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Events at GW Libraries

Upcoming events at GW Libraries. You may also want to look at our News & Events page for updates and activities.

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Bob Costa

Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Robert Costa for a discussion about the current political scene and the lessons of history.

Robert Costa is a national political reporter for The Washington Post, a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, and the moderator of Washington Week on PBS.     

Mr. Costa was born in Richmond, Virginia and raised in Pennsylvania.  He holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.A. from the University of Cambridge, where the focus of his study was Winston Churchill.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: Public
Software Carpentry logo

Join STEMworks & SEAS Computing for two days of hands-on instruction in Git, Github, Unix, and Python! Participants must register ahead of time and attend for both days. 

Register here!

Date and Time:
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 5:00pm
Location: STEMworks (Gelman 201)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
ASTP

Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP) is a program designed to discuss GW's drinking culture and to foster a conversation with students about how to reduce their risks if they choose to consume alcohol. Contact prevention@gwu.edu with questions or for more information.

Date and Time:
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 218a
Event Format: Training
Event Type: By Invitation Only
Lecture

Join the GW Geography Department in welcoming Sir Andrew Motion, Poet Laureat of the UK and President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England. Andrew Motion is an English poet, novelist, and biographer, who was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2009. He is co-founder of the online Poetry Archive. In 2012 he became President of the Campaign to Protect rural England, taking over from Bill Bryson. In 2015 he was appointed a Homewood Professor in the Arts at Johns Hopkins University. He has received numerous awards for his poetry, including most recently the Ted Hughes Award (2015), and has...

Date and Time:
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: Public
Churchill's Last Stand

Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Felix Klos for a discussion of his new book, Churchill's Last Stand: The Struggle to Unite Europe.

Felix Klos is an American/Dutch historian and the author of Churchill on Europe: The Untold Story of Churchill's European Project.  He has worked as an intern in the United States Senate and for the Dutch Liberal Democratic Party D66.   

Mr Klos was educated at Middlebury College and the University of Oxford. 

Date and Time:
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: Public
Missing Maps

Join the GWU Humanitarian Mapping Society, and the Missing Maps Project for a mapathon, helping to map areas where humanitarian organizations are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable populations. 

Each year, disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people. Many of the places where these disasters occur are literally 'missing' from any map and first responders lack the information to make valuable decisions regarding relief efforts. Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project who's goal is to map the most vulnerable places in the...

Date and Time:
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: Public
Alcohol Skills Training Program

Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP) is a program designed to discuss GW's drinking culture and to foster a conversation with students about how to reduce their risks if they choose to consume alcohol. Contact prevention@gwu.edu with questions or for more information.

Date and Time:
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 218a
Event Format: Training
Event Type: By Invitation Only
Lecture

Indigenous scholar Audra Simpson will give a presentation on indigenous culture, politics and history. Audra Simpson is a professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. 

Date and Time:
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 4:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Lecture

Jared Sexton, American author and political commentator will give a lecture. He is a professor of writing and linguistics at Georgia Southern University.

Date and Time:
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 4:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 702
Event Format: Lecture
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
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