Post Tagged with: "politics"

Finding Faith Within Democracy

October 28, 2016 at 3:15 am 0 comments

In his coverage of the 1972 presidential election between George McGovern and Richard Nixon, journalist Hunter S. Thompson wrote that “the whole framework of the presidency is getting out of hand. It’s come to the point where you almost can’t run unless you can cause people to salivate and whipRead More

EDITORIAL: Bridging Science and Politics

October 4, 2016 at 3:30 am 0 comments

Last week’s presidential debate was an opportunity for the candidates to demonstrate familiarity, expertise and opinions on myriad issues facing the United States. The candidates shared their beliefs, or lack thereof, on climate change, cybersecurity and nuclear weaponry. Yet these issues were only covered briefly and with very little depthRead More

VIEWPOINT: Anecdotes Stand Out in Year of Speeches

VIEWPOINT: Anecdotes Stand Out in Year of Speeches

September 13, 2016 at 3:05 am 0 comments

What makes a speech great? In an era where a great speech can go viral across varying platforms in a matter of minutes, an effective, captivating speech can sway public opinion and bring meaningful attention to a problem. We remember a great speech for its material, passion, context or circumstance,Read More

VIEWPOINT: Seeing Home in ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

September 2, 2016 at 3:20 am 0 comments

I didn’t read “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by J.D. Vance because of its No. 1 ranking on The New York Times’ bestseller list. I read it because of its setting in Middletown, Ohio, a Rust Belt city, where I attended school and worked.Read More

BROTHERS: Why Muslim Americans Cannot Buy Into Identity Politics

July 12, 2016 at 9:20 am 0 comments

One month ago, the worst mass shooting in the United States took the lives of 49 innocent people. I still recall my initial reaction — I hoped the shooter was not somehow connected to Islam, which is often my first thought whenever I see a headline with a phrase likeRead More

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GU Politics Reflects on Transformative Inaugural Year

April 15, 2016 at 12:18 am 0 comments

As the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service approaches the end of its inaugural year on campus, its leaders, fellows and student participants reflect on the institute’s accomplishments since it opened its doors in August 2015. In the past year, the institute, an affiliate of the McCourt School of PublicRead More

Secretary of Energy Defends Iran Nuclear Deal

April 12, 2016 at 12:34 am 0 comments

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 nuclearRead More

University of Michigan professor Joyojeet Pal argued that Prime Minister Modi revolutionized his political activism through social media.

Expert Talks Modi, Social Media

April 1, 2016 at 12:08 am 0 comments

Assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Information Joyojeet Pal discussed the impact of social media and political rebranding on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s global image during an event in the Intercultural Center on Wednesday. The event, titled “Narendra Modi, Twitter, and the Selfie State” focused onRead More

Vote to Be Heard

February 2, 2016 at 1:03 am 0 comments

There is no shortage of political discourse on Georgetown’s campus. The popularity of the government major and minor is a testament to the political culture on campus. The university has consistently hosted political speakers including Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and Bill Clinton with students lining up to enter Gaston HallRead More

Hillyer Promotes Free Speech

January 29, 2016 at 12:08 am 1 comment

Quin Hillyer (CAS ’86), contributing editor for the National Review and senior editor for The American Spectator, criticized attacks on free speech at Georgetown and other college campuses and spoke about the true purpose of a university at a discussion in Maguire Hall Tuesday. The event, titled “Free Speech atRead More