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.
MSFS, the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS), and the Georgetown Anti-Poverty Society (GAPS) hosted Dr. Asad Alam to discuss “Protecting Development Assets During Conflict: The Case of Yemen.”
The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies brought Palestinian politician and member of the Israeli Knesset, Haneen Zoabi, to campus on October 4, 2017. Zoabi is the first Arab woman to serve as a member of the Knesset for an Arab party.
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.
SFS held a launch event to welcome our 2017-2018 SFS Centennial Fellows: Claudia Escobar; Nasser Judeh (SFS’83); and Anne Richard (SFS’82), former U.S. Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration.
Professor Ariane Tabatabai discusses how the Kurdish referendum will affect Tehran.
Professor Colin Kahl argues that President Trump’s desire for a renegotiated Iran deal will not produce better outcomes for the U.S.
Elzbieta Gozdziak argues that the false perception of refugees living off state handouts creates resentment.
Matthew Kroenig argues that the threats against North Korea made in President Trump’s UN speech were a textbook example of how the U.S. deters nuclear warfare.
Professor Michael Green argues that President Trump’s rhetorical approach in his UN speech failed to make any actual change in U.S. diplomacy.
Alumni Marco Figus (SFS’80) was named head of the newly established AXIA Ventures Group in Milan. Figus is set on bringing unique investment opportunities to his clients.
Professor Marc Chernick discusses peace in Colombia and the potential for conflict if the 2018 election winner does not sustain a commitment to the new peace accords.
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.
Professor Dennis Deletant receives an honorary award from Alianta, a philanthropic organization that connects organizations and professionals from Romania and the United States. The award commends Deletant’s expertise on Romanian history.
Professor Ariane Tabatabai argues that President Trump’s speech to the UN will urge President Hassan Rouhani to revitalize Iran’s ballistic missile program.
Professor Charles Kupchan commented on the relationship between President Trump and German chancellor Angela Merkel. Kupchan argued that Trump’s anti-establishment rhetoric clashes with Merkel’s pragmatic approach.