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VIDEO | Following Little Amal

By Emily Han October 6, 2023

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YybgHI0einc Little Amal, a 12-foot puppet representing a young Syrian refugee who travels across the world to raise awareness about human rights, visited Washington,...

Students Donate Supplies to Aid Earthquake Relief in Turkey, Syria

Students Donate Supplies to Aid Earthquake Relief in Turkey, Syria

By Evie Steele February 9, 2023

CW: This article references/discusses violence related to natural disasters. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources.  Georgetown University’s Turkish students...

Biden Renews Calls for Austin Tice’s Release 10 Years After His Disappearance

Biden Renews Calls for Austin Tice’s Release 10 Years After His Disappearance

By Eli Kales August 30, 2022

A decade after Austin Tice (SFS ’02, LAW ’13) was last seen in Syria covering the Syrian civil war, President Joe Biden has demanded information about Tice’s whereabouts and reaffirmed his commitment...

VIEWPOINT: Stand With Syrian Citizens

VIEWPOINT: Stand With Syrian Citizens

By Omar Alshogre March 18, 2021

This piece discusses violence, police brutality and incarceration. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. For people around the world, March represents the changing...

COURTESY OMAR ALSHOGRE | Syrian dissident Omar Alshogre (GRD 25) went viral after a video of him reacting to his acceptance to Georgetown was posted to Twitter.

Syrian Refugee Who Survived Imprisonment Under Assad Accepted to Georgetown

By Grace Buono November 20, 2020

Omar Alshogre (GRD ’24) was driving through the mountains of Norway when he received an email notifying him he was accepted to Georgetown University just nine days after applying. Because he had never...

Foreign Journalists Face Barriers to Freedom of Speech, Panel Says

Foreign Journalists Face Barriers to Freedom of Speech, Panel Says

By Harrison McBride January 31, 2020

Freedom of expression is a universal aspiration among people, but journalists and policymakers must be cognizant of diverse cultural and political circumstances when promoting free speech abroad, panelists...

ASHLEY CHEN FOR THE HOYA Reilly Dowd (SFS ’13) (left) and Wanjiku Ngare (SFS ’13) (right) spoke about their documentary “Dreams of Daraa, which highlights a womans experience during the Syrian civil war, at an event Monday.

Alumnae Filmmakers Urge Continued Support for Syrian Refugees

By Max Levine October 31, 2018

Global activism on behalf of Syrian refugees falters as donors and activists become disinterested with the conflict, alumnae filmmakers Reilly Dowd (SFS ’13) and Wanjiku Ngare (SFS ’13) said at an...

EDITORIAL: Renew Support for Austin Tice

By Editorial Board December 8, 2017

As Hoyas prepare to return home for the holidays and be with family and friends, we must remember those who are not as fortunate as we are to enjoy the spoils of the season. This situation is the case...

ABC NEWS
Alexander Marquardt (SFS ’04), an ABC foreign correspondent, spoke at an event Monday night about the Syrian Civil War and its effects on extremism in the region, based on his experience covering the Arab Spring in 2011, United States presidential campaigns and the conflict in Syria, which he considers the most difficult war he could have covered.

ABC Foreign Correspondent Discusses Syrian War

By Isabelle Groenewegen February 17, 2017

The civil war in Syria and President Bashar al-Assad’s attempts to quell rebels have led to an increase in extremism in the region, according to a talk by Alexander Marquardt (SFS ’04), ABC News...

VIEWPOINT: Hope in American Ambition

VIEWPOINT: Hope in American Ambition

By Noor Shakfeh February 7, 2017

By signing an executive order banning the entry of individuals to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries, President Donald Trump has perpetuated Islamophobia at the government level. Domestically,...

Free Austin Tice

By The Editorial Board April 8, 2016

“Austin Tice’s journalism showed what it is like to be a child living in one of the most dangerous war zones in the world,” said Debra Tice, mother of journalist Austin Tice (SFS ’02), at the “Press...

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Panel moderator Sanford Ungar, left, Debra Tice and former McClatchy Newspapers Bureau Chief Nancy Youssef spoke on journalist Austin Tice’s (SFS ’02) kidnapping in Syria in the ICC on Wednesday.

Panelists Discuss Tice’s Kidnapping, Journalist Safety

By Ellen Baker April 8, 2016

Panelists discussed journalist Austin Tice’s (SFS ’02) 2012 kidnapping in Syria, the challenges of reporting in combat zones and the need for swift advocacy on Austin’s behalf as part of the...

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