January 2024

Stories: Participation in COP28, Student Podcast, “A Day in the Life”, student fellowships, alumna success, and a Palestine event, along with social media, and website statistics for January 2024

Global Impact

GU-Q Offers Regional and Youth Voices at COP28

GU-Q successfully concluded its multifaceted engagement at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), where faculty and students contributed to the global discussions. Read More.

Student and Alumni Stories

Undergraduates Secure Prestigious Fellowships

Three students have been selected as recipients of competitive fellowships offered by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. Minahil Mahmud Khan (SFS’26) and Michelle Hadebe (SFS’25) were awarded Education and Social Justice Fellowship (ESJ) for 2024. Renee Vongai Mutare (SFS’24) earned a coveted place in the Center’s Human Fraternity Fellows Program.  Read more. Media clippings.

Alumna Breaks New Ground as Screenwriter and Director

Israa Al-Kamali, a GU-Q alumna (SFS’17), is breaking new ground in the international film industry, winning multiple accolades for her screenwriting and films. The Los Angeles-based Iraqi screenwriter and director most recently clinched the Quarterfinalist award at the 2023 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, for her film about Qatar. Read more. Media Clippings.

Energy History Course Produces Podcast

Students in Assistant Professor Trish Kahle’s Global History of Energy class brought the history of energy to life with a podcast series produced by the students called “Wired World: Beyond Borders,” publicly available on Spotify. Read more. Media Clippings.

Event Stories

“A Day in the Life” at GU-Q

Prospective undergraduate students experienced an enriching first-hand campus encounter during “A Day in the Life of a Georgetown Student” hosted by GU-Q on January 24. Read more. Media clippings.

Palestine Series: Gaza as Epicenter of Conflict

Continuing to enrich scholarly engagement and public discourse on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, GU-Q began its Palestine Speaker Series for the year with an insightful public talk by historian and analyst, Tareq Baconi. Read more. Media clippings.

Social Media for January 2024