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December 6, 2019

The Chilean Iceberg: Studying Abroad Amidst Chilean Protests

By: Cira Mancuso

During my semester abroad in Santiago, Chile, I witnessed peaceful protests met with tear gas, water cannons, and rubber bullets. At night, the sound of my air conditioning was overpowered…
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December 2, 2019

Women in local governance are key to building resilience to climate-fragility risks

By: Molly Kellogg and Lauren Olosky

The United Nations has recognized climate change as having important implications for peace and security, acting as a “threat multiplier” to other drivers of insecurity. In already fragile contexts, the…
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November 14, 2019

Students Contribute to New Women, Peace and Security Index Launched at UN

By: GIWPS

Undergraduate and graduate students at Georgetown help measure women’s inclusion, access to justice and security across the globe. Elena Ortiz (SFS’21) and Bryan Haiwen Zou (G’20) are among several Georgetown…
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October 31, 2019

Georgetown Classes on Gender & International Affairs

By: Aida Ross

Study global issues through a gender lens this Spring! You can use this blog post as a resource for making your course selections for the upcoming semester — click through…
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July 25, 2019

Refugees Have Billions to Contribute to U.S. Economy

By: Raiyan Kabir and Lauren Olosky

The Trump administration is currently pressing for dramatic cuts to the United States’ refugee admissions, possibly curbing the number to zero next year. This potential overhaul of U.S. policy is…
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July 16, 2019

Academic Leaders Call for Diversity and Inclusion in Global Affairs Education

Deans and directors of top U.S. graduate schools in international affairs and public policy released recommendations to increase focus on diversity and inclusion in global affairs education. Academic leaders from…
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June 10, 2019

Can Data Make India a Safer Place for Women?

By: ElsaMarie D'Silva

For the first time, India was ranked the most dangerous country for women with regards to sexual violence by the 2018 Thomson Reuters perception survey. The results sparked heated debates…
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May 30, 2019

Where are the Nuremberg Trials for the Yazidis?

By: Cira Mancuso

Pari Ibrahim is the founder and executive director of the Free Yezidi Foundation, a non-profit organization that seeks to support and protect members of the Yazidi community—a religious minority based…
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May 29, 2019

Undergraduates Reflect on Meeting Hillary Clinton, Advancing Women’s Rights

By: GIWPS

Before former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered a recent keynote address at Georgetown University, a student assistant from the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) had…
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April 9, 2019

Study Global Women’s Issues at Georgetown this Fall

By: Meredith Forsyth

Are you interested in learning more about women’s rights or international security, development, religion, or the environment? There are numerous undergraduate and graduate courses with a gender lens offered this…
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