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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 3, 2014
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks on "Smart Power: Security Through Inclusive Leadership" in Georgetown's historic Gaston Hall.
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.
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.
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.
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.