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Faculty Article: Spencer Boyer to Join Brennan Center as Washington Director

CGES Adjunct Professor Spencer Boyer will become director of the Washington office of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. “He will lead the Brennan Center’s advocacy in Washington and build partnerships with allies and thought leaders to advance substantive policy change on a national level.”

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Faculty Article: The Wrong Way to Punish Iran

In an article for the NY Times, MAGES Professor Abraham Newman and Henry Farrell argue that if the U.S. decides to sanction international finance platform Swift over connections with Iranian banks, European powers could move to create a new financial architecture. This may lead to the fall of U.S. dollar dominance and American authority in financial markets.

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Alumni Article: The 2018 Bavarian Election: Earthquake or Tremor?

In an article for AICGS, Dr. Eric Langenbacher (MAGES ’98) highlights diverse reasons for the decline of the CSU’s voting share in recent Bavarian elections. “The advent of real multi-party competition and coalition governance is a result to celebrate.”


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Student Spotlight: Living the Transatlantic Partnership

A Fulbright scholarship is much more than monthly financial stipends. Joining an exclusive community that consists of incredible scholars from all around the world is not only a great joy, but also a tremendous learning opportunity. Fulbright’s D.C. chapter is a thriving example of mutual understanding and international cooperation, and it shows the benefits of diversity. Getting to know other scholarship holders, attending Fulbright conferences and events, as well as having access to an impressive alumni network, have definitely enhanced my time in the Unites States and made my studies at Georgetown more successful.