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@GUPolitics/X | Former Prime Minster of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson talked the state of democracy worldwide, foreign policy issues such as Ukraine and the conflict between Israel and Hamas and his tenure as Prime Minister in an April 11 conversation in Gaston Hall.

Boris Johnson Talks Democracy, Israel-Hamas War and Brexit

By Caleigh Keating, Events Desk Editor April 12, 2024

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson emphasized the importance of protecting democracy worldwide at Georgetown University at an April 11 event.   The Georgetown Institute...

Mexican professor and political scientist Denise Dresser discussed Mexico’s upcoming 2024 presidential election in an event hosted by the Georgetown Americas Institute (GAI) on Feb. 22.

Discussion: What’s at Stake in Mexico’s 2024 Elections

By Tristan Perkins, Special to The Hoya March 1, 2024

A professor provided insight into the implications of Mexico’s 2024 presidential election in a conversation hosted by the Georgetown Americas Institute (GAI) Feb. 22.   Denise Dresser, a Mexican...

Nola Goodwin/The Hoya | Three Latin American journalists discussed the risks of reporting in authoritarian countries in an event hosted by the Latin American Student Association and the Latin America and the Caribbean Policy Association Feb. 13.

Discussion: Latin American Journalists Speak on Reporting Under Authoritarian Governments

By Nola Goodwin, Hoya Staff Writer February 16, 2024

A panel of Latin American journalists discussed the risks of reporting in Venezuela and El Salvador at a Georgetown University event Feb. 13. The Latin American Student Association, a student group...

Caleigh Keating/ The Hoya | Zin Mar Aung, Myanmar’s shadow minister of foreign affairs, discussed life under military rule and Myanmar’s quest for democracy on Jan. 29 in a roundtable discussion hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.

Myanmar’s Shadow Government Foreign Minister Talks Resilience, Military Rule and Need for International Aid

By Caleigh Keating, Events Desk Editor February 2, 2024

Zin Mar Aung, Myanmar’s shadow minister of foreign affairs, discussed life under military rule and Myanmar’s quest for democracy in a Jan. 29 roundtable discussion. Aung was elected to the country’s...

VIEWPOINT: Step Outside Echo Chambers

VIEWPOINT: Step Outside Echo Chambers

By Daniel Brumberg December 1, 2023

Polarization is everywhere in our lives: It has poisoned American politics by turning democracy into an existential war in which each side sees the other as a threat to its most cherished values. For...

Sen. Chris Coons Discusses Faith, Politics

Sen. Chris Coons Discusses Faith, Politics

By Aamir Jamil December 1, 2023

Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) talked about his tenure in Congress and the role of faith in his personal life at a Nov. 28 Georgetown University event. Jim Wallis, the director of the Georgetown Center...

Governance Expert Reviews Global Levels of Democracy

Governance Expert Reviews Global Levels of Democracy

By Jack Willis March 16, 2023

A democracy researcher discussed the current state of global governance with students and professors in a March 14 event hosted by the Georgetown University department of government. Staffan Lindberg,...

Book Talk Explores Intersection of Data, Journalism in India

Book Talk Explores Intersection of Data, Journalism in India

By Nina Raj October 27, 2022

While India struggles with data access, improved journalistic practices may offer a solution, author and data journalist Rukmini Shrinivasan said at a book talk. Shrinivasan spoke at an Oct. 21 event...

VIEWPOINT: Transform Voting Patterns

VIEWPOINT: Transform Voting Patterns

By Molly May October 21, 2022

Young people historically turn out to vote at abysmal rates, yet their voices are critical. In an electoral system that makes voting inaccessible and onerous, college students — many of whom are voting...

Spread of Misinformation Threatens Democracy, Experts Say

Spread of Misinformation Threatens Democracy, Experts Say

By Alicia Novoa November 18, 2021

The increased spread of misinformation on social media is a threat to democracy, experts said at a Nov. 15 event.  At the online event, titled “Truth and the Rise of Popular Lies,” political...

GU Votes Holds Fifth Yearly Voter Registration Drive

GU Votes Holds Fifth Yearly Voter Registration Drive

By Julia Staley October 7, 2021

Georgetown University Votes (GU Votes) hosted its fifth annual drive for National Voter Registration Day on Sep. 28, registering an estimated over 100 students to vote.   Voter registration...

MARCHL: Confront QAnon Disinformation

MARCHL: Confront QAnon Disinformation

By Lea Marchl January 28, 2021

At Georgetown University, an institution dedicated to the pursuit of truth, it can be easy to dismiss the disinformation and conspiratorial thinking that has taken over much of the United States. However,...

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