US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer smiles during an announcement of the recipients of the Women Entrepreneurs in the Americas small grants on February 4, 2013 at the Department of State in Washington, DC. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty)


Watch Live: Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security Launch

Georgetown University launches the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security with an event Wednesday at 4 p.m. Watch the ceremony live.

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Georgetown University president John J. DeGioia will formally launch the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security in a ceremony Wednesday that starts at 4 p.m. ET in the Lohrfink Auditorium at the university’s Rafik B. Hariri Building.

The launch ceremony will feature remarks from Melanne Verveer, executive director-designate, GIWPS & U.S. ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues, and Carol Lancaster, dean, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Following the remarks, Newsweek & The Daily Beast’s Tina Brown will moderate a panel discussion with Zin Mar Aung, the Burmese political activist and recipient of International Women of Courage Award; USAID deputy administrator Donald Steinberg; and Claudia Paz y Paz, Guatemala’s first female attorney general.