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March 2019

Hong Kong’s Role in the U.S.-China Relationship

March 25 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
ICC 302-P

The Asian Studies Program invites students, faculty, and staff to a discussion about Hong Kong's role in the U.S.-China relationship with Ms. Anson Chan, former Chief Secretary of Hong Kong, Mr. Charles Mok, HK Legislative Council Member representing the technology constituency, and Dennis Kwok, HK Legislative Council Member representing the legal constituency. The event will be moderated by Dr. Michael Green, Director of the Asian Studies Program, as well as Dennis Wilder, Assistant Professor & Managing Director of the Initiative…

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Sudan Update: What is Happening and What Does it Mean?

March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
CCAS Boardroom

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University is pleased to present a panel of three experts on Sudan to share their takes on current events and the significance behind recent uprisings in the country. Curious about what is happening in Sudan and what the future holds for the nation? Whether you are well acquainted with Sudan or new to following recent Sudanese events, everyone will be sure to take away a lot from this panel.Meet the panelistsDr. Dimah…

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HE Lolwa El-Khater: Media and Politics in the Middle East

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
CCAS Boardroom (ICC 141)

About the EventGeorgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies is pleased to host Lolwah Al-Khater, spokesperson for the Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to discuss her perspective on media and politics in the Middle East. Lolwah stands at the forefront of the intersection of media and politics and has a comprehensive understanding of the role the media plays in shaping public perception of the various events that are currently bringing turmoil to the region and the world. During a time…

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The Aftermath of Christchurch: Voices and Consequences

March 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
ACMCU Boardroom ICC #270

ACMCU Event in partnership with the Center for Australian, New Zeland and Pacific Studies,Event's Description:During Friday prayer on March 15, 2019 worshippers at the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre suffered a terrorist attack by an avowed white nationalist. Fifty people died in the attack and another forty injured. It was the largest mass shooting in New Zealand's history. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern issued the "...strongest possible condemnation of the ideology for those who did this…

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“After 1857: Religion, Rebels, and Jihad in South Asia” by Dr. Ilyse Morgenstein

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Intercultural Center (ICC), 37th & O Streets NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA. Boardroom ICC270.

Speaker: Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst is an assistant professor of religion and director of the Middle East Studies program at the University of Vermont. She earned her PhD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in religious studies, with a specialization in Islamic studies, in 2012; a Master’s of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School in 2007; and a BA from Colgate University in Religion and Asian Studies in 2005. Her research centers on Islam and Muslims in South…

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Asylum and the Alliance: How the United States and Australia Negotiate Refugee Protection

March 27 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
ICC 141, Georgetown University, 3700 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20057, 2501 University Pl NW United States

Institute for the Study of International Migration, the Center for Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies and the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, University of New South Wales presentAsylum and the Alliance: How the United States and Australia Negotiate Refugee ProtectionRSVP HereIn November 2016, near the end of the Obama administration, the Australian and US governments concluded an agreement that allowed for the transfer of roughly 1,250 refugees held in detention centers located in Nauru and on Papua New…

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Masters in Development Seminar Series: Prof. Ken Opalo

March 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EDT
ICC 700

ZOOM LINK: https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/666943342Assistant Professor, African Studies Program, SFS "Institutions and Development"

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Photographing The Hermit Kingdom

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
HFSC, Social Room

Please join the Georgetown University Lecture Fund and the Asian Studies Program for a conversation with National Geographic award-winning photographer, David Guttenfelder, about his experience photographing North Korea.

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Mapping the Spirit: Geography of Hasidism

March 28 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
McGhee Library

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to a lecture by Marcin Wodziński. Professor Wodziński's lecture will examine the rise of Hasidism among East European Jewry in the eighteenth century and the borders which limited the movement. Additionally, he will consider the resurrection and strength of Hasidism from the post-Holocaust era to today. These and other topics will inform the lecture about the geography of this socio-religious movement in modern Judaism. Marcin Wodziński is Professor of Jewish history and literature,…

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D.O. on the Ground Workshop

March 28 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
ICC 305-A

Hosted by Industry Coaches Anna Branam & Chris Cruden. An inside look into the work and life of intelligence operations professionals. Anna and Chris will provide perspectives on not only what it takes to get the job, but also what a career as a case officer or operations support officer is all about.

