Post Tagged with: "conflict"

Georgetown Initiatives Receive $1 Million to Fund Research

Georgetown Initiatives Receive $1 Million to Fund Research

A $1 million grant for research on the social enterprise movement and women’s economic mobility was awarded by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and the McDonough School of Business’ Global Social Enterprise Initiative in August. The grant is intended to[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Enforcing Corporate Ethics

Enforcing Corporate Ethics

The Trump administration plans to sign an executive order to suspend the section of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that prevents U.S. companies from selling and trading conflict minerals Feb. 14. Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank law required companies to disclose any resources in their supply[Read More…]

by February 16, 2017 1 comment Business, Business - Top

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

In Search of Diplomatic Respect

I am a Palestinian in J Street U, a pro-Israel, pro-Palestine, pro-peace organization that advocates a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and this week was particularly trying for me. This past week, Georgetown Students for Justice in Palestine took part in the annual International Israeli Apartheid Week, and I[Read More…]

by March 22, 2016 3 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: 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
Love Fosters Lasting Peace

Love Fosters Lasting Peace

Monday nights for me, since the latter days of August, have meant calls home to my mother, sister and father. I usually ask for a recap of the important things I am missing back in Richmond — only the big ones though, because my mom can really talk — and[Read More…]

by November 20, 2015 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
Palestine, BDS, and Richard Falk: An Answer to GIA

Palestine, BDS, and Richard Falk: An Answer to GIA

The Georgetown Israel Alliance (GIA) seems to have taken considerable exception to an earlier campus event featuring a lecture and question-and-answer session with Princeton international law scholar and former U.N. Special Rapporteur Richard Falk. Subsequently, a member of the GIA went on to dismiss and denounce the event as having[Read More…]

by December 28, 2014 4 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Megan Schmidt

Boycott Brings Only Silence

Over the course of history, boycotts have been powerful instruments in catalyzing social change. Individuals and institutions have wielded such measures to dramatically express their disagreement with certain policies or practices. But dramatics in the university sphere are not frequently the most productive way to rectify a situation, as the[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
COURTESY NITZAN GABAI

A view of Israel

Leaving Turmoil Behind

For all international students, adjusting to life at Georgetown can pose a significant challenge. But for those who come from countries sprawled across the front pages of American newspapers due to violent protests, devastating typhoons and even a renewed military regional conflict, the shift in lifestyle and experience is even[Read More…]

by September 12, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide