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April 2 (Mon) 8PM, ICC 101

If you are considering majoring in International Economics (IECO) or International Political Economy (IPEC), you need to be conscious about the courses you will be taking during the sophomore year. These majors require advanced planning, especially if you may study abroad during junior year. The first major course has Calculus I as a prerequisite.

Among the topics covered will be course sequencing, incorporation of study abroad, and undergraduate research. Please come, having read the web information. http://bsfs.georgetown.edu/majors/ieco/ http://bsfs.georgetown.edu/majors/ipec/ You should at minimum know what the major is about, and the course requirements.

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The Alvarez Memorial Scholarship fund was established through the generous support of members of the Alvarez family to honor the memory of their father, Mr. Pedro A. Alvarez. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarship awards to students in the School of Foreign Service who, due to limited financial resources, would otherwise be unable to accept non-paying public interest internships or research assistantships. For the summer, the School of Foreign Service is happy to offer TWO Alvarez Scholarships in the amount of $1500 each to current students in the School who receive need-based financial aid from the University. According to the terms of the gift, recipients must show that they have obtained an unpaid internship or research assistantship. The $1500 scholarship award will be paid to each recipient’s student billing account and will replace part of the amount in a GU financial aid package that each student would otherwise have been expected to contribute toward his/her costs. You must be enrolled in courses this summer at Georgetown to be eligible.

To apply: Please email Kendra Billingslea (kpb2@georgetown.edu) a brief statement, in 250 words or less, describing your summer internship or research assistantship, and explaining how it fits into your educational goals. You may also drop off a hard copy of your statement to the BFSF Deans’ Office in 301 ICC. By submitting an application (essay), you give permission to Georgetown University Office of Student Financial Services to release the information contained in your financial aid application and award package to the GU office of the SFS Dean for the purpose of selecting recipients for the Alvarez Scholarship. All information will be used for scholarship selection purposes only and will be kept confidential.

Deadline: Monday, April 23rd by 5:00 p.m.

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April 2-14 - http://registrar.georgetown.edu/registration/undergrad/201230/

Major course list will be posted by 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 30th - http://bsfs.georgetown.edu/academics/majors/

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A request for an incomplete in a course must be made by the last day of class, Monday, April 30th. Forms can be found in the SFS Dean's office. Please view our website for complete information/guidelines on Incomplete grades: http://bsfs.georgetown.edu/policies/grades/.

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CONFLICT EXAMS ARE APPROVED FOR ONE OF THE FOLLOWING THREE CATEGORIES ONLY

*CONFLICT EXAM FORMS ARE DUE BY THE LAST DAY OF CLASSES*

(1) TWO examinations SCHEDULED FOR THE SAME TIME SLOT

(2) THREE examinations on one day or THREE examinations in a row (in three successive time slots)

(3) OTHER (i.e. medical)_________________________________________

If students have a conflict of their exams, students may request to move one of their final exams to the conflict exam date, Saturday, May 12th, 4:00-6:00PM.

Conflict exam forms can be found in the SFS Dean's office and MUST be approved by the faculty and dean.

Take home exams and papers are not considered as a conflict.

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Rev. Jason Poling is the founding pastor of New Hope Community Church. He is pursuing a Doctor of Ministry at Biblical Theological Seminary and blogs for the Baltimore Sun's 'In Good Faith' and the Washington Post's 'On Faith.'

Professor Bill Egginton is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities in the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures at Johns Hopkins University. His most recent book, In Defense of Religious Moderation, was published by Columbia University Press in 2011.

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This panel discussion, co-sponsored by the Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU), the Egyptian American Rule of Law Association (EARLA), and the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS), explored the political and legal implications of Egypt’s recent parliamentary elections and forthcoming presidential elections. The discussion brought together experts who analyzed post-revolution legal reforms and election laws, specifically asked how these laws affected minority groups and parties, and offered recommendations for future reforms to help ensure free, fair, and accessible elections. Panelists also examined the results of the parliamentary elections: why did the Muslim Brotherhood and Nour party win such a large majority while the secular and liberal parties performed so poorly? Finally, panelists considered the elections’ impact on democracy in Egypt and relations with the United States, with special attention paid to U.S democracy-promotion efforts in the country.

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In the midst of the Arab Spring, Saudi Arabia alone seems to have escaped public protests over corruption, authoritarianism and the quest for more equitable sharing of benefits. This impression masks the realities of life and reform within the Kingdom. Dr. DeLong-Bas’s presentation explored some of the ways in which Saudi Arabia is working to address the challenges of the Arab Spring from a long-term perspective, offering analysis of areas of both stability and uncertainty for the future.

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Journalist and historian Paola Caridi discussed the Palestinian Islamist movement's political strategy from the participation in the 2006 elections up to the Second Arab Awakening. Caridi contributed to the founding of the press agency Lettera22 and has worked with several Italian dailies, weeklies, and reviews. Hamas: From Resistance To Government, her second book, was published in Italy in 2009 and in Palestine in March 2010.

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SFS-Q students, faculty and staff recently returned from a Zones of Conflict, Zones of Peace learning trip to Cambodia.

The excursion provided students with real-life exposure to conflict zones and the methods and theories of conflict resolution which they have been examining in the classroom context in preceding months. SFS-Q students and guests encountered both the darker side of Cambodian history, and a lighter and more hopeful outlook in the recovering nation.

Read more about their trip at Gulf Times.

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