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Georgetown University Names Dr. Erwin Tiongson MSFS Concentration Chair for International Development

Dr. Erwin Tiongson will be joining the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program (MSFS) in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in August as Professor in the Practice of International Affairs and Concentration Chair for International Development.
Dr. Tiongson is currently a Senior Economist at the World Bank for Latin America and the Caribbean Region. Prior to …

In Memoriam: Inis L. Claude, Jr.

It is with great sadness that I share with you the news that Professor Inis L. Claude, Jr., passed away on December 23, 2013. Professor Claude was my mentor, my teacher and my friend. It was my honor to have had him as my dissertation adviser.
Inis Claude was a legend in the field of international relations. His classic works, including …

Video and Text: Pope Francis’s Urbi et Orbi Christmas Address


Here, via Vatican Radio, is the complete text of the Pope’s address.
Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace among those whom he favours (Lk 2:14)
Dear brothers and sisters in Rome and throughout the whole world, Greetings and Happy Christmas!
I take up the song of the angels who appeared to the shepherds in Bethlehem on the night when Jesus was …

Text of the Iranian Nuclear Agreement

Joint Plan of Action
The goal for these negotiations is to reach a mutually-agreed long-term comprehensive solution that would ensure Iranˈs nuclear program will be exclusively peaceful. Iran reaffirms that under no circumstances will Iran ever seek or develop any nuclear weapons. This comprehensive solution would build on these initial measures and result in a final step for a period to …

The Gettysburg Address: 150 Years Later

At a time when leadership is sorely lacking in the United States and elsewhere, it is appropriate to pause and recall the words of a true transformational leader, Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was an inspiring orator, but he also got things done. He was able to be transactional as necessary. Too often today, we have government officials who utter lofty words, …

Kah Walla, Cameroonian Activist and former Presidential Candidate, will speak on “Leadership: Africa in the World and Women in Africa,” Thur, Nov 21, 2013, 12:15

The Master of Science in Foreign Service
cordially invites you to
The Second Annual Philippe Sachs Lecture in Leadership by

Kah Walla
Cameroonian Entrepreneur, Leading Female Activist, and Elected Official
“Leadership: Africa in the World
and Women in Africa”
Thursday, November 21, 2013
12:15 – 1:45 pm
ICC Auditorium, Intercultural Center
Georgetown University
To RSVP or for more information, please click here.

After an impressive entry into national politics in 2007, Kah Walla is today …

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons wins Nobel Peace Prize

In a somewhat surprising move, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. The Committee press release notes:
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2013 is to be awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for its extensive efforts to …

Constitute: A New Website on Comparative Constitutions


Check out, Constitute, a new website on the world’s constitutions. It is an amazing, searchable database. As the website explains:
Constitute allows you to interact with the world’s constitutions in a few different ways.

Quickly find relevant passages. The Comparative Constitutions Project has tagged passages of each constitution with a topic — e.g., “right to privacy” or “equality regardless of gender” — so you can …

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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.