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George Washington University’s Summer Programs

Monday, July 1st, 2013

George Washington University (GWU) is a comprehensive private university in Washington, D.C. that is known for offering degree courses and awards certificates in various fields of study. The summer program that is being offered by this research university provides interested individual the chance to earn academic credit during summer. Read the rest of this entry ?

Upcoming Events

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Monday, November 14
U.S. Public Diplomacy and Democratization: From the Spanish Case to the Arab Spring

Monday, November 14
Nuclear Policy Talks: Project Azorian Risk vs. Gain: the CIA Attempted Recovery of a Soviet Ballistic Missile Submarine

Monday, November 14
The Kremlin and the Russian Extreme Right in the New Century: Moscow’s Anti-Western Turn under Vladimir Putin

Monday, November 14
Global Gender Forum: Women’s Assets: Why They Are Important and How to Measure Them

Monday, November 14
Why Afghanistan is Worth it: A Conversation with the Ambassador from Afghanistan, H.E. Eklil Hakimi Read the rest of this entry ?

The 18th Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities: Medicine, Mental Health and Childhood in Korea, Past & Present

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Young-Shin Kim, MD, PhD, MPH, Yale University School of Medicine, Yale University Child Center

Jin-Kyung Park, PhD, University of Toronto

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Negotiating with Iran

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Ambassador John Limbert, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iran, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Ambassador John Limbert, a career Foreign Service Officer, shares his extensive experience in Middle Eastern diplomacy and discusses his new book, Negotiating with Iran.

* Wednesday, October 27, 2010
* 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM
* Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
* 1957 E Street, NW

* Please RSVP at: http://tinyurl.com/2cs93lm
* Sponsored by the Middle East Policy Forum, which is presented with the generous support of ExxonMobil.

The Impact of Providing School and Child Test Scores on Educational Markets

Friday, October 15th, 2010

The Impact of Providing School and Child Test Scores on Educational Markets
Asim Khwaja, Professor of Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

This event is part of the Trade and Development Workshop Series.

* Tuesday, October 19, 2010
* 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
* Kendrick Conference Room, Room 321
* Monroe Hall, 2115 G Street, NW

* Please send RSVP to: iiep@gwu.edu
* Sponsored by the Department of Economics and the Institute for International Economic Policy

White House

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Ed Henry, Senior White House Correspondent, CNN

Joe Lockhart, Former White House Spokesman

The speakers will examine politics and media spin from their unique perspectives both behind and in front of the podium.

* Thursday, October 14, 2010
* 6:15 PM – 8:00 PM
* City View Room, 7th Floor
* 1957 E Street, NW

* Reception 6:15 – 6:45 PM; Program 6:45 – 8:00 PM

Sponsored by The Elliott School of International Affairs and the School of Media and Public Affairs

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.

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Graduate School of Political Management

Friday, June 25th, 2010

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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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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

The Taliban: Not the only threat to Pakistan

Monday, November 30th, 2009

By Hussain Nadim

Contrary to the common perception of people, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is not the biggest threat to Pakistan; neither is it powerful enough to take over the government. The real threat to Pakistan’s stability and the future comes from the rich aristocratic class of the country. In almost all the political discourses both in Pakistan and abroad, containing TTP is seen as the end to the crisis that the country currently faces. It should be noted that the TTP has not led Pakistan into the crisis that it faces today; rather it is the crisis that the elite class of Pakistan brought about in the past sixty-two years that has unleashed a force like TTP. While this offshoot of the original Taliban is no doubt a threat that needs to be contained, the aristocracy in Pakistan escapes its responsibility for bringing the country to the brink of Read the rest of this entry ?