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GREGORY: Boycotting Peace, A Solution that Backfires

Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories is fundamentally wrong. On an ethical level it is an affront to the values of human rights and national self-determination, perpetuating an injustice that forced an innocent population into diaspora and exile. In legal terms, settlement construction in the West Bank and restrictions on[Read More…]

by April 5, 2016 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Cautious Optimism After Iran’s Elections

Voters in the Islamic Republic of Iran turned out en masse Feb. 26 to elect representatives for parliament and the 88-member Assembly of Experts tasked with appointing the country’s next supreme leader. While these elections, considered a referendum on President Hassan Rouhani’s policies of political and economic openness, hinted at[Read More…]

by March 18, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

GREGORY: Twofold Reasoning for American Foreign Policy To Prioritize Yemen

In observing the contemporary Middle East, the media often focuses on a series of well-documented conflicts and crises, namely multi-partisan warfare in Syria, Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, also known as the Islamic State group, advances in Iraq and unrest in the Palestinian territories. Obscured amid this coverage, however,[Read More…]

by March 1, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
GREGORY: Preparing For Syrian  Peace Talks

GREGORY: Preparing For Syrian Peace Talks

When negotiations between Syrian government and opposition representatives designed to establish a rudimentary framework for ending the country’s ongoing civil war began on Feb. 2, hopes were dim that the disparate array of competing parties could stumble upon an agreement in a short period of time. The Geneva conference, experts[Read More…]

by February 12, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
GREGORY: Keep Your Friends Closer: Dealing with Saudi Arabia

GREGORY: Keep Your Friends Closer: Dealing with Saudi Arabia

On Jan. 2, Saudi Arabia executed 47 Shiite Muslims accused of sedition, terrorism and plotting to overthrow the ruling royal family. One was prominent cleric Nimr al-Nimr, an outspoken Shiite rights advocate and critic of the regime. The mass killings immediately drew global criticism from humanitarian groups, with an Amnesty[Read More…]

by January 22, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Tezel, Jikaria Win Executive Race

Tezel, Jikaria Win Executive Race

Trevor Tezel (SFS ’15) and Omika Jikaria (SFS ’15) won the GUSA executive election Thursday night, bringing in 35.23 percent in the first round of instant runoff voting and 50.19 percent of the vote in the third and final round. The ticket, which initially received 1,213 votes in the first[Read More…]

by February 28, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Candidates Surveyed on Disability for Second Year

For the second year in a row, disability advocate Lydia Brown (COL ’15) sent a survey to all Georgetown University Student Association executive candidates addressing disability issues on campus and asking how they would respond to disability-related challenges if elected to office. Brown developed a similar survey during last year’s[Read More…]

by February 27, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

GUSA Election Looks at Free Speech, Unrecognized Groups

In both the presidential and vice presidential debates for the 2014 Georgetown University Student Association election, the topics of free expression and rights for unrecognized student groups, specifically H*yas for Choice, to access university benefits were key topics of discussion. The future of groups such as HFC remains at the[Read More…]

by February 27, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Candidates Propose Budgets

Candidates for the 2014 Georgetown University Student Association executive election have submitted their proposed administrative budgets for the upcoming year. These budgets illustrate similar fiscal plans among the different campaigns regarding aspects of GUSA responsibility, although, in some instances, candidates have chosen to allocate sums of money to fund unique[Read More…]

by February 25, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Student Groups, Leaders Endorse GUSA Tickets

All but one of the four campaign tickets running in the 2014 Georgetown University Student Association executive election received endorsements from student organizations, although all have received significant support from individuals across campus. Last year, 15 student groups officially endorsed candidates, overall, compared to this year’s nine. However, 10 of[Read More…]

by February 25, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News