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Faculty Contribute to Study on Internally Displaced Persons

Faculty Contribute to Study on Internally Displaced Persons

By Laetitia Haddad October 1, 2021

Georgetown University professors collaborated with a committee of the United Nations to produce the first-ever long-term study on internally displaced persons in Iraq.  The study analyzed 3,500...

ADRIANE AGHATA VIA ISRAA AL-KAMALI | Israa Al-Kamali (SFS-Q ’17) launched the first independent Iraqi film festival after months of remote organizing to represent the experience of Iraqis with a global community.

GU Qatar Grad Launches First Independent Iraqi Film Festival

By Grace Buono November 13, 2020

Growing up, Israa Al-Kamali (SFS-Q ’17) dreamed of being a writer. But the more she wrote, the more she realized how much better the stories she wanted to tell would work as movies. She could imagine...

GREGORY: The Convoluted Kurdish Question

By Matthew Gregory April 26, 2016

Every time a politician suggests a new approach to Middle East policy, the Kurdish ethnic group comes up as an unlikely ally. “We need to arm the Kurds now,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R - Texas) said in September....

Bring the Security of Iraq to the Forefront

Bring the Security of Iraq to the Forefront

By Matthew Gregory February 2, 2016

One of the most common criticisms of the current United States strategy in Iraq is that President Obama does not have any strategy. This is false. Though by no means sufficient, some measures — military...

SOLTIS: Printing Layers of History

SOLTIS: Printing Layers of History

By Patrick Soltis January 22, 2016

The Islamic State group, in an effort to eliminate artifacts without Islamic significance such as sculptures in museums or valuable remnants of ancient architecture, has caused immense destruction in the...

Med Student Founds Refugee Service

By Gaia Mattiace September 15, 2015

In northern Iraq, many war refugees are subject to torture, abuse and injury yet receive minimal resources or access to medical care. After he witnessed the dire need for aid on a service trip, Aaron...

Unconstructive Criticism: ISIS Policy in the GOP Crosshairs

By Matthew Gregory June 24, 2015

“Weak.” “Misguided.” “An abject failure.” Over the past several months, these criticisms have been hurled at President Barack Obama by an array of pundits and politicians for his policies...

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Masters of Arab Studies students sell T-shirts in Red Square to raise funds for Syrian and Iraqi refugees.

Students Aid Refugees

By Emily Tu April 24, 2015

Five students in the Masters of Arab Studies program course “Refugees in the Arab World” began a fundraiser for Syrian and Iraqi refugees in coordination with the Collateral Repair Project this...

The Privilege of Service

The Privilege of Service

By Rebecca Holliman March 23, 2015

For a young woman of modest origins from the countryside of Oklahoma, finding myself in the Palace Al Bustan in Oman, dressed in my best suit, trying desperately to look like I belonged in a room full...

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3 Professors Call for ISIS Intervention

By Giovanna Azevedo September 26, 2014

Three Georgetown faculty members have signed an Iraq Rescue plea calling for U.S. military intervention against the Islamic State group. Director of the Berkley Center’s Religious Freedom Project...

SHAH: The Lackluster American Follow-Through on Iraq

SHAH: The Lackluster American Follow-Through on Iraq

By Parth Shah September 9, 2014

The recent coverage of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s rise in Iraq has shocked many Americans — seemingly suddenly, a tragic turn of events has unfolded just as Iraq looked stable. After...

Poli Sci for the Average Guy: ISIS Competes in Middle Eastern Monopoly

Poli Sci for the Average Guy: ISIS Competes in Middle Eastern Monopoly

By Harper Weissburg and Harper Weissburg August 28, 2014

The longest Monopoly game in history lasted for 70 straight days, and in those 70 days, green houses, red hotels and social lives were lost. The names of the incredibly bored record-setters are not disclosed,...

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