Post Tagged with: "pakistan"

VIEWPOINT: No Honor in Killing

About 500 women in Pakistan are killed every year by relatives for acting in ways that fail to conform to conservative, traditional values, including marrying or eloping with a man of whom the family has not approved. In 2015, Sughra Imam, a former Pakistani senator, drafted a bill imposing harsher[Read More…]

by November 4, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Although its past plays have risked criticism and censorship, Ajoka Theatre remains a popular cultural outlet in its home country, Pakistan.

Humor is Universal

  From a cartoonist’s pencil to a playwright’s pen, satire can be wielded as a potent weapon against malignant forces, such as ignorance or extremism. “Amrika Chalo,” running this weekend as part of the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics’ Myriad Voices festival, aims to tackle both these oppressive elements,[Read More…]

by January 23, 2015 0 comments Features, The Guide
Students lit candles and shared a moment of silence to grieve after the tragedy in Peshawar.

Students Host Vigil for School Attack in Peshawar

Students in the GU South Asian Society, the Muslim Student Association and the Interfaith Student Association hosted a vigil Tuesday evening in Red Square in response to Tuesday’s Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan that left 141 people, 132 of them children, dead. After hearing of the tragedy, student leaders quickly[Read More…]

by December 20, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Ambassador Talks US, Pakistan Politics

Ambassador Talks US, Pakistan Politics

Pakistani Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani discussed the turbulent political and economic relations between the United States and Pakistan in McGhee Library on Tuesday. The School of Foreign Service Asian Studies Program organized the event as part of the Lunch with an Ambassador Series, which was designed to give Georgetown students, alumni and professors the[Read More…]

by February 14, 2014 0 comments Campus News

Exploring Nixon’s Role in 1971 South Asia

Gary Bass, a professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton, presented his most recent book, “The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide,” on Thursday at the Mortara Center. The book provides the first full account of the role that former President Richard Nixon and former Secretary of State[Read More…]

by February 9, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Gala Fundraises for Pakistan

In honor of Malala Yousefzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for her advocacy for girls’ education, the Georgetown University South Asian Society sponsored a fundraising gala Saturday night. The event gained particular relevance after Yousefzai was nominated for a 2013 Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy and bravery Friday. Pakistan’s[Read More…]

by February 12, 2013 0 comments Campus News

Students, Faculty Add Evidence to Daniel Pearl Murder Case

A special report compiled by Georgetown faculty, graduate and undergraduate students released last week provided never-before-seen evidence about the murder of The Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl by al-Qaida operatives in Pakistan in 2002 — including confirmation of the identity of his killer. Dubbed the Pearl Project, the investigation[Read More…]

by January 25, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Pakistani Ambassador Disappointed by Ignoranc

Recounting the devastating floods in Pakistan this summer, Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani, urged students gathered in the Mortara Center Monday to divert their attention to the ongoing disaster. Haqqani said that the international response to last July’s floods in Pakistan has been abysmal. “Pakistan has been[Read More…]

by November 16, 2010 0 comments News

UNICEF Raises Money For Pakistan Flood Victims

The Georgetown UNICEF chapter partnered with the South Asian Society and the Georgetown Gastronomes to host an awareness dinner this Wednesday, educating attendees about the ongoing effects from the disastrous mid-summer flooding in Pakistan. “Considering the range of devastation in Pakistan, I felt since it occurred over the summer, students[Read More…]

by November 12, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Students Gather for Panel on Pakistan Floods

In a brief yet personal account of her experience immersed in Pakistani flood recovery over the summer, Morial Shah (SFS ’13) shed light on the victims’ suffering to an audience in McShain Lounge Thursday evening. “In the last week, 250 villages – 1,400 homes – were evacuated,” she said. Shah[Read More…]

by October 8, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News