Global Futures Events

Global Futures Events

See all lectures hosted by the Global Futures Initiative and all related events from 2015-2016.

The Global Future of Development, Spring 2015

Global Futures Lectures

January 27: Jim Yong Kim on “Lessons from Ebola: Toward A Post-2015 Strategy for Pandemic Response”

February 10: Kaushik Basu on "Global Economic Development: What the Trends Portend"

March 18: Jim Yong Kim on “A Plan for the Planet: Confronting Climate Change”

April 7: Kaushik Basu on “Development Economics: The Big Open Questions”

Related Events

January 29: Ending Extreme Poverty – A Story of Trajectories and Choices

February 17: Presentation on the 2015 World Development Report by Karla Hoff

February 23: The Future of Peace Corps in the 21st Century

February 26: Anger and Revolutionary Justice: Lessons for our Era from Three Parts of the Globe

March 4: Sharing the Message? Proselytism and Development in Pluralistic Societies

March 19: Life Interrupted: Trafficking into Forced Labor in the United States

March 20: Infrastructure as a Path to Development

March 23: Global Indifference, Solidarity and Development

March 30: Address by Raj Shah, former USAID administrator and SFS distinguished fellow

April 10-12: Fourth annualWalsh Exchange

April 13: Development, Diplomacy and Gender: A Discussion in Honor of Carol Lancaster

April 16-19: Carroll Round Conference

April 23: Address by Tony Blair, former UK Prime Minister

April 23: Washington Area Development Economics Symposium

May 11-13: Summit on Poverty


The Global Future of Governance, Fall 2015

Global Futures Lectures
September 9: Challenges to Global Governance with SFS Dean Joel Hellman

September 30: Governance: Global Health's 21st Century Challenge with Director-General of the World Health Organization Margaret Chan

October 28: Present and Future Challenges of Global Forced Displacement with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres

Related Events
September 11-13: Human Development and Capacity Association (HDCA) conference

September 23: American Foreign Policy and Christians in the Middle East

September 25: Innovations in the Fight Against Corruption: The Experience of the Commission on Audit (COA) of the Philippines

September 29: A Climate of Protection: Trade Policy Responses to Chinese Solar Imports in the EU, the US, and Japan

September 29: Global Governance for Health

September 30 : Women Leading Peace: Women's Political Participation in Peace Processes

September 30 : International Law and Order: a Conversation with Luis Moreno-Ocampo

September 30: Energy Security in Europe: Lithuania’s Role

October 1: "Progress This Week on the Trans-Pacific Partnership?"

October 1: The 25th Anniversary of German Unification: A Conversation with Two Architects

October 2: Mexico City Woodwind Quintet

October 5 : Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship

October 5: In the News: Refugee Crisis

October 7: A Conversation with Father Endashaw Debrework, SJ Ethiopia Country Director of Jesuit Refugee Service

October 8: International Religious Freedom: Toward a Model of Transatlantic Cooperation

October 8: Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947

October 16: The IAEA: An Historical Look

October 20-21: Secretary's Climate and Clean Energy Investment Forum: Catalyzing Climate Solutions

October 21:"What Role American Universities can Play in Advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)"

October 23 :Conference on Public-Private Partnerships: Creative Connections for Global Development

October 27: The Refugee Problems Created by the 1948 Arab-Israeli War

October 28 : Islamic Studies Lecture Series: Ahmed Ibrahim

October 29: Immigration Law and Policy Conference

October 30: Screening of Salam Neighbor

November 2: Pope Francis’ Environmental Encyclical: Protecting the Planet and the Poor - A Conversation with Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez

November 5-8: International alumni weekend Hong Kong

November 10: Poetry Reading and Talk: Sinéad Morrissey

November 12-13: President's Office conference on Vatican II

November 13: Georgetown University Latin American Conference 2015: "Latin America at a Crossroads"

December 1: Auschwitz after 70 Years

December 5: Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Georgetown


The Global Future of Security, Spring 2016

Global Futures Lectures

February 22: Human Security in the Face of Violent Extremism with Zainab Hawa Bangura, the United Nations special representative on sexual violence in conflict

March 21: The Global Future of Security: A Conversation with Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel

April 12: Zero Hunger: A Foundation of Global Stability and Prosperity with Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the United Nation's World Food Programme

Related Events

January 14: The Radicalized Foreign Fighter Threat: Real or Imagined?

January 19: Channeling Obama: National Security, Communications & Politics in a Complex World

January 21: Georgetown Alumna, Author Shares Thoughts on Business, Potential, and Security in The Next Africa.

January 21: Strategic Implications of Global Drift: A Conversation with Professor Chester Crocker, James R. Schlesinger Professor of Strategic Studies

January 27: ISIS v. Al Qaeda: What's the Difference and Does it Matter?

