News Archive

  • The Future of Nile Cooperation
    The Future of Nile Cooperation
    April 24, 2015

    Bart Hilhorst, a water resources specialist and former Chief Technical Advisor for the FAO project on the Nile basin, delivered a CIRS Focused Discussion on “The Future of Nile Cooperation” on March 25, 2015. The lecture centered on the complexities of water cooperation, with a focus on the Nile Basin. Hilhorst introduced the audience to these intricate issues by explaining that “water resources management is not a technical issue. Rather, quintessentially, it is a political issue. It determines who gets what and when.”

  • The Future of Peace Corps in the 21st Century
    DIRECTOR: CROSS-CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING KEY TO PEACE CORPS SUCCESS
    February 24, 2015

    THE PEACE CORPS can benefit from engaging with countries that have tenuous relations with the United States, said Carrie Hessler-Radelet, the international organization’s director, at a Feb. 23 lecture at Georgetown.

  • Carol Ibe
    SCHOLARS AIM TO FIGHT HUNGER IN AFRICA, AMPLIFY MARGINALIZED VOICES
    February 23, 2015

    TWO GEORGETOWN GRADUATES – CAROL Ibe (G’06) and Aya Waller-Bey (C’14) – have won highly competitive, prestigious Gates Cambridge scholarships, which cover a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject at the University of Cambridge.

  • Dr. Rajiv Shah
    GEORGETOWN APPOINTS USAID ADMINISTRATOR AS SFS DISTINGUISHED FELLOW
    February 18, 2015

    States Agency for International Development (USAID), will join Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service (SFS) faculty as a distinguished fellow, beginning March 1. Shah has championed USAID’s mission to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies for more than four years. He led President Obama’s landmark Feed the Future and Power Africa initiatives and has refocused America’s global health partnerships to end preventable child death.

  • Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement
    Georgetown Lauded by Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement
    January 16, 2015

    The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has renewed Georgetown’s prestigious classification as one of the nation’s premier institutions committed to community engagement. Since 2008 – when the university first received the classification – Georgetown has developed academic programs that feature community engagement as a major component – including a master’s in global human development, a minor in education, inquiry and justice, a justice and peace studies major, and a Global Social Enterprise Initiative.

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton
    Hillary Clinton: Including Women Key to Peace Processes
    December 3, 2014

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks on "Smart Power: Security Through Inclusive Leadership" in Georgetown's historic Gaston Hall.

  • The O’Neill Institute Welcomes Dainius Pūras as a Distinguished Visitor
    November 24, 2014

    The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University welcomes Mr. Dainius Pūras as a Distinguished Visitor. The United Nations Human Rights Council appointed Mr. Pūras as Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health at its twenty-sixth session in June 2014.

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    GLOBAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT STUDENTS INTERN ABROAD
    November 21, 2014

    Global Human Development students are required to undertake a field project in the summer between their two years of study that will involve hands-on development work.

  • Buthaina Al Ansari
    CIRS Monthly Dialogue: Buthaina Al Ansari on Female Leaders in Qatar
    November 17, 2014

    Buthaina Al Ansari, founder and Chairperson of Qatariat T&D Holding Company and Senior Human Resources Director at Ooredoo, delivered a CIRS Monthly Dialogue on the topic of “Sheroes—How Female Leaders are Changing Qatar” on November 17, 2014.

  • East Africa Road Safety Project
    East Africa Road Safety Project Gets $3 Million Grant
    November 12, 2014

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Georgetown researchers a $3 million grant to expand a road safety intervention project in East Africa, where traffic accidents are a leading cause of death.