Post Tagged with: "Russia"

IPPOLITO: FIFA Must Reconsider Russia, Qatar Decision

It is fair to say that American sports fans are used to scandals and, at times, incompetency within the major sports leagues. From baseball’s handling of the steroid narrative to football’s objectively poor handling of labor, concussion and domestic violence issues, we have become accustomed to and nearly desensitized by[Read More…]

by November 18, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

SANTAMARIA: USA Is Ready to Host Another World Cup

Amid controversy regarding corruption in the voting process and inhumane treatment of migrant workers, Qatar was awarded the 2022 FIFA World Cup bid. However, high-ranking FIFA committee member Theo Zwanziger told German publication Sports Bild on Monday: “I personally think that in the end the 2022 World Cup will not[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
Rasmussen Accepts  Women’s Peace Award

Rasmussen Accepts Women’s Peace Award

North Atlantic Treaty Organization Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen accepted the 2014 Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Advancing Women in Peace and Security in the Lohrfink Auditorium on Wednesday morning after he was unable to attend the initial eremony on Feb . 25 Hillary Clinton, former secretary of state and honorary[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

All Eyes on Russia as It Preps for Winter Olympics

With barely 100 days left until the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Russia is scrambling to make all the pieces fit together. It will play host to approximately 2,800 athletes from over 80 countries — a tremendous logistical challenge — while demanding a budget of $50 billion, the largest[Read More…]

by November 1, 2013 0 comments Sports
Former Russian Foreign Minister Defends Policies

Former Russian Foreign Minister Defends Policies

Former Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov defended Russian foreign policy on Syria and the United Nations in ICC Auditorium on Thursday evening. “Russian Foreign Policy in the 21st Century” was sponsored by the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies. Ivanov referred to Syria and how the international community[Read More…]

by October 4, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
There and Back Again

There and Back Again

A Georgetown education is punctuated for most by many meaningful academic and social experiences. For some, however, many of the most eye-opening ones do not happen on the Hilltop. A semester abroad immerses students in a different culture, forcing them to confront preconceptions. Five students share their study abroad stories.[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments The Guide

Fixed Elections: Russia’s Perpetual Putin Problem

In case you haven’t heard, Vladimir Putin is back. If, that is, he ever really left. Putin is poised to be elected to a third term as Russia’s president, his candidacy having been proposed by none other than current President Dmitry Medvedev at the congress of the ruling United Russia[Read More…]

by September 30, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Conference Examines Russia-US Relationship

A mix of Russian, European and American professors and political figures evaluated the newly cemented Russia-U.S. friendship and its impact on Europe’s political climate on Monday in the Intercultural Center. The three panels, “Is There a New Euro-Atlantic Security Architecture,” “Energy and Economic Security” and “Arms Control and Nonproliferation,” focused[Read More…]

by March 26, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Duma Deputies Expand US Knowledge on the Hilltop

Deputies from the State Duma, the lower house of the Russian Parliament, spoke on Russian youth affairs and comparative Russian and American politics Wednesday. While the goal of their weeklong trip was to increase their own awareness of the U.S. legislative process, Pavel Vladimirovich Tarakanov and Ruslan Aleksandrovich Gulyayev said[Read More…]

by March 2, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Russian Political Opponents Debate Policies, Trade Jabs

Russian political opponents faced off Monday evening at a Georgetown University Student Association-sponsored event. Featuring Mikhail Mamonov, head of the international relations department for the Federal Agency on Youth Affairs of the Russian Federation, and Ilya Yashin, opposition activist and protest organizer, the open forum held in the Intercultural Center[Read More…]

by February 25, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News