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Political Risk & Strategic Advising in Asia: A Conversation with Nirav Patel, President of The Asia Group

March 29 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
ICC 302-P

The Asian Studies Program invites students to join us for a skills-based workshop with co-founder and President of The Asia Group, Mr. Nirav Patel. In this workshop, Mr. Patel will speak with students about political risk and strategic advising in Asia and what is it like to work at the nexus of business and policy.Nirav Patel is the co-founder and President of The Asia Group. He is responsible for the firm's growth strategy and management of a diverse portfolio of…

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Diverse Diplomacy Leaders series with Ambassador James Irwin Gadsden

March 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
McGhee Library

RSVP: https://james_irwin_gadsden.eventbrite.comTalk with Ambassador James Irwin GadsdenDate: Friday, March 29, 2019Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmLocation: McGhee LibraryJoin us to listen to Ambassador James Irwin Gadsden, a former Senior Career Foreign Service Officer and former Senior Counselor for International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation in Princeton, share his insights on diversity and inclusion at the State Department and advice for diverse candidates considering a career in foreign policy.Note: due to space limitations, seating is on a first…

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April 2019

In the News: Brexit … Again!

April 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Mortara Center

The Mortara Center and the BMW Center for German and European Studies are excited to discuss the current state of Brexit and the political turmoil in the United Kingdom as a result of Prime Minister Theresa May's inability to secure a deal to leave the Union. Please join Professor Abraham Newman, Professor Jeffrey Anderson, Professor Natividad Fernández Sola, and Ph.D. candidate Niccolò Bonifai in the Mortara Center on Monday, April 1st from 12:30-1:30 PM. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-the-news-brexitagain-tickets-59058490535

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Women’s Economic Empowerment in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States: The Role of the Private Sector

April 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
HFSC Herman Room

Women’s economic participation is critical for growing economies and creating the conditions for sustainable peace and security. Yet little attention has been paid to the particular economic challenges facing the estimated 264 million women living in fragile and conflict-affected countries. Women often face the most severe economic exclusion in fragile and conflict-affected countries, yet their nations have a crucial need for their economic participation.This panel discussion will: provide an overview of GIWPS’ research on women’s economic empowerment in fragile and…

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“Reading Gender in Early Islamic Law: Male and female slaves as legal subjects”

April 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
ACMCU Boardroom ICC 270

Event's Description:This talk explores the legal construction of gender in early Islamic law, through a close reading of the legal works of an 11th century Muslim jurist, Muḥammad b. Aḥmad al-Sarakhsī. Through a comparative exploration of the construction of male and female slaves as legal subjects, I demonstrate that gender in early Islamic law was varied and multiple. Human gendered existence was not constructed along a binary of male and female but instead conceptualized primarily along the active/passive binary. In…

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Doubt and Religious Psychotherapy

April 3 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
McGhee Library

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to a lecture by Dr. Ayala Fader. During this talk, Dr. Fader will explore the emergence of religious (frum) therapy as a treatment for ultra-Orthodox Jews with life-changing doubt. Married and with children, these ultra-Orthodox men and women often live “double lives,” no longer believing in divine revelation, but continuing to practice publicly to protect their families. When double lifers’ doubting is uncovered or confessed they are often sent by a rabbi to…

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Preview Screening and Panel Discussion of a Great Decisions documentary

April 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
ICC Auditorium

Preview Screening and Panel Discussion of a Great Decisions documentary RSVP link: https://great_decisions.eventbrite.com Wednesday, April 3, 4:00 PM ICC Auditorium | Georgetown University Open to the public Moderator John Feeley Ambassador (Ret’d) and Georgetown Fellow Panelists: Ambassador (Ret’d) Jeffrey DeLaurentis Centennial and ISD Distinguished Fellow Ambassador (Ret’d) Nancy McEldowney Director, MSFS Catherine A. Novelli Centennial Fellow Anne Gearan White House and foreign affairs reporter, The Washington Post

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8th Annual Walsh Exchange (Day 1)

April 5 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Mortara Center

The 8th Annual Walsh Exchange, the nation's premier undergraduate international research conference, will be held on April 5th and 6th at the Mortara Center for International Studies. The Walsh Exchange will feature a keynote speech by Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis, former chargé d'affaires at the US Embassy in Havana, and 4 panels of undergraduate researchers presenting their original work. Topics for the panels are Security & Strategy, Cooperation & Competition in Asia, China, and Innovative Development. For more information, and to…

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8th Annual Walsh Exchange (Day 2)

April 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Mortara Center

The 8th Annual Walsh Exchange, the nation's premier undergraduate international research conference, will be held on April 5th and 6th at the Mortara Center for International Studies. The Walsh Exchange will feature a keynote speech by Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis, former chargé d'affaires at the US Embassy in Havana, and 4 panels of undergraduate researchers presenting their original work. Topics for the panels are Security & Strategy, Cooperation & Competition in Asia, China, and Innovative Development.For more information, and to view…

