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Durban II: Your Presence Is Humbly Requested

President-elect Obama will face an interesting predicament in April 2009 when the United Nations Durban II conference on combating racism will be held. Durban I, the World Conference Against Racism, was held in South Africa in 2001, a week before September 11. While the vast majority of world leaders attended[Read More…]

by January 12, 2009 0 comments Uncategorized

Durban II: Your Presence Is Humbly Requested

President-elect Obama will face an interesting predicament in April 2009 when the United Nations Durban II conference on combating racism will be held. Durban I, the World Conference Against Racism, was held in South Africa in 2001, a week before September 11. While the vast majority of world leaders attended[Read More…]

by January 12, 2009 0 comments Uncategorized

Georgetown Awarded for Work with Cristo Rey High School

Recently, Georgetown University received the Cristo Rey Partnership Award for its work in providing assistance to a local high school. The first-ever Cristo Rey Partnership Award identifies individuals and organizations that provide resources and support for the Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School, according to Georgetown’s Web site. The award[Read More…]

by December 5, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

D.C. Seeks to Play Host to Gay Games

While thousands will flock to Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Washington, D.C., may host games of its own that year: the Gay Games. etropolitan Washington Gaymes Inc. placed the District’s bid in October, and the Federation of Gay Games announced late last month that the District was[Read More…]

by November 14, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

Flat World Caused Crisis

In 1975, Alice Rivlin became the founding director of the Congressional Budget Office. Over the years, she has served as the director of the Office of Budget and Management and as vice chair of the Federal Reserve Bank. She is an expert on budget, fiscal, monetary and social policy and[Read More…]

by November 11, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

Microfinance, Major Changes

In addition to his time spent in the classroom, Georgetown Professor Rupert Scofield is executive international director of the Foundation for International Community Assistance, a microcredit organization that reaches more than 700,000 clients in 21 countries. Trained as an agricultural economist, he has been in the business of microfinance for[Read More…]

by October 28, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

As Population Grows, D.C. May Build Upward

As the population of the District grows and land becomes more scarce, developers are considering building upward. Christopher Leinberger, urban land strategist, developer and a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institute, argues that Washington, D.C., must find a way to meet the growing demand for housing and office space or[Read More…]

by October 17, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

Law Center Passes on Pass-Fail Grades

Georgetown University Law Center will not be following the lead of three top law schools who have switched to a pass-fail system for their grading policy. Harvard University announced last Friday that it would become the third major U.S. law school to switch from the traditional letter-grade system to pass-fail.[Read More…]

by September 30, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

Professor: Interrogation Could Be Torture

A Georgetown law professor who has been working to end the use of physicians in Army interrogations said he recently received information from the U.S. Army defending its interrogation techniques. Georgetown Law Professor M. Gregg Bloche and his colleague Jonathan Marks, associate professor of bioethics, humanities and law, have been[Read More…]

by September 19, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized