In anticipation of its 100th anniversary, the Walsh School of Foreign Service is organizing an annual Centennial Event Series. Each year leading up to the 2019-2020 centennial year, SFS will choose an important theme around which to plan programs for the Georgetown and Washington, DC communities. Featuring experts and practitioners in international affairs and other disciplines intersecting with the theme, the Centennial Event Series will demonstrate the reach and relevance of SFS scholarship and its impact on key global issues.

The 2016-2017 Centennial Event Series theme is The Environment.

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September 2016

Competing Principals: Governing the Global Expansion of National Oil Companies

September 27, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20057 United States
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A discussion with Andrew Cheon, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. The Energy and Climate Policy Research Seminar aims to enhance intellectual exchange among faculty and students by providing a forum to discuss research and policy topics related to the international and domestic dimensions of energy and climate change policy. Speakers will include members of the Georgetown community as well as invited faculty and practitioners from the Washington area and beyond.

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October 2016

The Global Water Crisis

October 15, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
ICC Auditorium, Intercultural Center, Georgetown University
Washington, DC 20057 United States
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A presentation by Mark Giordano during Georgetown Parents Weekend.

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‘Mist of the Earth’ Art Exhibition and Panel Discussion

October 18, 2016 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

To celebrate the opening of its new home on the Georgetown campus, the Georgetown Environment Initiative (GEI) is collaborating with the Walsh School of Foreign Service and its Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA) program to bring Brazilian artist Denise Milan, her vision, and her exhibition Mist of the Earth to our University community.

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Monarchs and Climate: The Implications of Global Climate Change on Monarch Butterfly Population Dynamics

October 25, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20057 United States
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A discussion with Leslie Ries, Assistant Professor and Naresh Neupane, Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Biology at Georgetown University.

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November 2016

How to Make Renewable Energy Investments in Developing Countries Attractive for the Private Sector

November 1, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20057 United States
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A discussion with Tobias Schmidt, Assistant Professor of Energy Politics, ETH Zurich.

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Low-Carbon Opportunities for Rural Development: Fostering Climate Change Resilience in South Asia

November 3, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Old North 205, 3700 O Street NW
Washington, DC 20057 United States
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On November 3, Richie Ahuja, regional director for Asia at the Environmental Defense Fund, will offer his perspective on low-carbon opportunities for rural development in the South Asian region with a focus on "climate smart" agricultural practices. He will also share his experience implementing such projects and comment on their scalability.

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When Two Worlds Collide movie screening and panel discussion

November 15, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Reiss 211, 3700 O Street NW
Washington, DC 20057 United States
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Join Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and the Center for Latin American Studies for a saga of oil development, environmental justice, and indigenous activism in the Peruvian Amazon and beyond. When Two Worlds Collide, an Award-winning film, vividly highlights the conflicts between indigenous rights and the extractive development model.

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The Coming National Security Challenges of Climate Change

November 17, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20057 United States
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Join us for our next Thursday lunch event on Nov. 17 as the focus turns towards a discussion about the National Security Challenges that the US and other nations face, and will face in the coming decades, relating to climate change and energy security.

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January 2017

The True Cost of Air Pollution

January 24 @ 12:30 am - 2:00 pm

Please join us for the next Energy and Climate Policy Research Seminar with Daniel Sullivan, Fellow, Resources for the Future.

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JumpStart January: Careers in Energy

January 31 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Herman Room, Healey Family Student Center, Tondorf Road
Washington, DC 20057 United States
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Are you interested in the energy field? There are many ways to approach a career in this sector.

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