Post Tagged with: "Melanne Verveer"

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Melanne Verveer, executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, discussed the findings of a new GIWPS report in an interview with The Hoya.

UN Sanctions Can Prevent Sexual Violence in Conflict, GIWPS Report Argues

United Nations sanctions can be used to limit the weaponization of sexual violence in conflict situations, Sophie Huvé (LAW ’17), a Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security fellow, argued in a report published by GIWPS last week. Huvé has been asked to present her findings to UNrepresentatives later this month.[Read More…]

by April 5, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Celebrating Anne Marie Becraft

Today, Georgetown dedicated Anne Marie Becraft Hall in recognition of a trailblazing free black woman who devoted her life to the education of African-Americans during the 19th century. The building was originally named McSherry Hall after former Georgetown President Fr. William McSherry, S.J., who helped organize the sale of 272[Read More…]

by April 18, 2017 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton advocated continued American leadership abroad in a speech in Gaston Hall on Friday.

Clinton Advocates Continued American Leadership Abroad, Importance of Gender Equity

In one of her first speeches since the November election, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged the United States to continue to lead worldwide peace efforts and advance the rights of women in a Gaston Hall speech on Friday. “We have to ask, will we be left behind or[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Speakers Push Intersectionality, Participation in Women’s Rights Movement

A greater awareness of intersectionality and increased participation is necessary in the women’s rights movement, according to panelists during the “Agitate” panel at the OWN IT Summit 2017 on Saturday. The panel featured Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.), Chief of Staff to former first lady Michelle Obama Tina Tchen and Jamia[Read More…]

by March 20, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Diplomat Speaks Against Referendums

Referendums are inefficient forms of democracy, according to Former High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs the Right Honourable Baroness Catherine Ashton of Upholland during a discussion at the Mortara Center on Friday. The talk, co-hosted by the BMW Center for German and European Studies and the Georgetown Institute[Read More…]

by October 25, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Queen Rania of Jordan introduced the screening of “Salam Neighbor,” a documentary on the experience of Syrian refugees in Jordan, in Gaston Hall on Thursday.

Queen of Jordan Advocates Refugees Rights in Film Event

Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan advocated for better treatment of Syrian refugees and emphasized the gravity of the migrant crisis in a film screening for the award-winning documentary “Salam Neighbor” in Gaston Hall on Thursday. Former United Nations Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues and Director of the Georgetown Institute[Read More…]

by April 19, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Swedish Minister Talks Conflict Resolution, Women in Peacemaking

Sweden’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström outlined ways the international community fails to stabilize conflict-prone states during a discussion hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security on Thursday in Riggs Library. GIWPS Executive Director Melanne Verveer moderated the discussion with Wallström and audience members. Wallström boasts[Read More…]

by April 5, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Panelists Discuss Importance of Female Economic Empowerment

Jewelry designer and entrepreneur Kara Ross (COL ’88) discussed the importance of female economic empowerment with a panel of female leaders and entrepreneurs in the Rafik B. Hariri Building on Thursday. Ross currently owns and operates Diamonds Unleashed by Kara Ross, which seeks to redefine strength and empowerment through partnerships[Read More…]

by April 5, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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First Lady Chiefs of Staff spoke on the evolving role of the president's spouse at a GU Politics event on Wednesday.

First Lady Chiefs of Staff Discuss Evolving Role

Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service welcomed three Chiefs of Staff from the Office of the First Lady, along with ABC News contributor Claire Shipman, to discuss the evolving role and challenges faced by the First Lady and her Chief of Staff in the Healey Family Student Center[Read More…]

by April 1, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Third Annual OWN IT Summit Seeks to Inspire

The third annual OWN IT Summit, which seeks to connect Georgetown students and other young women to female leaders, will take place April 9, featuring speakers including NASA’s Deputy Administrator Dava Newman, MuslimGirl.net founding Editor-in-Chief Amani Alkhat and CBS This Morning co-anchor Norah O’Donnell. OWN IT consists of individual sessions,[Read More…]

by March 18, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top