Tag: GU Politics

Nobel Peace Prize nominee keynotes inaugural Waging Peace Conference

Nobel Peace Prize nominee keynotes inaugural Waging Peace Conference

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04/17/2018

The Justice and Peace Studies Program (JUPS) and GU Politics hosted the first annual Waging Peace Conference on April 13. The event’s theme was “Meeting the Other,” focusing on promoting nonviolence and condemning hatred and xenophobia. Organizers were moved by recent episodes of racial violence nationwide, specifically noting the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville and…

Eric Holder discusses dangers of gerrymandering with GU Politics

Eric Holder discusses dangers of gerrymandering with GU Politics

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03/25/2018

Eric Holder, former attorney general, spoke about gerrymandering, redistricting, and the upcoming midterm elections at Georgetown on Mar. 19. Mo Elleithee (SFS ’94), executive director of the Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service, moderated the event, titled “2018 Vote Crucial to Combat Gerrymandering.” The discussion introduced the efforts taken by Holder to eliminate…

Sen. Flake discusses Republicans’ future, ‘politics of resentment’ with GU Politics

Sen. Flake discusses Republicans’ future, ‘politics of resentment’ with GU Politics

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02/01/2018

Republican senator Jeff Flake from Arizona spoke at Georgetown about his discontent with the direction of the Republican party on Monday, Jan. 29 in an event hosted by the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics). The discussion, “A Conversation on Conservative Politics with Jeff Flake,” was moderated by Mo Elleithee (SFS’94), executive…

DNC leaders discuss millennial engagement

DNC leaders discuss millennial engagement

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03/30/2017

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez and Deputy Chair Keith Ellison discussed the future of the Democratic Party in a conversation with Mo Elleithee, executive director of the Institute of Politics and Public Service. The key issue of the evening was the Democratic Party’s plans to better relate to an increasingly noncommittal millennial…

GU Politics hosts sitcom creators

GU Politics hosts sitcom creators

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02/04/2017

Georgetown alumni Scott Conroy (COL ’05) and Peter Hamby (COL ’03), co-creators of the sitcom Embeds, discussed their experiences covering the 2008 presidential campaigns as embedded reporters during the Institute of Politics and Public Service’s Jan. 30 event “Embeds: Reporters Revitalizing Political Journalism.” The event featured six clips from the show, each followed by remarks…

GU Politics welcomes new fellows

GU Politics welcomes new fellows

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02/01/2017

The Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service, part of the McCourt School of Public Policy, welcomed its new fellows to campus this semester. In the aftermath of the presidential election, the new fellows come from a variety of backgrounds, but all of them spoke about the importance of connecting with Georgetown students in…

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