January 28: Annual Nava'i-Nalle Lecture by Dr. Ali Igmen

February 3: USAID Implementation of the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

February 4: Film Screening: Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity

February 5: The Evolution of the Eurasian Union: Economics, Politics, Geopolitics

February 8: A Seat at the Table: An Inside Look as a U.S. Trade Negotiator featuring U.S. Trade Representative Wendy Cutler.

February 8: Discussion on Fundraising in Peacebuilding

February 9: Reversing the Tide of Mass Incarceration: Prospects for Prison Reform

February 10: Talk on Social Entrepreneurship

February 11: PLA Rocket Force and Chinese Nuclear Policy, Strategy, and Force Modernization

February 12: Countering Islamophobia featuring Wael Alzayat and Jasmine el-Gamal

February 17: Russia's Ambivalent Relation to Europe: Attraction, Frustration and Dependence

February 17: Russia and the Land of Shahs and Ayatollahs: Continuity and Changes in Russian-Iranian Relations from the Congress of Vienna to the Present

February 18: Does Terrorism Work? A Historical Case Study of Terrorism’s Effectiveness and its Contemporary Implications

February 23: Anthropology’s Politics: Disciplining the Middle East

February 23: A Dialogue, Book Signing, and Reception with Ted Koppel, Author of Lights Out: A Cyberattack, a Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath

February 24: Iraq: Historical Perspectives to Inform the Future

February 24: The State and Muslim Minorities Today: Lessons from Europe, Africa, and Asia with Robert Mason

February 29: Radicals, Religion, and Peace: Global Security in an Age of Terror

March 1: One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment

March 1: Competitive Security Engagement Seminar featuring Colonel David Maxwell, associate director of the Security Studies Program

March 31: "Sustainable Peace: The Link Between Security, Development and the Role of Women in Peace Processes"

March 2: 1924: The Year That Made Hitler

March 2: Korea: Outline of a Civilization

March 2: Food Security by 2030: Ending Rural Hunger

March 4: Lunch with Ambassador Pham Quang Vinh of Vietnam

March 4-5: An International Conference on Confucianism and Catholicism: Reinvigorating the Dialogue

March 14: Farewell to the Welcoming Culture? Angela Merkel and the European Refugee Crisis

March 15: Islamic Political Thought after the Arab Spring

March 15: Men of Capital: Scarcity and Economy in Mandate Palestine

March 16: The Future of Latin America: Challenges and Opportunities for the United States

March 17: The Myth of a Universal Islamic State

March 22: India in the 21st Century

March 22: Leadership and Elite Democracy: The Philippine Case

April 1: Christian Peacemaking, Truth, and Reconciliation in Ukraine

April 1: Human Dignity, Christian Reconciliation, and Russian – Ukrainian Rapprochement: For a United Europe

April 4: Ministerial Roundtable on Global Security: The European Perspective

April 5: The Developmental State and Structural Transformation in Africa

April 5: Autonomy of Authoritarianism in the Arab Republic

April 7: Domestic Dimensions of China’s Foreign Policy

April 7: Contemporary China Lecture Series: China’s Response to its Complex Multipolar Nuclear Neighborhood

April 7: Profiles of Syria’s Revolution

April 7: Religion, Peace, and World Affairs: The Challenges Ahead

April 7: Borders and Security

April 8: Rethinking Religion and World Affairs: The Berkley Center Tenth Anniversary Symposium

April 8: Refugees, the Middle East, and the European Union

April 11: 2016 Trainor Lecture and Award

April 11: Empowering Young Women: Participation in the Movement for Democracy in Zimbabwe

April 12: Pivotal Challenges Ahead for the Future Leadership of the United Nations

April 13: African Ambassador Series with Zambian Ambassador to the United States, Palan Mulonda

April 15: Securing Peace in Iraq and Syria: Strategies for Stability

April 15: Changing Perceptions: How Russians and Americans View Each Other

April 18: The United States and the South Caucasus: Successes, Setbacks, and Adjustments

April 18: The Logistics of Counterinsurgency

April 18: CSS-Ntrepid Cyber Symposium: The OPM Data Breach

April 19: Unravelling the Mediterranean Migration Crisis

April 20: The Prospects for Stability in Afghanistan and Greater Central Asia

April 21: Bearing Witness to Genocide: The Plight of Ethnic and Religious Minorities in Iraq


The Global Future of the Environment, Fall 2016

Global Futures Lectures

September 16: Our Ocean, One Future​ with Secretary John Kerry and actor Adrien Grenier

October 17: The Global Challenge of Climate-Induced Migration with Anote Tong, former president of Kiribati

November 7: What Will it Take to Build a Sustainable Energy System for the Future? with Rachel Kyte, special representative of the UN secretary-general for sustainable energy for all

Related Events

September 27: Competing Principals: Governing the Global Expansion of National Oil Companies

October 18: Mist of the Earth Exhibition Panel

October 25: Monarchs and Climate: The Implications of Global Climate Change on Monarch Butterfly Population Dynamics

November 15: The Past as Prologue: Learning from Climate Changes in Past Centuries