April 2018
Issue 25
CPS Leads newsletter,  a bimonthly digest
CPS Student Reaches Final Round in the GW New Venture Competition
Andrea Armas, CPS ’18 (right) with Paulina Arango Yacelga, her local production partner for Sumak in Ecuador
She dreams of using her startup business to boost the local economy and reduce violence against women in her native Ecuador. Andrea Armas (CPS ’18), a Strategic Public Relations student in the Graduate School of Political Management, developed her business idea around Sumak, an indigenous Andean beverage made from purple corn.

She began developing her business idea in a GW course called “Media, Globalization and Development” and then entered it in the 2018 New Venture Competition. She reached the final round, with only nine teams remaining out of 133, and was awarded a monetary prize. Read more...
Sustainable Urban Planning Students Learn About Climate Change
SUP students at Bay of Bengal
What impact is climate change having on Bangladesh and why is this significant? Ten students from GW’s Sustainable Urban Planning (SUP) master’s degree program gathered first-hand observations to answer these questions during a ten-day, study abroad trip in February.

The group, co-led by faculty members Dr. John Carruthers and Andrew Bernish, went to study climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies.

While in Bangladesh the students were able to observe the impact climate change is having on 160 million people in one of the most vulnerable countries in the world. Read more...
Saying Goodbye & Thank You to Former Dean Ali Eskandarian
GSEHD Dean Feuer speaks at reception for former Dean Ali Eskandarian
 “We’ll miss you” was a sentiment echoed numerous times during the College’s farewell event for former Dean Ali Eskandarian. University leadership, faculty and staff from around the university gathered on April 3, 2018, to send him off in style and wish him success with all things that follow his successful tenure with GW.

During the reception, four speakers offered reflections on his service to the university, including: Dr. Christopher J. Deering, Interim CPS Dean; Dr. Forrest Maltzman, Provost; Dr. Donald Lehman, Former Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs; and Dr. Michael Feuer, Dean of the GSEHD. Read more...
Lighting Talk Symposium Showcases Native American Studies April 25

Join the Native American and Indigenous Studies Faculty Working Group at GW for our inaugural event featuring a series of short, cross-disciplinary research presentations that showcase the richness and diversity of Native American and Indigenous Studies at GW. The event will be held Wednesday, April 25 from 5:45-8 p.m. at GW's District House, 2121 H Street, NW, B205, Washington, D.C. More on Facebook
Norman Hayes event speaker
Application of the Law of War to Cyber Operations: Panel Discussion May 3

Are you interested in learning more about existing laws of war applicable to cyberspace operations and their interpretations? Come to the May 3 panel discussion hosted by GW’s Cybersecurity Strategy and Information Management Master's Program and The Cyber Security Forum Initiative to hear from cyber law experts and learn more about law and policy for cyberspace operations in times of peace and in times of war.  RSVP
Publishing Student’s Indie Company Releases Book by Blind Author
Publication Sparked by Project in Applied Ethics Class
“I will never look at anything the same again,” wrote Nancy Cleary, a master’s degree candidate in GW’s Publishing program, after reviewing the pitch her indie publishing company received for a young-adult novel written by a blind author. While she was initially apprehensive about how she would work effectively with the author, she embraced the book project as a learning opportunity as part of an Applied Ethics class assignment to “Make the World a Better Place.”

After several phone calls with the smart and funny author, Kristen Witucki, they began actively working on the publication, an emotional story told from two perspectives---a blind teenager and an older blind librarian. While the book is about two people living with blindness, it is also about loneliness, friendship and the impact that one person can have on the life of another. Read more...
GW’s Police & Security Studies Bachelor’s Degree Program Ranked Highest in Academic Strength for Online Bachelor’s in Law Enforcement

The Police & Security Studies (PSS) Bachelor’s Degree Completion was ranked #13 in the 2018 Best Online Colleges for a Bachelor's in Law Enforcemen t category by the SR Education Group, in their March 14, 2018 newly released report. Read more.. .
Reimagining Disruption Conference
Seeks to Restore Civility in Politics

Prominent former politicians and speakers from business and industry explored the challenge of restoring civility and ethics to American politics in Reimagining Disruption , a two-day symposium created by the GW Graduate School of Political Management in collaboration with the GW School of Business. Read more...
NAPLP Students Learn from Native Lawyer & Playwright
And more news from the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy (CIPP)
NAPLP Students with Native lawyer
Students and faculty from AT&T’s Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy have crossed paths with the extraordinary Mary Katherine Nagle, a local lawyer and playwright, in multiple ways lately.

They have learned from her unique legal expertise and been inspired by her Native American play, Sovereignty, which debuted at D.C.’s Arena Stage this winter.

Re-Imagining an Urban Garden: A Lens on Dumbarton Oaks Park
Claudia West and Liza Gilbert at Dumbarton Oaks Park
Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy & GW's Sustainable Landscapes Program recently sponsored an exciting two-day event featuring a lecture and hands-on tour of Dumbarton Oaks Park with nationally-known expert in ecological planting design, Claudia West, and landscape architect Liza Gilbert.

Participants learned about how to give urban planting the spirit, beauty and resiliency of more natural landscapes, using the Urban Woodland Garden as a shining example of great urban planting. During the hands-on tour of the Park participants discussed the revitalization efforts with the leaders. Read more...
What's the Value of a Master's in Publishing?

 Jasmine Wallace, a GW alumna from the Master's in Publishing program, reflects on the value of a master's in publishing degree in response to an article in The Scholarly Kitchen. Read more...
CEPL’s Ina Gjkondi Speaks at 5th Annual Power of Collaboration Global Summit at the UN

Ina Gjkondi, Director, Executive Education and Leadership Coaching Services at GW’s Center for Excellence in Public Leadership, was a panelist for the riveting session on "Technology and Innovative Solutions for the SDGs AI (Sustainable Development Goals and Artificial Intelligence), FinTech and Blockchain." Read more...
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