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Event Series Lecture with Ulrike Bergermann

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

A lecture from the BMW Center for German and European Studies's annual event series, "A Century of Women's Struggle: From the Franchise to #MeToo"featuringDr. Ulrike Bergermann Braunschweig University of the Arts

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“Rethinking Salafism: Shifting Trends and Changing Typologies Post Arab Spring”

April 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
ACMCU Boardroom ICC 270

Event Description:In this event, Dr. Yasir Qadhi will discuss the typologies of Salafism pre Arab Spring and then show that we need to basically almost discard that antiquated notion and rethink thru the various categories of Salafis in light of recent changes.Speaker's Bio:Dr. Yasir Qadhi holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, a BA in Hadith Studies and an MA in Islamic Theology from the Islamic University of Madinah, and a PhD in Islamic Studies from…

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Masters in Development Seminar Series: Prof. Rochelle Davis

April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EDT
ICC 700

ZOOM LINK: https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/632042688Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

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Petite Afrique by Somi

April 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Gaston Hall – Georgetown University, 37th & O Streets, N.W., Washington, DC 20057, USA United States

A free, full-scale concert performance of Petite Afrique by acclaimed transatlantic vocalist and songwriter Somi.Petite Afrique is Somi’s award-winning song cycle about the dignity of immigrants and the gentrification of Harlem’s vibrant West African quarter.Stay after the concert for a public discussion with the artists.RSVP Here!Somi's Petite Afrique is presented as part of The Lab's CrossCurrents festival. www.CrossCurrentsfestival.org.This event is sponsored by Georgetown SFS, with support from Georgetown College.ABOUT SOMIBorn in Illinois to immigrants from Rwanda and Uganda, acclaimed vocalist…

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Poetry at the Center: Dr. Laura Cesarco Eglin

April 15 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 1201 36th St NW United States

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to a conversation by Dr. Laura Cesarco Eglin. Dr. Cesarco Eglin is the author of three collections of poetry, Los brazos del saguaro (Yaugurú, 2015), Sastrería (Yaugurú, 2011), and Llamar al agua por su nombre (Mouthfeel Press, 2010). Cesarco Eglin’s poetry appears in América invertida: An Anthology of Emerging Uruguayan Poets (University of New Mexico Press, 2016). Cesarco Eglin’s work has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the co-founding editor…

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Book Discussion: Agony in the Pulpit by Dr. Marc Saperstein

April 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Residence Hall, Georgetown University, 6411 Tondorf Rd, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 3901 Georgetown Ct NW United States

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to a discussion of Dr. Marc Saperstein's book Agony in the Pulpit. About the book: Many scholars have focused on contemporary sources pertaining to the Nazi persecution and mass murder of Jews between 1933 and 1945—citing dated documents, newspapers, diaries, and letters—but the sermons delivered by rabbis describing and protesting against the growing oppression of European Jews have been largely neglected. Agony in the Pulpit is a response to this neglect and to…

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“Leading While Muslim” Panel Discussion with Dr. Debbie Almontaser

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
ACMCU Boardroom ICC 270

Event Description:Panel Discussion with Dr. Debbie Almontaser on her book, Leading While Muslim, book reading, and book signing.Speaker's Bio:Dr. Debbie Almontaser is an internationally recognized, award-winning educator, entrepreneur, speaker and authority on cross cultural understanding. She is an influential community leader and the Founder and CEO of Bridging Cultures Group Inc., a for-profit business that provides professional development and coaching for companies, universities, firms, and K–12 education personnel. Dr. Almontaser was the founding and former principal of the Khalil Gibran…

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The Jewish Community and the 116th Congress

April 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
McGhee Library

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to a lecture by Ambassador David Saperstein. Ambassador Saperstein was the U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom from January 2015 to January 2017. He is currently an adjunct professor with the Walsh School of Foreign Service’s Center for Jewish Civilization and previously was a senior research fellow of the Religious Freedom Research Project at the Berkley Center. An ordained rabbi, he served for several decades as the director of the Religious Action Center…

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Book Launch: Some Unimaginable Animal

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

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to a conversation with Dr. David Ebenbach. Dr. Ebenbach is the author of seven books of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, winners of such awards as the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, the Juniper Prize, and the Orison Books' Fiction Prize. He lives in Washington, DC, where he teaches creative writing and literature in Georgetown University's Center for Jewish Civilization and where he researches and promotes whole-student and inclusive education through Georgetown's Center for New…

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