Women’s studies professor suggested as possible DNC chair

As Democratic National Committee chair Tim Kaine is expected to announce this week whether he will step down from his position to run for a senate seat in Virginia, Georgetown professor Donna Brazile has been suggested as a possible replacement. Brazile, an adjunct assistant professor in the women’s studies program, currently serves as the chair […]

Tariq Ramadan, formerly a banned scholar, on radically reforming Islam

Tariq Ramadan, a world-renowned Swiss Islamic scholar, is currently making his first appearance in the U.S. since the State Department barred him from entering the U.S. in 2004. On Monday, he spoke at Georgetown University in Gaston Hall along with School of Foreign Service Professor John Esposito about the need for the radical reform in […]

Two Georgetown Law professors tapped by Obama administration

On Saturday, after Republicans delayed their confirmation votes for months, President Barack Obama announced the recess appointments of 15 4 nominees to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, including Georgetown University Law Center professor Chai Feldblum, shown right. The EEOC’s mission is to end workplace discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or whistle-blowing. […]

Georgetown Law’s Home Court raises $371k for Washington Legal Clinic

There was no partisan rancor Wednesday night at Thurgood Marshall Elementary—just an annual basketball game for charity, where members of the Georgetown University Law Center’s faculty (team name Hoya Lawyas, naturally) beat members of the United States Congress (Hill’s Angels) 49 to 42 in an event that raised $371,953 for the Washington Legal Clinic for […]

U.N. chief approves of Georgetown’s Anthony Lake for UNICEF head

Georgetown School of Foreign Service professor Anthony Lake is one step closer to being officially named the head of UNICEF, the U.N.’s children’s agency, having been approved by U.N. Chief Ban Ki Moon as his nomination for UNICEF chief. The Associated Press reports that UNICEF’s board is expected to approve of the selection. The chief […]

Georgetown Law Center’s David Cole argues against Patriot Act provision before Supreme Court

On February 23, depending on how you feel about a provision in the USA Patriot Act that bans even the most benign assistance to terrorist groups, Georgetown University Law Center Professor David Cole gave a rousing defense of First Amendment rights before the Supreme Court. Or, he is part of a dangerous effort to dismantle […]

U.S. nominates Georgetown professor Tony Lake to be UNICEF chief

Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service may be out one very valuable professor by the end of the school year. The U.S. has nominted Anthony Lake, the former national security adviser to Bill Clinton and Distinguished Professor in Practice of Diplomacy in the SFS, to be chief of UNICEF. The news comes from the Associated […]

Law Center Dean Aleinikoff appointed UN Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees

T. Alexander Aleinikoff Dean of the Georgetown University Law Center T. Alexander Aleinikoff has been appointed to serve as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights starting on February 1, according to a University broadcast e-mail. According to the UN, the office of the Comissioner for Human Rights “leads global human rights efforts [and] […]

Stephen Colbert reenacts nuclear holocaust for Georgetown professor

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Better Know a Lobby – Ploughshares Fund www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor U.S. Speedskating Master of Science in Foreign Service Professor Joseph Cirincione went on the Colbert Report this past Monday to discuss the Ploughshares Fund, a group which advocates against nuclear proliferation. Cirincione, who […]

Georgetown professor defends D.C. Archdiocese’s anti-same-sex marriage moves

The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington provoked quite a stir this week when it announced that it would abandon its contracts with the city unless the D.C. Council changed its proposed same-sex marriage bill.  The church says that the bill could force it to extend employee benefits to same-sex married couples, so they would no longer […]

Obama nominates openly gay Georgetown Law prof for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Earlier this week, President Barack Obama announced that he was nominating Chai Feldblum, an openly lesbian Georgetown Law professor, to serve on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC is a federal agency whose purpose is to end workplace discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability or whistle-blowing. Feldblum has been […]