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August 2, 1990– A day the world changed

Twenty-years ago– on August 2, 1990– Iraq invaded Kuwait.  Undoubtedly, Saddam Hussein expected nothing more than a desultory, toothless response from the international community– especially the United Nations. Such had been the case since the founding of the Organization in 1945. With the exception of its response to North Korean’s invasion of the South in 1950, the United Nations had …

Ambassador Mark Lagon to return to Georgetown University

The Master of Science in Foreign Service Program (MSFS) at Georgetown University is excited to announce that Ambassador Mark P. Lagon will be joining MSFS as Visiting Professor and Concentration Chair for International Relations and Security, effective August, 2010.
Dr. Lagon brings to MSFS a wealth of experience from both the public and nonprofit worlds of international affairs.  Prior to coming …

Video: World Food Day, October 16, 2009

Secretary Clinton’s Statement on World Food Day, October 16, 2009
On World Food Day, we join with others to reaffirm our commitment to work to combat one of today’s most critical issues—global hunger. More than one billion people – one sixth of the world’s population—suffer from chronic hunger. This year there are an estimated 105 million more people who are chronically …

Who’s in charge of human rights at the State Department?

When Secretary of State Hilary Clinton went to China in February, there was much concern among activists that she had downplayed human rights. And this, undoubtedly, led to speculation that human rights would not be playing as critical a role in U.S. foreing policy as some advocates might have hoped. But many were encouraged when it was reported in February …

Video: Filling Positions at the Department of State

Filling Positions at the Department of State from Anthony Clark Arend on Vimeo.
Professor Anthony Clark Arend discusses the need for the Obama Administration to quickly fill critical positions at the Department of State.


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Anthony Clark Arend is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Commentary and analysis at the intersection of international law and politics.