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February 26, 2014. Cyberspace is a potent breeding ground for Islamophobia, giving voice to extremists and a range of negative representation of Islam and Muslims. The Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik posted his anti-Islamic manifesto on the Internet, including a Youtube video. Numerous websites are devoted to attacking Islam, at times claiming only to be against “extremist” Islam, such as “Jihad Watch” by Robert Spencer. As an anthropologist who has conducted ethnographic research among Muslims in Yemen, Egypt and Qatar and as a historian of Islamic history, Daniel Varisco offered his suggestions on ways to counteract the cyber “khutzpa” of Islamophobia. He discussed the online journal CyberOrient, which he founded in 2006, as an academic forum to assess the role of the Internet and social media in the contemporary world.

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Please see the attached flyer for more information.

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Do you want to make a difference?
Do you have an idea to promote teaching or an understanding of international relations?
Do you seek to address a current issue in global affairs or international development?

If you're ready to make this idea a reality, apply for the GIRA Global Generations Grant.

The Georgetown International Relations Association (GIRA) offers funding of up to $2,500 for these projects to non-graduating undergraduate and graduate students of Georgetown University. This could be you! Apply byMarch 15th.

Please see modelun.org/grant for more information and the application or contact giragrant@modelun.org with any questions.

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American Women for International Understanding would like to invite Georgetown University students to The 7th Annual International Women of Courage Celebration on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  The Celebration provides a unique opportunity for students to be exposed to the U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage, their issues and their personal stories.  Students are invited to observe this event from the Upper Balcony Level at a student rate of $25. Reservations can be made on the AWIU website.  Seating is limited.  Each student must be registered prior to the event for security purposes and must carry a form of ID, preferably a state ID or a driver’s license.

 

For the past 7 years, AWIU has provided monetary grants to the International Women of Courage and hosted a dinner Celebration in their honor.  AWIU is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization founded in 1968 to promote women--to-women interaction and understanding worldwide; www.awiu.org.  As part of its mission to address women’s issues worldwide, AWIU pays tribute to these exemplary women for their inspirational commitment to freedom and human dignity and for their courage in the face of great risk to their own lives. 

 

Attached is the e-invitation and evite/flyer, which includes a link to the student registration page.

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What’s it like working at one of the world’s leading financial services firms? Apply to attend  J.P. Morgan pre-internship event and you could find out with an expense-paid visit to our New York City global headquarters.

 

 

 

 

You’ll have the chance to learn about our businesses, fine tune your technical skills and promote your personal brand. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to build your skills, get great recruitment advice and position yourself for internship opportunities. Your future begins here.

 

 


 

 


 

 

BA EARLY ADVANTAGE

 

 

Date:Friday, April 25

Time:8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 


Location:J.P. Morgan’s New York City global headquarters


 

Open To:Black, Hispanic, Native American, Military and Veteran, LGBT or female freshmen and sophomores who are interested in the Corporate & Investment Bank.

 


Apply by:Sunday, March 16, 2014


 

Apply at jpmorgan.com/earlyadvantage

 

 


 

We want what you're made of. jpmorgan.com/careers

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Thursday, March 20th from 4-7pm in Fisher Colloquium, Hariri Building. The keynote speaker is Deputy US Trade Representative, Wendy Cutler, and other speakers include: Hairil Yahri Bin Yaacob (Minister Council, Economics, Embassy of Malaysia), Kenneth Smith Ramos (Director of NAFTA and Trade Office, Embassy of Mexico), and Cal Cohen (President, Emergency Committee for American Trade). See below for the flyer. Please tell students to RSVP at: tppconference.eventbrite.com

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Please see the attached flyer for scholarship information.

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Request for proposals:
Improving the Human Condition Grants   
Deadline: 5 pm, March 17, 2014
The BSFS Deans' Office is offering grants of up to $3,000 each to student whose unpaid summer internship or research assistantship serves to improve the human condition.  To apply for one of these grants, please send an e-mail addressed to Dean Pirrotti at bsfsdeans@georgetown.edu with the subject: "Improving the Human Condition Grant application." The email should contain an explanation (<1000 words) of your specific summer plans and how your internship or assistantship will help improve the human condition. 

Please include an explanation of how your summer experience relates to your academic work within your major at SFS.  If you have not yet declared a major, you may discuss your academic interests in more general terms.  Applications are due by 5 pm on March 17, 2014.

Eligible participants must be rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors.

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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 and Global Human Development Program hosted experts from relief organizations to discuss the public health situation and relief efforts being carried out in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. 
 
The panel was moderated by Dr. Sharon Stash, advisor to the Global Human Development Program and the deputy director of the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. 
 
The expert panelists were:

Leslie Elliott, Senior Donor Relations Officer, World Food Program
Jesse Hartness, Director of Emergency Health and Nutrition, Save the Children 
Melissa Opryszko, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Advisor, Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance, USAID
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