SSP Event: Security Around the World: U.S.-China Competition and the Korean Peninsula

Photo: Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, December 4, 2013. Photo credit: Reuters/Lintao Zhang On Tuesday, March 9th, the Georgetown Center for Security Studies hosted an event entitled: “Security Around the World: U.S.-China Competition and the Korean Peninsula.” This event focused on the … Continue reading SSP Event: Security Around the World: U.S.-China Competition and the Korean Peninsula

Making The Law Work for Women

Photo Credit: Robyn Jay. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA (Accessed via UN University Webpage) On Thursday, February 25th, the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS), in partnership with the Georgetown Ambassadors for Women, Peace and Security, hosted the second of their five-part webinar series focused on increasing gender equality. The event, entitled Making the Law Work for … Continue reading Making The Law Work for Women

Owning the Libs: Explaining the Rise of Illiberal Populism After the End of History

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks during Fidesz party campaign rally. Photo credit: Laszlo Balogh/Getty Images The Light that Failed: Why the West is Losing the Fight for Democracy (2020)by Ivan Krastev and Stephen HolmesPegasus Books, 246 pp., $26.95 After the collapse of Soviet-style communism in 1989-1991, analysts infamously declared liberal democracy would sweep the … Continue reading Owning the Libs: Explaining the Rise of Illiberal Populism After the End of History

Dr. Fauci’s 2020 Takeaways

Dr. Anthony Fauci participating in a news briefing with members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Photo Credit: Jabin Botsford/Washington Post On Monday, December 14th, the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) hosted a webinar entitled Year-End Reflections on 2020 with Dr. Anthony Fauci. The event was moderated … Continue reading Dr. Fauci’s 2020 Takeaways

Sandra Grady Interview

After several years of government service, Professor Sandra Grady joined the SSP community in fall 2018. She has formerly taught “African Security Challenges” and currently teaches “Disinformation and Security.” GSSR caught up with her to discuss her career, her background in anthropology and folklore, her love of fieldwork, and more. The transcript of this interview, … Continue reading Sandra Grady Interview

Georgetown Among Universities Targeted by Iranian-Backed Hackers

Photo Credit: Federal Bureau of Investigation Georgetown University was targeted by an Iranian-backed cyber threat actor dubbed Silent Librarian (a.k.a Cobbalt Dikkens) in April 2020. The group, employed by an Iran-based company named “Mabna Institute,” has been targeting universities since at least 2013 in search of academic materials for the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), … Continue reading Georgetown Among Universities Targeted by Iranian-Backed Hackers

A Discussion on ICE Detention Centers and Forced Gynecological Procedures

Dawn Wooten (left) the whistleblower who filed a complaint about the conditions at the Irwin County Detention Center, accompanied by protestors at a news conference in Atlanta. Photo Credit: Jeff Amy/AP On November 9th, the Georgetown University Gender Justice Initiative hosted a virtual event entitled: Forced Gynecological Procedures and Other Gender Abuses in Detention. Moderated … Continue reading A Discussion on ICE Detention Centers and Forced Gynecological Procedures

As Unusual School Year Begins, Georgetown’s SSP Steps Up DEI Efforts

Photo Credit: Pixabay/Alexandra Koch It is 2020: a year when racial injustice is topping national headlines and forcing the national security community to confront its heritage of racial prejudice, exclusion, and marginalization. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are three core principles guiding organizations and communities as they seek to increase representation of marginalized and underrepresented … Continue reading As Unusual School Year Begins, Georgetown’s SSP Steps Up DEI Efforts

Seth Johnston Interview

Photo Credit: Professor Johnston's Faculty Profile Professor Seth A. Johnston is one of SSP’s newest faculty members. After several years of service in the U.S. Army and academic appointments at the United States Military Academy and Harvard University, he joined the SSP community this past summer and currently teaches a 500 course. GSSR caught up … Continue reading Seth Johnston Interview

“Where the real fight begins:” What Would it Take to Solve Washington’s Diversity Crisis?

President Trump Addresses a Briefing on the Coronavirus on January 29, 2020. Photo Credit:White House Official Flickr Account  The killings of Ahmad Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd by police over the past summer have ignited a worldwide wave of protests calling for racial justice and an end to police brutality. In a deeper sense, … Continue reading “Where the real fight begins:” What Would it Take to Solve Washington’s Diversity Crisis?