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Speakers at the second annual Georgetown Africa Business Conference discussed the large potential for economic growth on the African continent in the Lohrfink Auditorium on Feb. 4.

Conference Promotes Businesses in Africa

February 9, 2017 at 11:00 pm 0 comments

The Vice President for Africa at the World Bank Makhtar Diop stressed the need to focus on Africa’s enormous global economic potential at the second annual Georgetown Africa Business Conference in the Lohrfink Auditorium on Feb. 4. Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, in conjunction with the Walsh School of ForeignRead More

The TPP Needs to Continue Without the U.S.

The TPP Needs to Continue Without the U.S.

February 2, 2017 at 11:38 pm 0 comments

“The thinking is that it’s better to have a weakened TPP than no TPP at all,” Eugene Tan, a former member of Singapore’s parliament, said. Other Pacific Rim countries seem to agree. The question that remains is: Can smaller economies partner after the departure of the United States to salvageRead More

University Launches New Masters Programs

February 2, 2017 at 11:36 pm 0 comments

Georgetown will launch the new Master of Arts in Educational Transformation and the Master of Arts in Learning and Design graduate programs in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in summer of 2017. The programs, which have already begun accepting applications, will be one to two years long, dependingRead More

Asli Acar (COL '18) and Gamze Keklik, a George Washington University Student, started a new clothing brand in August 2016.

Students Expand Clothing Brand to New York

February 2, 2017 at 11:32 pm 1 comment

The student-founded fashion label Bassigue will soon expand its presence in the American market with a boutique in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City five months after its launch in August 2016. The fine clothing firm founded by Asli Acar (COL ’18) and Gamze Keklik, an undergraduate at theRead More

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Speakers at the forum discussed the need for the labor market to accommodate the needs of workers in a digital era.

Baker Forum Promotes Economic Innovation

February 2, 2017 at 11:30 pm 0 comments

The inaugural Baker Forum unveiled the Baker Innovation Grant, which awards five McCourt School of Public Policy students $20,000 to design solutions to a particular political issue on Jan. 25. Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service Executive Director Mo Elleithee revealed the grant halfway through the forum, the culminationRead More

Bitcoin’s Hidden Potential

Bitcoin’s Hidden Potential

January 26, 2017 at 11:10 pm 1 comment

You have heard the buzz about bitcoin, the global currency that only exists online. What you might not have heard is that bitcoin is just one part of a larger cryptocurrency movement that has the potential to change the financial industry. In 2009, Bitcoin v0.1, the network over which bitcoinRead More

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Professor Paasha Mahdavi, along with professors from UCLA, found that low gasoline taxes are hindering climate change progress.

Countries Fail to Curb Fossil Fuels

January 26, 2017 at 11:04 pm 0 comments

Governments are not discouraging fossil fuel consumption, according to Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy professor Paasha Mahdavi and University of California, Los Angeles professor Michael L. Ross in their paper “Nature Energy” published Jan. 9. The researchers analyzed global gasoline prices, taxes and subsidies in “Global Progress andRead More

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Georgetown University Women Coders held a programming event to provide women with more exposure to computer science fields.

Coding Party Promotes Computer Science

January 26, 2017 at 11:02 pm 2 comments

The Georgetown University Women Coders, also known as guWeCode, launched the second annual Coding Party in the Healey Family Student Center on Jan. 18 to promote more women to engage and participate in the field of computer science. The event, which was attended by about 50 people, was open toRead More

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University President John J. DeGioia and Executive Chairman Ana Botín signed a $2 million agreement with Santander Group on the field of social economy in 2015, pictured above.

Georgetown, Santander Sign $2M Partnership

January 26, 2017 at 11:00 pm 0 comments

The banking organization Santander Group will support graduate-level research at Georgetown University in the field of social economy as part of a $2 million partnership agreement, according to a Jan. 17 announcement. Georgetown and Santander aim to train students, scholars and citizens who will be mindful of the need toRead More

India’s Modern Money

India’s Modern Money

January 19, 2017 at 11:10 pm 0 comments

On Nov. 8 2016, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi demonetized India overnight, announcing that the old 500-rupee and 1,000-rupee notes from the Mahatma Gandhi Series would be obsolete except for a few essential services such as hospitals, pharmaceutical shops, gasoline stations, etc., which could still accept the currency. Modi thenRead More