Event Report

A Conversation with Emma Ashford on Oil and National Security

A Conversation with Emma Ashford on Oil and National Security

Emma Ashford, a research fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute, lead a wide-ranging discussion on oil and national security at an event hosted by the International Affairs Society on Monday. Ashford framed the discussion in an interesting way. She argued that, given the recent fracking boom and increase in the […]

A Conversation with Ambassador Shinn

A Conversation with Ambassador Shinn

Why is a region of over one billion young, industrious people so widely ignored by media circles? Why is a continent three times the size of the United States absent from that same country’s foreign policy priorities? What is really going on in Africa? Those were just some of the […]

A Conversation on Global Press Freedom

A Conversation on Global Press Freedom

Delphine Halgand paints a dismal portrait of the state of press freedom in today’s world. The U.S. Director of Reporters Without Borders spoke with GW students yesterday about her organization’s work to protect that “freedom that allows you to verify the existence of all the other freedoms.” But across the […]

Brazilian Ex-President Lula Looks Abroad for Support

Brazilian Ex-President Lula Looks Abroad for Support

On Wednesday, September 21, attorneys Valeska Teixeira and Cristiano Zanin Martins from the Brazilian law firm Teixeira & Martins Advogados met with a small group of scholars, legal professionals, labor advocates, and activists to discuss the future of Teixeira-Martins client Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Da Silva, better known simply […]

H.E. Frank Walter Steinmier encourages transatlantic partnerships at George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs

Germany’s Foreign Minister Calls for More Trans-Atlantic Cooperation, Condemns Politics of Fear

In a visit hosted by the Elliott School of International Affairs on Tuesday, German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank Walter Steinmeier struck an optimistic tone as he delivered remarks on why the Trans-Atlantic Partnership is crucial for solving global problems. Steinmeier, who has served since 2013, outlined the major global challenges Germany […]