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From the Registrar's Office:

Students will have the opportunity to complete registration via MyAccess or in person at the Registrar's Office.  Students may add and change courses to complete their schedule.  The automated waitlist function will also be available.  We run it once or twice during Completion for all courses.

For more information, http://registrar.georgetown.edu/registration/pre-registration/completion/.

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Co-sponsored by the National Resource Center for the Middle East

Elliot Abrams is Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He previously served as Deputy National Security Advisor for Global Democracy Strategy and specializes in US foreign policy in the Middle East.

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Peter Beinart talks on the topic of his most recent book, 'The Crisis of Zionism' (Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.: 2012).

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It's been more than three decades since India passed a law granting it the authority to grant compulsory licenses over drug patents in case of a public health crisis. On March 13, India finally exercised the powers it granted itself in that law. By granting the domestic Natco Pharma the right to manufacture Bayer's Nexavar cancer-preventative drug, India took precedent setting action that is being watched closely around the world. In this Asian Studies podcast we talk to Matt Schruers, an attorney, Vice-President of Law and Policy at the Computer and Communication Industry Association, and adjunct professor here at Georgetown. Schruers teaches about intellectual property at Georgetown Law and in the Communication Culture and Technology graduate program, he unpacked the legal technicalities of what kind of rights are negotiated with a compulsory license. We also talked to J.P. Singh, a global governance and development scholar, about the history of compulsory licensing in the world and why it took India more than 30 years to order one.

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Jeonghoon Ha currently serves as a political researcher at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Washington, DC. Prior to this position, he worked as a research intern in the Korea Chair and the Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies(CSIS). He received his B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service in 2011 and will pursue a Master's in East Asian Studies at Stanford University.

"Learning from great scholars such as Professors Victor Cha, Michael Green and Pamela Sodhy greatly enhanced my understanding of East Asia and prepared me for a job that deals extensively with ROK-US Relations and US strategy in the Asia-Pacific. In addition, learning experiences at GU Asian Studies program helped me enormously throughout my graduate school application process. Therefore, I would advise students to fully utilize learning opportunities available through our Asian Studies department."

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Co-sponsored by the African Studies Program and the National Resource Center for the Middle East

Dr. Richard Hull is a professor in the Department of History at New York University. He specializes in studying democratization in Africa and the origins of segregation in South Africa. His lecture will be based on his recent book 'Jews and Judaism in African History' (Princeton: Weiner, 2009).

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Carroll Round

Attend the 11th  Carroll Round: April 20th  and 21st

The Carroll Round, an international economics undergraduate research conference at Georgetown University, invites interested students to observe research presentation sessions on April 20th and 21st during the 11th Annual Carroll Round.

As an academic conference, the Carroll Round revolves around the presentation and discussion of original research by top undergraduates from around the world. Students present their findings in journal-length articles and summarize their project in discussion panels moderated by economics professors and practitioners. Papers focus on a wide variety of the latest topics within International Economics.

All those interested in learning more about high-level undergraduate research in economics are encouraged to attend as observers. Those planning to attend any of the sessions, please RSVP here by Wednesday, April 18, 12:00 pm.

The session times are:

Friday, April 20, 9:00 am – 11:50 am

Friday, April 20, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Saturday, April 21, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Saturday, April 21, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Dress code is business casual.

More information can be found at: http://carrollround.georgetown.edu/conference/schedule/Note: unfortunately observers are not eligible to attend other events on the conference schedule.

The Carroll Round provides a unique forum for research and discussion among the world’s top undergraduates. The goal of the Carroll Round is to foster the exchange of ideas among leading undergraduate international economics and political economy students by encouraging and supporting the pursuit of scholarly innovation in the field.

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Awards won thus far by SFS students as reported by GOFAR...Please join us in congratulating these outstanding achievements.

Jon Askonas ’13 – Beinecke and Presidential Fellows Program

Alexandra Dudziuk ’12 – Fulbright

Stephen Szypulski ’12 – Fulbright

Emily Oehlsen ’13 – Presidential Fellows Program

Indra Sen ’08 – Soros

Joanna Foote ’13 – Truman

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Rabbi Sivan Maas was ordained by the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism in the fall of 2003. She was the first secular humanistic rabbi in Israel. She is currently the dean and director of Tmura Israel, a branch of the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism.

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SFS Dean’s Office Seeking Ushers for Tropaia and Graduation

The SFS Dean’s office is looking for enthusiastic and responsible volunteers to assist with both the Tropaia and Commencement ceremonies in May. This is an opportunity to help the School of Foreign Service and learn about the behind the scenes of the SFS Tropaia and Commencement Ceremonies. Those who are interested and will be available during the weekend of May 19th can sign up at the front desk in the SFS Dean’s Office. A sign-up sheet will be available at the front desk until the last day of classes. Those who volunteer will receive a gift card ($25 for Tropaia and $35 for Graduation). Unfortunately, the SFS is unable to provide housing for students.

Responsibilities include:

• Attending a mandatory ushers meeting a week prior to Tropaia and Commencement.

• Assisting with the set-up of both the Tropaia and Commencement ceremonies on May 18th and 19th

• Helping guest during the ceremonies along with other responsibilities related to ceremony preparation.

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact Rebecca Ernest at rre8@georgetown.edu.

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