Deus Bazira Named Director of Global Health Institute
Georgetown has appointed Dr. Deus Bazira, a professor and global health scholar and leader, as the inaugural director of its Global Health Institute, a university-wide platform dedicated to advancing cross-disciplinary research and education on…
Tech Innovations Can Accelerate Equality Say Experts at Georgetown’s International Women’s Day Panel Discussion
The discussion at Georgetown University in Qatar featured experts from various fields including technology, journalism, and law who discussed the need for representation of women in the field of technology.
Workshop Series Highlights Urgency and Hope on Global Children’s Issues
From February 26 through March 2, 2023, the event series brought more than 200 people to Georgetown University throughout the week to engage with outstanding leaders who are supporting children at risk.
Film About Legendary Georgetown Professor and Holocaust Witness Jan Karski Premieres on PBS
Remember This, a feature film based on the stage production Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski created by Georgetown’s Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, explores the legacy of Jan Karski and will premiere on PBS on March 13.
Georgetown University in Qatar Gathers Global Scholars for an Exploration of Law and Religion
At a colloquium hosted by GU-Q, interdisciplinary scholars from Qatar spent two days exploring spirit and law in Abrahamic traditions, the dynamic nature of Islamic thought and practice, and issues that cut across religious boundaries.
Georgetown Named No. 1 Producer of U.S. Fulbright Student Scholars Including Global Health Alumna
The U.S. Department of State recently announced that 49 students and alumni from Georgetown University won Fulbright scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year, making the school the top producer of scholars in the United States.
Sudanese Women Advancing Justice and Equality Since the 1920s
In a podcast with the Brookings Institution, Rogaia Abusharaf, professor of anthropology at Georgetown University in Qatar, discussed the leading role Sudanese women have played in movements for peace from the 1920s to the recent Sudanese revolution.
Four Nuclear States Can Ruin Your Whole Strategy
For the Wall Street Journal, Matthew Kroenig, professor at the School of Foreign Service, suggests the United States needs to prioritize the inspection of Russia's nuclear arsenal to prevent potential attacks from smaller nuclear powers.
The Abrahamic Family House: A New Space for Dialogue
Georgetown University Vice President for Global Engagement Dr. Thomas Banchoff attended the opening of the Abrahamic Family House in Abu Dhabi on February 16.
In Search of Discernment: Hoyas Learn from the Life of St. Ignatius Loyola on Magis Trip to Spain
In the summer of 2022, 21 Georgetown University undergraduate students embarked on a Magis pilgrimage to Spain led by the Office of Mission and Ministry, following in the footsteps of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.
Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte Calls for Russia to Be Held Accountable for Acts in Ukraine
On January 17, the School of Foreign Service hosted Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte for a conversation on the need for transatlantic cooperation in responding to Russian aggression, and providing continued military support to Ukraine.
GU-Q Professor's Book on the Tapestry of Politics and Football
In his book Football in the Middle East (2023), Associate Professor of History at GU-Q Abdullah Al-Arian examines the complex questions raised by football as a significant cultural force in the Middle East, as well as its links to broader political…
Assessing the Japan-U.S. Summit: Insights from Jeffrey Hornung
For the Diplomat, Jeffrey Hornung, adjunct professor at the Asian Studies Program, was invited for a conversation on the implications of U.S.-Japan alliance in the broader Indo-Pacific region following the U.S.-Japan summit.
Russia’s Energy Clout Is Waning, Weakening Its Global Influence
For the Wall Street Journal, Thane Gustafson, professor in the Department of Government, discussed how the Russian economy has become more dependent on energy exports due to sanctions.
Georgetown Honors DC Leader Who Gives Low-Income Immigrants a Fresh Start
Paula Fitzgerald, executive director of the non-profit Ayuda, was honored with the 2023 John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award by Georgetown University.
Students Become Professional Translators in Donatella Melucci’s Course
Professor Melucci teaches a new course allowing students to have hands-on experience with real texts as they work to translate from Italian to English.
Master's Students at MSB Use Social Action Project to Help Evacuate Afghan Refugees
As part of their Social Action Project, students in the Master of Arts in International Business and Policy program helped evacuate refugees from Afghanistan in August 2021 during the fall of Kabul to the Taliban.
Delivering Under Pressure: How Igor Smelyansky (G’05) Has Adapted Ukraine’s National Postal Service to the Chaos of War
Igor Smelyansky, a McDonough School of Business graduate and head of Ukraine’s national postal service, has pioneered creative ways to deliver the mail in extreme conditions.
Georgetown Students Show Spirit of Service at the World Cup
Santiago Rubio-Henao, a Colombian international student at Georgetown University in Qatar, combined his passion for football and international politics at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar by working as a broadcast runner for Telemundo Deportes.
Georgetown Climate Center Joins the Global Climate Change Conversation at COP27
In November 2022, members of the Georgetown Climate Center (GCC) traveled to Egypt to gather and speak with some of the world’s most influential climate leaders at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Benedict XVI’s Most Powerful Influence on the Catholic Church Came Before He Was Pope
For the New Yorker, Paul Elie, senior fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, reflects on the legacy of the late Pope Benedict XVI while serving as the prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
No Time to Waste a Good War
For the American Prospect, Leon Fink, senior research associate at the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, writes that the West must ensure a generous settlement in Ukraine and keep building a revitalized coalition of democracies.
COVID-19 and Religion: Pandemic Lessons and Legacies
In the Review of Faith & International Affairs, Berkley Center Senior Fellow Katherine Marshall draws on the work of the Religious Responses to COVID-19 Project to assess how religious communities experienced and shaped responses to the pandemic.
Georgetown Law Center on National Security to Support War Crimes Investigations in Ukraine
The Center on National Security at Georgetown Law has received a grant from the U.S. Department of State for its work coordinating international efforts to aid Ukraine's prosecutions of war crimes committed during the ongoing Russian invasion.
COP27: Georgetown Community Acts on Climate Change at UN Conference
Georgetown students, alumni, and faculty participated in international climate negotiations and hosted artistic and policy events at COP27 in Egypt.
The Origins and Future of Islamophobia in India
At a November 2022 event, Jocelyne Cesari, senior fellow at the Berkley Center, and Kalpana Jain, editor at the Conversation US, argued that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party have constructed hostile attitudes toward…
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan Unveils Biden’s National Security Strategy on the Hilltop
In October 2022, the School of Foreign Service welcomed U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to discuss the Biden administration's first National Security Strategy.
Medical Students Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, this fall the School of Medicine’s Latino Medical Student Association held a series of events to celebrate Hispanic traditions and raise awareness about racial disparities in health care.
Students Raise $1,000 for Immigrant Legal Aid
Georgetown students of the Vietnamese Student Association, Hoyas for Immigrant Rights, and Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán hosted a fundraiser to support immigrants in need of legal representation, raising over $1,000.