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eorge Washington University senior and Schwarzman Scholar Marguerite "Maggie" Wedeman

GW Senior Selected for Inaugural Schwarzman Scholars Fellowship

January 13, 2016

Senior Marguerite Wedeman was selected to the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars. Only 111 scholars were selected from a pool of over 3,000 applicants (3.7%) for the Master's degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

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Funding Israel-U.S. collaborations in science since 1972

January 13, 2016

Albert Teich highlights the benefits of the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation for the exchange of people and ideas in the Jewish Journal.

Japanese Women

Can Japan and Korea ‘resolve’ the question of Japan’s Korean sex slaves during WWII?

January 13, 2016

Celeste Arrington explains why the latest deal between Japan and South Korea regarding comfort women during WWII falls short of many stakeholders' desires.

Oil Rig in Sunset

War Between Saudi Arabia and Iran Could Spike Oil Prices

January 13, 2016

Hossein Askari describes how war between Saudi Arabia and Iran could disrupt oil supply distribution and affect prices in Time.

War Between Saudi Arabia And Iran Could Send Oil Prices To $250

January 12, 2016

Hossein Askari comments on oil prices in the face of a possible war confronting Iran and Saudi Arabia in OilPrice.com article. 

Oil Rig

Saudi oil output may be less influenced by politics if it loses control of Aramco: international business professor

January 12, 2016

Hossein Askari discusses the political consequenses if Saudi Arabia loses control of Aramco in an interview with theTehran Times

Max Obuz, a senior in Columbian College, and Evan Young, B.A. '15, a graduate from the Elliott School

Students' Business Plan Aims to Change Lives in India

January 11, 2016

Elliott School graduate Evan Young (B.A. '15) is working with Columbian College senior Max Obuz to turn a business plan into a nonprofit aimed at solving sanitation problems in developing countries.

Group Work

Applying Action Learning to Public Problems

January 11, 2016

Michael Marquardt's system of action learning is highlighted for its pragmatism and effectiveness by the Association for Talent Development.

Dean Reuben Brigety

CFR Welcomes New Fellows

January 11, 2016

Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety II was named adjunct senior fellow for African peace and security issues with the Council on Foreign Relations' Center for Preventative Action.

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Kyriakos Mitsotakis Elected to Lead Greece’s Conservatives

January 10, 2016

Harris Mylonas comments on the results and implications of Greece's recent elections in The Wall Street Journal.

Military in Oman

The greatest threat in the Middle East is 'going to get much worse before it gets better'

January 10, 2016

Marc Lynch warns that sectarian politics in the middle east will be much stronger and more dangerous than in the past in Business Insider.

Mosque in Istanbul

Islamicity Indices -- The Best Instrument for Changing the Muslim World

January 10, 2016

Hossein Askari explains how Islamicity Indices could provide a benchmark for Islamic teachings and assess countries' performance for The Huffington Post.

Women in Egypt

Egypt’s President Turns to Religion to Bolster His Authority

January 09, 2016

Nathan Brown speaks about the Egyptian President's relationship with Sunni Muslim organization Al Azhar and how it's used for political authority in The New York Times.

Press Conference USA

January 08, 2016

William Lawrence is interviewed by Voice of America on the fifth anniversary of the uprising that sparked the Arab Spring about the viability of the recent power sharing agreement of Libya, the negative effect of the growing presence of ISIS, and expectations of Tunisia's beginner democracy.