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Georgetown Donors at Center of Middle East Rivalries

Georgetown Donors at Center of Middle East Rivalries

When Lebanese and Georgetown University elites filled an overflowing Lohrfink Auditorium in 2009 to celebrate a $22 million gift honoring former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, the audience and school did not know that fewer than 10 years later, the Georgetown alumnus who gifted the amount would be at the[Read More…]

by December 8, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ELIZA MINEAUX FOR THE HOYA
Professor Matthew Kroenig, center, moderated a discussion on nuclear nonproliferation and North Korea between former Pentagon official Michael Rubin, left, and newly appointed Vice Dean of Georgetown College David Edelstein, right, on Wednesday night.

Experts Mull More Aggressive North Korean Responses

Foreign policy experts hashed out strategies to combat the rise of nuclear proliferation in rogue states, including more aggressive actions against North Korea, at an event hosted by the Alexander Hamilton Society Wednesday evening. Former Pentagon official Michael Rubin and newly appointed Vice Dean of Georgetown College David Edelstein discussed[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
VIEWPOINT: With Travel Ban, Hatred Trumps Humanity

VIEWPOINT: With Travel Ban, Hatred Trumps Humanity

On Jan. 21, my beloved aunt passed away after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. It was the worst day of my life because it was my first experience with the death of a relative and because, for the first time, I saw my father broken, something I hoped to[Read More…]

by January 31, 2017 3 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Wasil Rezk

REZK: Egypt Must Balance Regional Alliances

The Syrian civil war has not only been a point of contention between the United States and Russia, but has also entangled regional powers in the Middle East, such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The two countries have typically been strong allies not just politically, but also through culture and[Read More…]

by November 29, 2016 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Secretary of Energy Defends Iran Nuclear Deal

Dr. Ernest Moniz defended the Iran nuclear deal and argued for a renewed push toward green energy technology at the 2016 Trainor Lecture and Award in the Intercultural Center on Monday. Hosted by the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Moniz was honored for his role in the Iran nuclear[Read More…]

by April 12, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - 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: 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
NAAZ MODAN/THE HOYA
In his fourth address at Georgetown, Cyrus Reza II Pahlavi, former crown prince of Iran, discussed the road to democracy in Iran and the future of U.S.-Iran relations after the nuclear deal in the ICC on Wednesday.

Pahlavi Talks Challenges in Post-Nuclear Deal Iran

Cyrus Reza II Pahlavi, the head of Iran’s deposed House of Pahlavi, visited Georgetown to discuss misconceptions regarding the recent nuclear deal in light of the evolving political situation in Iran in the Intercultural Center on Wednesday. The International Relations Club sponsored the lecture, titled “American-Iranian Relations Following the Nuclear[Read More…]

by October 30, 2015 5 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Iran, Iran So Far Away

Iran, Iran So Far Away

Tehran has gained a spectacular victory that shifts the balance of power in the Middle East greatly in its favor. What does Iran have to say about its new diplomatic breakthrough? According to Reuters, on Saturday Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a mosque in Tehran, “We will[Read More…]

by July 21, 2015 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Iranian Film Shows Life’s Uncertainty

French director Jean Renoir has a bold statement in his 1939 film “The Rules of the Game,” and it goes: “The awful thing about life is this: everyone has their reasons.” That same principle holds true some 70 years later when transposed to present-day Iran in Asghar Farhadi’s spectacularly scripted[Read More…]

by April 17, 2015 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide