Georgian president’s talk in Gaston showcases reforms

In a talk Thursday morning in Gaston Hall, Georgia’s President Mikheil Saakashvili spoke about his nation’s recent and radical successes in its battle against corruption. Opting to speak without notes rather than to deliver the speech he had… Read More

TIME Editor Rick Stengel discusses the present state of journalism and campaigning

Just in time for a month of heated GUSA campaigning and the sometimes subjective media coverage that accompanies it, TIME Magazine Managing Editor Rick Stengel spoke to Georgetown’s chief political organizations on Thursday night. Brought by the Georgetown… Read More

Turkish envoy addresses his nation’s place in “new regional order”

Speaking to roughly one hundred Georgetown staff, students and guests yesterday in Copley Formal Lounge, Turkey’s Ambassador to the United States Namik Tan proudly defended his country’s commitment to Western values of democracy, transparency, the rule of law,… Read More

Hans Rosling, the man behind Gapminder, visits GU

Hans Rosling, an international health scholar and co-founder of the Gapminder Foundation, spoke to a crowd of more than 200 on Monday night in Copley Formal Lounge. Provost James O’Donnell invited Rosling to speak on campus seeing the… Read More

Turkish Foreign Minister visits GU, talks diplomacy and nuclear weapons

On Monday night in Gaston Hall, Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmet Davutoğlu discussed Turkey’s diplomatic objectives and their relevance for the United States. Sponsored by the Lecture Fund, the International Relations Club, the McDonough School of Business,… Read More

Former IMG Sports CEO visits GU, shares business advice

Former CEO of IMG Sports and Entertainment Peter Johnson spoke to 150 people in Copley Formal Lounge on Monday about his experiences working in the sports industry. Johnson, who was invited to campus by Georgetown’s Sports Industry Management… Read More

World Bank president speaks in Gaston, lauds democratized economics

Yesterday, World Bank President Robert Zoellick spoke in Gaston Hall about how development economics must adapt to meet the challenges of the modern world. Citing a desire to democratize the field, Zoellick, who has run the Bank since… Read More

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan speaks in Gaston Hall

On Monday morning, Georgetown welcomed another member of Barack Obama’s cabinet to Gaston Hall—Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Secretary Duncan’s visit, sponsored by the School of Continuing Studies and Parenting Magazine, focused on engaging parents in their children’s… Read More

Hillary Clinton outlines Obama’s human rights agenda at Georgetown

They were reading textbooks intently in the stairwell of Gaston Hall before the event, and proofreading their essays as they waited to be let out of the Hall afterwards, but despite being in the heat of finals season,… Read More

Tony Blair speaks at Gaston Hall

On Wednesday, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair appeared in Gaston Hall as part of the Common Word Between US and You: A Global Agenda for Change Conference.  The gathering at Georgetown, intended to encourage dialogue and promote… Read More