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January 29, 2014 – Conference: "Egypt & The Struggle for Democracy." Events in Egypt during the last year have been as controversial as they have been crucial, both to Egypt's future and that of the Middle East. Egypt's political path since its first free and fair democratic elections in 2012 has been tumultuous: popular protests against an elected president, his ousting by the army and the subsequent bloody crackdown on those who have opposed the coup. This conference took up the question of how these developments unfolded and what lay ahead for Egypt. It drew on noted experts on Egypt from the US and Europe as well as political activists and analysts from Egypt.

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Spanish

This is the information for the Spanish oral proficiencies this spring.  No need to sign up if you are currently in SPAN 161.

Registration

Monday, March 17th and Tuesday, March 18th at 9:00 am -5 pm at the Spanish and Portuguese front desk.

Administration
Tuesday, April 8th,(9:00 am-6:00 pm) 
Thursday, April 10th (9:00 am-6:00 pm) 
Friday, April 11th (9:00 am-12:00 pm)

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January 29, 2014 – Conference: "Egypt & The Struggle for Democracy." Events in Egypt during the last year have been as controversial as they have been crucial, both to Egypt's future and that of the Middle East. Egypt's political path since its first free and fair democratic elections in 2012 has been tumultuous: popular protests against an elected president, his ousting by the army and the subsequent bloody crackdown on those who have opposed the coup. This conference took up the question of how these developments unfolded and what lay ahead for Egypt. It drew on noted experts on Egypt from the US and Europe as well as political activists and analysts from Egypt.

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Hebrew - 4/7

Please note that the Hebrew proficiency this semester will be on April 7 at 9AM in Gervase 420. Deadline for registering for the exam is Monday, February 24, by contacting Yoel Wachtel: yw9@georgetown.edu, or Caitlin Bentley crb104@georgetown.edu by 2.24.14.

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Georgetown University in Turkey

The McGhee Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies is an Ottoman-era villa located in the historic district of Alanya, Turkey. Alanya is a city of 380,000 inhabitants located about ninety minutes east of Antalya and a
short flight from Istanbul. Students attend classes at the center and are served full meals from Monday to Friday. The villa also houses a library, study areas, and faculty and staff offices. The terraced gardens, planted with tangerine, lemon, pomegranate, bougainvillea, and cypress, offer spectacular views of the sea, the Taurus mountains, and the city.

For more information, please see the attached flyer.

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My name is Christina Ospina, and I am the Outreach and Advocacy Fellow for Population Connection. We are currently extending invitations to our annual advocacy conference, Capitol Hill Days, will take place on Friday, April 4 through Sunday, April 6 at the Fairfax at Embassy Row Hotel in Washington, DC. The weekend consists of informational sessions and interactive advocacy training, which lead up to Capitol Hill lobby visits on Monday and Tuesday. During these visits, participants will have the opportunity to advocate for increased international family planning assistance and sound family planning policy.

The program is free to attend. Student scholarships are available for student travel and housing, but registration is required. For more information, you can contact our Program Assistant, Jessica Anderson, at202-332-2200 or janderson@populationconnection.org. I’ve attached the registration form.

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For inquiries, please email me, Ian Bourland at wbourland@mica.edu.  Enrollment closes in mid-February and deposits are due then.

I am leading a trip to Cape Town this summer through my program at the Maryland Institute College of Art, in collaboration with a professor in the Interdisciplinary Sculpture Department, and a sculpture professor at the University of Stellenbosch.

The course will be divided into two related sections: practice, which will be driven by sculpture, psychogeography, and photographic/archival practice; and the historical/theoretical, which blends postcolonial and anthropological texts with literature, site and studio visits, and daily seminar discussions.  Ultimately, students can receive 3 credits in Art History or Studio Art (primarily sculpture, through photography may be an option).  That is, this can be 3 credits or 6 credits depending on what the student opts to do.  For undergrads, these are at the 400 level, and for MFA/MA/PhD students, whatever an over/under credit translates to (54XX, etc.).

The trip runs the entire month of June, 2014, with easy jumping off points for summer travel in Namibia, Botswana, the Great Lakes (and even Europe or India).  We will be based in the Western Cape and have secured a large property with full accommodation, access to transit, and close proximity to both Cape Town and ecological sites (game preserves, hiking and climbing, sea kayaking, and so on).

MICA will confer credit in coordination with the student's primary institution.  Fees will be $5400 for 3 credits, or $7200 for 6 credits.  Participants should also budget roughly $1500 for air travel and $1000 for incidentals and food.  Many meals will be provided, but one should plan an appropriate personal budget.

For inquiries, please email me, Ian Bourland at wbourland@mica.edu.  Enrollment closes in mid-February and deposits are due then.

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January 29, 2014 – Conference: "Egypt & The Struggle for Democracy." Events in Egypt during the last year have been as controversial as they have been crucial, both to Egypt's future and that of the Middle East. Egypt's political path since its first free and fair democratic elections in 2012 has been tumultuous: popular protests against an elected president, his ousting by the army and the subsequent bloody crackdown on those who have opposed the coup. This conference took up the question of how these developments unfolded and what lay ahead for Egypt. It drew on noted experts on Egypt from the US and Europe as well as political activists and analysts from Egypt.

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January 29, 2014 – Conference: "Egypt & The Struggle for Democracy." Events in Egypt during the last year have been as controversial as they have been crucial, both to Egypt's future and that of the Middle East. Egypt's political path since its first free and fair democratic elections in 2012 has been tumultuous: popular protests against an elected president, his ousting by the army and the subsequent bloody crackdown on those who have opposed the coup. This conference took up the question of how these developments unfolded and what lay ahead for Egypt. It drew on noted experts on Egypt from the US and Europe as well as political activists and analysts from Egypt.

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The SFS Asian Studies Program hosted Jason Q. Ng, author of Blocked on Weibo: What Gets Suppressed on China’s Version of Twitter (And Why), for a lunchtime discussion on China's internet regulation policies, and their implications for the country's internet users. 

Jason Q. Ng is a research fellow at the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab and a research consultant for China Digital Times. He was a 2013 Google Policy Fellow. His writing and work have been featured in Le Monde, TheAtlantic.com, Foreign Affairs, and Tea Leaf Nation.

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