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Come see Mel Duncan, co-founder and former executive director of theNonviolent Peaceforce, which is one of if not the most advanced unarmed civilian peacekeeping organization in the world! They've deployed teams to Sri Lanka, Philippines, S. Sudan, etc. and enjoy considerable recognition and partnership with the UN.
He'll be speaking at Georgetown University on Friday Mar. 21st from 3:30-5pm in White-Gravenor 213. Snacks provided and sponsored by the Justice and Peace Studies Program. Spaces limited, so please RSVP to Prof. Eli McCarthy at esm52.
Have you ever wondered how to transform institutions of war-making and habits of violence, especially in acute conflicts? The Nonviolent Peaceforce is one of the most advanced responses to this search.
Hear the latest on their incredible work in S. Sudan during the latest wave of violence...

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Interested in learning more about international relations research here at Georgetown? The Walsh Exchange, an undergraduate research conference held in Washington D.C. by the School of Foreign Service, is interviewing a series of professors about their research, careers, and advice for undergraduates. Read an interview with Professor Kathleen McNamara, Director of the Mortara Center, by going to http://walshex.wordpress.com/blog/.

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Please see the attached flyer for more information.

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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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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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Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 3:00-4:30 p.m. 
McGhee Library, 301 ICC, Georgetown University

 

Bill Gammage, adjunct professor in the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University, will be presenting on his book "The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia". This talk sketches how Aboriginal people managed land at the time Europeans arrived (“1788”). People allied with fire and no fire to distribute plants, and used plant distribution to locate animals - that is animals, birds, reptiles and insects. This ensured that every species had reserved for it a preferred habitat according to Law, and that resources were abundant, convenient and predictable. The landscape was not natural in 1788, but made. From Tasmania to the Kimberleys, no matter what the dominant plant community, country was laid out in distinctive patterns. Some of these patterns were also evident in North America, even where people were farmers, whereas in Australia they were not.

Light refreshments will be served. 

RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/o2ruzx7

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 12:00-2:00 p.m. 
McGhee Library, 301 ICC, Georgetown University

In the last 15 years, China has gone from having minimal interests in the South Pacific, to becoming one of the dominant players. China and polar politics specialist Professor Anne-Marie Brady analyses what lies behind China's ever-increasing interest in the South Pacific and whether or not it will affect the interests of other major players in the region, such as the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and France. Anne-Marie Brady is the author of eight scholarly books including "Looking North, Looking South: China, Taiwan, and the South Pacific" (World Scientific, 2010).

A boxed lunch will be served.

RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/lrbu2op

Co-sponsored by the Asian Studies Program.

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Sister Cities International and the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries are holding the 2014 US-China Sister Cities Conference.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

When: March 27, 2014

Where: Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, D.C. 20004

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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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