Post Tagged with: "development"

ROCHELLE VAYNTRUB FOR THE HOYA | Slow economic growth has made emerging African economies skeptical of Western markets, economist Dambisa Moyo said.

Chinese Growth Model Appeals to African Nations, Economist Says

Developing countries have less incentive to model their economies after the United States and allies following the success of China’s economy amid global stagnation, according to international economist Dambisa Moyo. People around the globe are increasingly skeptical of a Western model of markets and democracy. Distinct from the West’s emphasis[Read More…]

by March 22, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News
William McDonough, architect and environmental activist delivered the keynote speech at an event entitled 
"Rethinking Plastic: Answering a Global Call to Action." He discussed the impacts of sustainability at Georgetown with leaders of environmentally focused organizations on campus.

McDonough Proposes Sustainable Manufacturing Model

The survival of the global economy and the future health of the environment depend on manufacturing multi-use goods that produce less waste, argued architect and sustainable development leader Bill McDonough in an event Wednesday. The event, entitled “Rethinking Plastic: Answering a Global Call to Action,” was cosponsored by Georgetown University’s[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
India’s Modern Money

India’s Modern Money

On Nov. 8 2016, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi demonetized India overnight, announcing that the old 500-rupee and 1,000-rupee notes from the Mahatma Gandhi Series would be obsolete except for a few essential services such as hospitals, pharmaceutical shops, gasoline stations, etc., which could still accept the currency. Modi then[Read More…]

by January 19, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top

Mystic Benefits

In September 2015, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ted Leonsis, owner of the NBA’s Washington Wizards and the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, announced plans to construct a $56 million sports and entertainment complex in the Congress Heights neighborhood, in Ward 8 of D.C. Last week, Bowser led the demolition of[Read More…]

by February 26, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Grant Funds Research in East Africa

Georgetown University will expand its research on mobile money in East Africa and its effect on the Kenyan and Ugandan populations after receiving a $3.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced Feb. 12. The Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation, also known as gui2de,[Read More…]

by February 26, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News

Rethinking “Sleep When You’re Dead”

Visit the Center for Student Engagement in 316 Leavey and you will find that our intentions for Georgetown students are very clear. The emblem on the wall says it all: “Be Inspired. Get Involved. Stay Engaged.” After reading Sydney Jean Gottfried’s thoughtful and thought-provoking piece on the Huffington Post blog,[Read More…]

by January 23, 2016 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
A Critical Look at Inclusive Growth

A Critical Look at Inclusive Growth

There has been lots of buzz these days about inclusive growth and wealth redistribution. So much so that even a humble intern like myself feels the need to grapple with such big issues. It’s come up at every social innovation event I’ve been to and with every entrepreneur I’ve spoken[Read More…]

by July 17, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Tony Blair talked development in Africa in Gaston Hall Thursday.

Blair Talks Global Governance

Former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Tony Blair discussed the importance of implementing effective governance and the role of the international community in African development in Gaston Hall on Thursday. The event, which was called “A Conversation on Governance, Development and Africa,” was moderated by Steven Radelet,[Read More…]

by April 24, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Joel Hellman, the World Bank chief institutional economist, will assume the deanship of the School of Foreign Service on July 1.

Hellman Chosen To Lead SFS

World Bank Chief Institutional Economist Joel Hellman was selected as the new dean of the School of Foreign Service, blending experience in academia and development practice to steer the school into its second century. Hellman will assume his role July 1. He will succeed SFS Interim Dean James Reardon Anderson,[Read More…]

by April 17, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

No. 5 — Cycles

June 10, 2012, 4:28 p.m. I’m sorry for giving you such a burden, but take this as a part of growing bigger and stronger. You are grown, but you have a lot more growing up to do. You worked very hard to get where you are. But now you have[Read More…]

by November 9, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top