1,800 students and their families gathering in McDonough Arena for Senior Convocation.
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.
FBI Director James Comey discussed cooperation between the private sector and the FBI in combating cyber attacks at Georgetown’s sixth annual International Conference on Cyber Engagement, organized by the Master of Science in Foreign Service CyberProject.
Experts in the field gathered at Georgetown’s “Global Mental Health Symposium: Transdisciplinary Perspectives” to discuss the role of mental health care in development and policy situations.
The Carroll Round, the only undergraduate international economics conference of its kind, will celebrate its 15th anniversary April 21-24, gathering top economics students and experts for presentations, speaker events, panels, and mentoring.
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), and Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, presented a screening of the film “Salam Neighbor,” a documentary offering an up-close look at individuals in a Syrian refugee camp.