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Portraits That Defy a President

    The Hoya spoke with five members of the Georgetown community — from Haiti, South Sudan, El Salvador and Cameroon — who shared their thoughts on the president’s remarks and their families’ stories of immigrating to the United States. CLICK HERE TO READ STORY Have a reaction to this[Read More…]

by January 19, 2018 0 comments Features, News
ALEXANDRA BRUNJES FOR THE HOYA

Exploring ‘Visionary’ at the National Museum of African Art

“Our primary goal is simply, ‘Look closely, see further,’” said Kevin Dumouchelle, exhibit co-curator, during the press preview for the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art’s upcoming exhibit, “Visionary.” Opening on Nov. 4 and remaining in the museum as part of its permanent collection, “Visionary” will be the largest long-term[Read More…]

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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

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 Foreign[Read More…]

by February 9, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top

VIEWPOINT: Putting Politics Before Justice

Last month, South Africa announced its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court. The decision came only days after Burundi announced that it would also leave the court. This brings the number of African countries that have either left or initiated the process of leaving the ICC to five, raising concerns[Read More…]

by November 14, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
COURTESY AFRICA BUSINESS CONFERENCE TEAM
John Vitalo, the Chief Executive Officer of financial services holding company Atlas Mara, ended the Africa Business conference with his closing remarks regarding Africa's population growth, which he believes will position the continent for rapid economic development in coming decades.

Conference Addresses African Business Potential

Over 300 people from countries as far as Haiti, Nigeria and Uganda flocked to the Rafik B. Hariri Building on Feb. 6 for the inaugural Georgetown Africa Business Conference. Hosted by Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and the School of Foreign Service’s African studies program, the sold-out event tackled the[Read More…]

by February 12, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top
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Former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Tony Blair talked development in Africa in Gaston Hall Thursday.

Blair Talks Global Governance

Former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Tony Blair discussed the importance of implementing effective governance and the role of the international community in African development in Gaston Hall on Thursday. The event, which was called “A Conversation on Governance, Development and Africa,” was moderated by Steven Radelet,[Read More…]

by April 24, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Ebola Outbreak Shows Disparity in Resources

How many handshakes do you think happen in Washington, D.C., every day? Used in business deals, among friends and between politicians, a handshake is a nearly universal sign of greeting in the Western world. Now imagine D.C. with no handshakes. It is an unnerving mental picture that seems awkwardly stiff[Read More…]

by September 5, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Sirleaf addresses the media in London in Nov. 2012.

Ebola Crisis Postpones Africa Business Forum

The Ebola crisis in western Africa has prompted the postponement of “The Future of Development and Business in Africa,” an Aug. 4 forum that was to feature Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The event, sponsored by the university and The Coca-Cola Company, has yet to be rescheduled. The forum’s focus[Read More…]

by July 31, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

GIRA Grant Funds Grad Students’ Debate Initiative in Africa

Kelvin Moyaka, a former student at St. Aloysius Gonzaga in Nairobi, Kenya, always avoided public speaking until his school began participating in regular debate competitions. “This made my English teacher persistent in inviting me to public speaking competitions,” Mokayasaid. “In as much as we had to do the research, we also had[Read More…]

by February 28, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized

Diplomatic Official Calls for Nuanced Approach to African Politics

Michael Pelletier (SFS ’86), deputy assistant secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs in the Bureau of African Affairs in the U.S. State Department, argued for a nuanced interpretation of growing turmoil caused by violent extremism in West Africa on Monday afternoon. Pelletier discussed the recent strife in[Read More…]

by February 13, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized