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Verveer Talks Gender Parity

Executive Director for the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace Security Melanne Verveer (SFS ’66 and GRD ’69) celebrated her new book “Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose” while championing ways women can take on leadership roles in Riggs Library on Thursday. The event was hosted by the[Read More…]

by February 23, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Panel Targets Gender, Climate Connection

The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security hosted a panel discussion on the lack of female involvement in climate change mitigation and the effect climate change has on women in the Intercultural Center Auditorium on Friday. The event, titled “Women and Climate Change: Impact and Agency in Human Rights,[Read More…]

by October 20, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Former Secretary of State and Georgetown professor Madeleine Albright participated in a discussion on the role of women in peacekeeping efforts.

Albright, Jahjaga Discuss Women’s Role in Peacekeeping

Former Secretary of State and Georgetown professor Madeleine Albright and President of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga discussed the importance of women’s political participation in peacekeeping in Gaston Hall on Wednesday. The event, titled “Women Leading Peace,” was held by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Securities and coincides with the[Read More…]

by October 4, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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A panel discussed the legacy of former SFS Dean Carol Lancaster in Copley Formal Lounge on Monday.

Panel Reflects on Lancaster’s Legacy

Four panelists discussed the legacy of former School of Foreign Service dean Carol Lancaster (SFS ’64) Monday afternoon in the Copley Formal Lounge. Melanne Verveer, executive director of Georgetown’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security, led the discussion with Berkley Center Senior Fellow Katherine Marshall, Distinguished Professor in the Practice[Read More…]

by April 14, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Afghan First Lady Rula Ghani, not pictured, will join the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council, which features Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush.

Afghan First Lady Joins Council

The Georgetown U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council recently appointed first lady of Afghanistan Rula Ghani as its newest honorary co-chair, who will serve alongside former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former U.S. first lady Laura Bush. The USAWC was founded in 2002 as part of the U.S. State Department as[Read More…]

by February 27, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke in Gaston Hall on Thursday, marking the re-launch of the International Council on Women’s Business Leadership.

Clinton Discusses Closing Gender Gap in Business

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the honorary co-founder of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, spoke about the progress that has been made in women’s participation in business across the globe and the work that still needs to be done to close the gender gap in economic[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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GIWPS Executive Director Ambassador Melanne Verveer (FLL ’66, GRD ’69) memorialized Lancaster for her tenacity.

Memorial Honors Lancaster

The university community honored the life of School of Foreign Service Dean Emerita Carol Lancaster (SFS ’64) with a memorial service in Gaston Hall on Sunday. Lancaster, who died Oct. 22, was remembered for her wit, remarkable intelligence and endless dedication. Vice President for Mission and Ministry Fr. Kevin O’Brien,[Read More…]

by October 28, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
DANIEL SMITH/THE HOYA Clinton used a PowerPoint slideshow to illustrate his discussion of economic policy.

Clinton Covers Policy, Criticizes Media in Gaston

Former President Bill Clinton (SFS ’68) delivered the second lecture in his Georgetown series Wednesday, focusing on the importance of understanding policy in broader political debates. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unexpectedly attended the event, sitting next to University President John J. DeGioia and her former chief of staff,[Read More…]

by April 30, 2014 2 comments Campus News, News
Dinner Honors Women Ambassadors

Dinner Honors Women Ambassadors

Women diplomats, Washington leaders, journalists and Georgetown faculty gathered in Riggs Library on Monday evening for a dinner honoring women ambassadors to the United States. Twenty-one of the 29 current female ambassadors to the United States attended the event, held by Georgetown’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security, which was[Read More…]

by October 16, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Ambassador to Head New Institute

A high ranking State Department official will join the ranks of Georgetown administration next Monday. Melanne Verveer (I ’66, G ’69), who was appointed by President Obama in 2009 to be the first ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues, will become the executive director for the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.[Read More…]

by February 7, 2013 0 comments News