Archive for June, 2010

GWU search: Director Master of Professional Studies in Sustainable Urban Planning

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Skill Level: Senior Level

Position Type: Full Time

The College of Professional Studies (CPS) at The George Washington University invites applications for appointment to a full time, 12-month, annually renewable, non-tenured Assistant/Associate Professor faculty position, with co-administrative appointment as Read the rest of this entry ?

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GreenGov Symposium – Obama Administration and George Washington University

Monday, June 28th, 2010

The first GreenGov Symposium is from 5-7th October 2010 on the campus from the GWU.

Quote from the whitehouse:

The GreenGov Symposium is focused on the Read the rest of this entry ?

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Graduate School of Political Management

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Event:

The 2010 midterm election season is upon us. With less than five months before ballots are cast, already several races have made for a lively election season. GW’s Graduate School of Political Management will host prominent political strategists Mark Penn and Karen Hughes for a conversation about and predictions of who will win and who will lose in Read the rest of this entry ?

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Briefing from the Commencement 2011

Friday, June 11th, 2010

On the Elliott School Commencement Celebration in May, there are more than 900 students in the Elliott School community.

Quote from the Dean, Mr. Michael E. Brown, June 2010

Our students have dedicated themselves to learning about, thinking about, and caring about people from around the world. Our faculty members inspire and educate the next generation of international leaders, and they develop new insights into and policy responses for complex global challenges. Our alumni — who now number more than 17,000 — have influential positions in the private, public, and non-profit sectors across the United States and around the world. Through the Elliott School’s new Web Video Initiative we are able to share many of our special events with alumni and the interested public around the world, bringing these illuminating discussions to a larger audience than ever before.


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Economic Crisis Greece

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

The recent economic crisis in Greece has sparked response by Elliott School of International Affairs professor Scheherazade Rehman in a recent debate on PBS, a U.S TV Channel.
In the debate , she posited that because many of the countries in the Eurozone share the same currency (the Euro) , if Greece’s economy collapses completely it will drag down the economic recoveries of many of the other countries in Europe, perhaps even jeopardising the global recovery. Rehman used the analogy of a domino to describe the possible effects of Greece sliding into economic oblivion , that as a member of a single-market economic entity (The EU) Greece’s fate is interrelated with the fates of many others on the continent and if it falls, it is likely that others will too. Read the rest of this entry ?

Elliott School

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

The Elliott School Of International Affairs , situated within the George Washington University in the U.S , has a long and established track record in initiating and contributing effectively towards debate on a wide variety of subjects. Most recently however , Professor Barbara D. Miller of the Elliott School delivered a damning indictment on U.S policy in Haiti and how it and other mitigating factors contributed towards Haiti’s current situation as incredibly poor and HIV/AIDS capital of the region.
Miller states that the continued colonialist approach taken to occupation of the island, the massive deforestation that successive regimes funded by the superpower du jour have inflicted on Haiti and the continued support by the U.S towards conservative political regimes in Haiti Read the rest of this entry ?

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Commencement 2011

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

After some change, the new dates are listed above:

FALL SEMESTER 2010
CLASSES BEGIN (M) Aug 30 M=14
Labor Day (no classes) (M) Sept 6 T=14
Thanksgiving Break (no classes) (W-F) November 24-26 W=14
Make-up Day (T) December 7 R=14
Last Day of Classes (F) December 10 F=13
Reading Day (M) December 13
FINAL EXAMINATIONS (T-W) December 14-22
SPRING SEMESTER 2011
CLASSES BEGIN (M) January 10 M=14
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes) (M) January 17 T=14
Presidents’ Day (no classes) (M) February 21 W=14
Spring Break (M-S) March 14-19 R=14
Last Day of Classes (M) April 25 F=14
Make-up Day (T) April 26
Designated Monday (W) April 27
Reading Days (R-F) April 28-29
FINAL EXAMINATIONS (M-T) May 2-10
Commencement Weekend (Fri – Sun) May 13-15
Spring Degree Conferral (U) May 15

Normaly all students gets more than 4 tickets for the celebration and the GWU Commencement.

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Susan Aaronson about Chinas censorship

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Susan Aaronson, professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs entered the debate surrounding China’s attempted censorship of the results generated by Google , the most popular Internet search site in almost every country except China.
For years acquiescing to China’s demands that they censor the results that the search engine generates (blank pages appear whenever the user searches for something untoward) , citing that the Communist regime is merely trying to root out things like pornography and sexual exploitation through blocking the access , Google has finally decided to withdraw their agreement to censor their pages, due to a justification based on defending the rights of the common citizen to browse for and download what they wish and combating the alleged protectionist strategy that the Chinese government is using in its Web-based market. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Professor Henry R. Nau

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

With an established reputation in the study of international affairs, the Elliott School of International Affairs and its faculty of staff are well qualified to make judgements on the actions of the politicians that the School’s students study so closely.
Professor Henry R. Nau delivered a somewhat damning assessment of incumbent President Barack Obama in his contribution to the Hoover Institute’s Policy Review. Nau commented on the foreign policy of the United States to be like a pendulum, swinging wildly from Read the rest of this entry ?

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100 Days of President Viktor Yanukovych: Domestic and Foreign Policies

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Day:
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Voesar Conference Room, Suite 412
1957 E Street, NW

Taras Kuzio, Editor, Ukraine Analyst

Dr. Taras Kuzio has analyzed Soviet, post-Soviet and Ukrainian affairs for the last two decades in various positions and edits the monthly Ukraine Analyst. He is a Senior Fellow at the Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Toronto, and an Adjunct Professor at Carleton Universitys Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies. He was formerly a Visiting Professor at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University.

Please send RSVP to: ieresgwu@gwu.edu

Sponsored by the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Elliott School of International Affairs