Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad speaks about politics and women’s rights

Last Thursday evening, the Georgetown University Arab Society and Lecture Fund hosted A Conversation with Masih Alinejad, a discussion with the distinguished Iranian journalist and author is living in exile in the United Kingdom after she openly criticized… Read More


Monsanto CTO engages STIA students over GMOs and the future of the food industry

On Tuesday night, Monsanto’s Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Robert Fraley spoke to an audience of Georgetown students, perhaps quite aptly, in the Reiss Science building about global food security and agricultural technology. The Lecture Fund also invited… Read More


Former White House Press Secretary takes on SFSers in Gaston Hall

Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney found himself once again on the receiving end of tough questions late Monday—except he had traded his familiar podium in the West Wing’s Briefing Room for Gaston Hall’s imposing lectern. Brought… Read More


IMF Managing Director visits Georgetown before annual meeting

On Thursday morning, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde called on America and other nations to overcome growth stagnation in the global economy. This comes a week before the World Bank Group-IMF annual meeting in D.C…. Read More


Malaysian Prime Minister talks ASEAN ways at Gaston, asked why he leads a one-party state

On Tuesday night, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak spoke at a Lecture Fund event at Gaston Hall as part of his visit to the U.S. this month. Now in his fifth year as head of state, he has a daughter, Nooryana… Read More

Kevin Spacey and Ron Klain talk ethics in Gaston Hall

Award-winning actor and House of Cards star Kevin Spacey and noted politician, Georgetown alum, and adjunct professor, Ron Klain (COL ’83) held a talk this Monday. Hosted by the Lecture Fund in Gaston Hall, the subject of the… Read More

Jim Kim, President of the World Bank, speaks on global anti-poverty efforts

This Tuesday, Georgetown hosted the President of the World Bank Group, Dr. Jim Yong Kim. In a talk titled “Within Our Grasp: A World Free of Poverty,” Dr. Kim addressed the audience in Gaston Hall on issues ranging… Read More

Journalist Chris Matthews plays Hardball with Congress

Yesterday, Georgetown University in conjunction with the GU Library Associates and the GU Lecture Fund hosted journalist Chris Matthews, former presidential speechwriter and host of Hardball on MSNBC and The Chris Matthews Show on NBC. Matthews gave the Tanous Family Endowed Lecture… Read More

Museum curators, professors discuss the personality of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei

Yesterday, the GU Art Aficionados, the Lecture Fund, and the Department of Art and Art History hosted a panel discussion on Ai Weiwei, a controversial Chinese artist who often uses his art to criticize the Chinese government. This… Read More

Hollywood actress Rosario Dawson brings a fresh face to GU

Rosario Dawson charmed Gaston Hall last Friday afternoon in a talk hosted by the Lecture Fund. Dawson conversed with students about her life as a political activist as well as her experiences growing up in an abandoned building… Read More