Post Tagged with: "human rights"

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Recognize Israel as Apartheid State

On April 12, the leaders of Georgetown Israel Alliance published an op-ed in The Hoya titled, “Include Diverse Narratives in Israel-Palestine Debate.” The article’s authors accuse Israeli Apartheid Week, a series of events hosted by Students for Justice in Palestine during the first week of April, of presenting a “one-sided,[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 5 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Denounce Israeli Apartheid

This past week, Georgetown University’s Students for Justice in Palestine, launched its 15th annual Apartheid Week, hosting a series of events to highlight the apartheid conditions Palestinians live under in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Apartheid — defined in international law as the institutionalized, systematic oppression and domination by one[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
@FRANCESCAGORTZ/TWITTER | Former Yemeni Minister for Human Rights Amat Alsoswa called for Yemeni women to be included in peace negotiations at an event Friday.

Women Essential to Advancement of Peace in Yemen, Former Minister Says

The representation of Yemeni women in peace negotiations is necessary to put an end to the Yemeni conflict, Yemen’s former Minister for Human Rights Amat Alsoswa said at an event Friday. Hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, the event, titled “Prospects for Peace in Yemen,” was[Read More…]

by February 13, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Correct Transgender Stereotypes

The founders of the United States once identified “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” as inalienable rights granted to every person. Unfortunately, these rights are not currently enjoyed by America’s transgender citizens. Last week, the Supreme Court allowed President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military[Read More…]

by February 3, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Nike Negotiation Calls for Collaboration, Not Confrontation

Since late 2015, Georgetown students have urged University President John J. DeGioia to cut ties with Nike if the company refuses to sign the university’s Licensee Code of Conduct. That protest culminated earlier today with 17 members of workers’ rights advocacy group Georgetown Solidarity Committee staging a sit-in at the[Read More…]

by December 8, 2016 4 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Yeonmi Park spoke about fleeing from North Korea.

Defector Speaks on North Korea

North Korean defector Yeonmi Park spoke about her experience fleeing her home country in Gaston Hall on Sunday in an event hosted by student group Truth and Human Rights in North Korea. Park spoke about her life in North Korea as well as her defection, which took her to China[Read More…]

by November 18, 2014 1 comment Campus News, News
MSFS Director Anthony Clark Arend (SFS ’80) spoke about human dignity in the Lohrfink Auditorium on Thursday.

Authors Discuss Human Dignity

Contributors to the new book “Human Dignity and the Future of Global Institutions” discussed the role of human dignity in a changing international environment filled with a proliferation of new international actors in a panel hosted by the masters of science in foreign service program, the Mortara Center for International[Read More…]

by October 17, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News
Author and columnist Nicholas Kristof, the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes, spoke on human rights and global inequalities Sunday.

Kristof Addresses Human Rights, Inequalities

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Nicholas Kristof spoke to Georgetown students Sunday about his new book, “A Path Appears,” and his experiences with human rights and political issues plaguing our world today. The event, sponsored by the Lecture Fund, took place in the Intercultural Center Auditorium, drawing an audience of[Read More…]

by September 30, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Through Different Lenses: Israel, Hamas and Gaza

Shortly after the militant group Hamas and the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority agreed to form a unitary government, the kidnapping and subsequent murder of three Israeli teenagers triggered tensions. Rockets were launched into Israel from Hamas-controlled Gaza, which was subject to Israeli air strikes, as Israel arrested hundreds of Palestinians. The[Read More…]

by July 16, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion
Israel’s Crisis of Ethics, Masked by Politics

Israel’s Crisis of Ethics, Masked by Politics

In mid-May, two Palestinian boys were killed by Israeli security forces during demonstrations in the West Bank. Although video footage shows the demonstrations as non-threatening, not a peep was heard from the international community. But in June, three Israeli teenagers went missing, and the world tripped over itself to condemn[Read More…]