Girls: Georgetown Edition

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It has come to 4E’s attention that three of Georgetown’s biggest organizations (The Corp, Lecture Fund and GUASFCU) are now run by women. Yay for feminism!

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The recently elected female leaders are:

Marnie Wallach- CEO @ The Corp

Helen Brosnan- Chair @ The Lecture Fund

Kate Ballinger- CEO @ GUASFCU

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4E is beyond excited to see the women of Georgetown taking such prominent roles on campus! We wish them luck in their upcoming terms and cannot wait to see what they do with each organization.

You know what, even The Hoya‘s Chair of the Board and Editor-in-Chief are women, too! Not to mention yours truly, the Blahg Editor. Such power moves.

Thanks to D.J. Angelini for informing us of this awesome example of female power on campus!

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Don’t Kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia

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For all of you 4E readers who can’t get enough of foreign affairs, government and interesting people (so… everyone), Lecture Fund is having their first event tomorrow night featuring Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Najib Razak! Prime Minister Razak is here to discuss topics focused on the future of Asia, including international security and Malaysia’s position as the 2015 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) chairman.

Clearly, this will be a stellar event that is sure to provoke much discussion. But let’s look a little more closely at Prime Minister Razak, because there’s a lot you might not know about him — especially if you’ve been brainwashed by Mugatu. From what we hear/hope, no one is plotting to kill the prime minister of Malaysia at this event.

Anyway, here are the many faces of the real Razak. The prime minister attended the University of Nottingham in England, getting his bachelor’s degree in industrial economics.

Malaysian PM Razak listens to questions from reporters during a break in a plenary session on the second day of the ASEM summit in VientianeHe became the Malaysian Deputy Minister of Energy, Telecommunications and Post when he was just 25 years old. 
najib-tun-razakHe has also been Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Minister of Education and Minister of Defense.
NajibAs Minister of Defense, he worked to provide relief after the tsunami that affected the Indian Ocean region in 2004.  Malaysia-Prime-Minister-Najib-Abdul-RazakWhen he was Minister of Finance, he pushed through several stimulus packages in the 2008 financial emergency that affected many countries.

najibrazak22e In 2004, he became Deputy Prime Minister.najib-razak1In 2008, he announced the 1Malaysia campaign, a movement meant to inspire Malaysian unity and a more efficient government.NajibRazakFront-621x310The eight values of 1Malaysia are perseverance, loyalty, a culture of excellence, education, acceptance, meritocracy, integrity and humility.
najib-razak-july28 On April 3, 2009, he became Prime Minister. Fun fact: Razak likes to Power Point.najib-razak-rosmah-mansor-2011-6-18-23-50-8 His main goals upon entering office were to find solutions for the Malaysian economic problems and to push for political reform.najib-razak-rosmah-mansor-2011-6-18-23-40-45Within one day of being Prime Minister, he removed bans on newspapers from the opposition, and released several people from prison under the criticized Internal Security Act. He’s also quite a card. 
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He has met with President Obama once, in 2010, when they discussed nuclear weapon proliferation and global security. NajibRazakAndRosmah-621x309

If you’re interested in seeing Prime Minister Razak speak, doors will open in Gaston Hall at 4:30 and close at 5:30 tomorrow. After his speech there will be a conversation with Marc Mealy of the US-ASEAN Business Council, as well as a Q&A with audience members.

Definitely check out the event, and bring your Magnum/a yo-yo in case you need to save the prime minister of Malaysia. We don’t want to have to write a eugoogoly.

The Many Faces of Warren Buffett

Here at The Fourth Edition, we love to take the time to appreciate the many speakers who grace us with their presence on the Hilltop. We’re fortunate enough to have many big names in government, business and culture share their knowledge with us … with some help from the Lecture Fund, of course. And Sept. 19 will be no different, as Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO Warren Buffet delivers some words of wisdom. As we’ve done in the past, we wanted to give you a little briefing on Warren’s many faces and what you can expect when he arrives on campus. Take a look:

This is Warren Buffett

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He has lots of money …warren-buffett

$53.5 billion to be exact … if you could stack all of Warren Buffett’s money (in $100 bills), it would be the distance from campus to Annapolis … IN MONEY.

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He got this money from working at Berkshire Hathaway as a primary shareholder, chairman and CEO.

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Before that, he went to University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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(He also went to Columbia Business School).

He’s really just your average guy, though. He enjoys ice cream.Warren-Buffett-dq

And basketball!

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And he’s won the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Even though Mr. Buffett gets upset sometimes…

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He’s usually a very happy man.WarrenBuffett

Maybe it’s because he’s giving away most of his fortune to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation …US-billionaires-happy-to-pay-more-taxes

… or maybe he’s just a ninja.kgHpc

Either way, we can’t wait to hear from you on the Hilltop tomorrow at 5 p.m.!

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Ragin’ Cajun: The Many Faces of James Carville

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On April 22, 2013, the Georgetown University Lecture Fund will present a lecture by James Carville, one of America’s leading Democratic political strategists. Carville, who has garnered national and international acclaim for his campaign work for Bill Clinton, Tony Blair and more, will soon be bringing his Southern swagger to ICC Auditorium.

To help prepare for Carville’s fiery antics at the event, here are some of the many faces of this famous, feisty, New Orleans strategist:

This is James Carville:

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He loves politics and pointing. Here he is on Meet the Press:

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And here he is on Fox News giving a salute. How patriotic!

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Sometimes politics make him angry…

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…but other times he is very happy, as he is here with Bill Clinton.

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In fact, he was this happy when Slick Willy won the presidency in ’92!

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Carville, a native Louisianan, loves New Orleans.

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And when we say he loves New Orleans, we mean he loves New Orleans.

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Married to Republican political strategist, Mary Matalin, you could say Carville’s a simple family guy.

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In fact, he’s even been on Family Guy!

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And Saturday Night Live … Wait a second. That’s just an impersonation on Weekend Update. Silly Bill Hader, tricks are for kids!

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Or maybe even Lord of the Rings?

Regardless, Carville is a big name in American politics — almost like a Founding Father!

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And even though we can’t explain this …carvilbeth

… we still think he’s a pretty cool guy. We can’t wait to see him on the Hilltop next week!

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