From March 19-21, Georgetown University hosted an international conference entitled “Integral Ecology: A Synodal Response from the Amazon Region and Other Biomes / Essential territories for the Care of Our Common Home.”
Former Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, visited Georgetown University on February 26, 2019 to screen a new documentary film about his involvement in the Colombian peace process and to dialogue with Georgetown students about peace building, implementation of the accords, and the future of Colombia.
During his first presidential visit to Washington, D.C., Colombian President, Iván Duque, visited Georgetown on February 14, 2019 to speak with Law Center Dean William M. Treanor about the crisis in Venezuela, economic policy, and his time as a Georgetown student.
Christina Huntzinger (LAS’20), Luis Garzon-Negreiros (MSFS/MBA’20), and Matthew Tibbitts (MSFS’20) have been selected for the 2019 cohort of the Wallenberg International Fellows Program, a two-part program that includes a semester of coursework and a summer internship in Stockholm along with mentorship and professional growth opportunities.
On Thursday, February 14th, visiting researcher Eduardo Chaves da Silva presented his findings regarding early childhood policies in Brazil and the U.S. In conducting his research, Chaves da Silva aimed to explain the institutional change that occurred in Brazil between 1990 and 2016 with regard to the legal rights afforded to children and adolescents.
On Tuesday February 5th, the Georgetown University Center of Latin American Studies hosted an event titled “U.S. Foreign Policy For South America.” Livia Peres Milani, a PhD candidate, refuted the idea that the United States foreign policy has neglected Latin America during the past few decades.
On Tuesday, January 22, as part of the CLAS Ambassador Series, Ambassador Sergio Silva do Amaral, the Brazilian Ambassador to the United States spoke about the prospects for Brazil following the recent elections.
Last fall, R.O. Niederstrasser-Hernández (LAS’20) was invited to attend a closed event at the Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations in New York. There he had the opportunity to meet Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel during the latter’s first visit to the United States.
As the oldest school of international affairs in the United States and the largest feeder school into the U.S. Foreign Service, the Walsh School of Foreign Service is a destination of choice for many Pickering and Rangel Fellows, the premier graduate fellowship programs in international affairs. There are currently over two dozen students in SFS graduate programs pursuing Pickering or Rangel fellowships.
Dr. Gonzalo Paz, CLAS professor, was quoted in a recent Xinhua article covering President Xi Jinping’s visit to Argentina. Article in Spanish.
In Search of the Colombian Pearl: An MSFS Student’s Perspective on Carlos Vives’s visit to Georgetown
Carlos Vives was at Georgetown for a panel discussion, titled “Tras la Perla” (in search of the Pearl): Carlos Vives’ Social Impact Project, focusing on his not-for-profit initiative, Tras la Perla.