The SFS community was represented at both the Republican and Democratic conventions, including a Georgetown student delegation sponsored at each convention by the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service. Alumni of SFS were at the conventions in multiple capacities from commenting for the media to speaking on-stage.
Fulbright Scholar and Alumna Nina Jankowicz (MAERES’13) discusses her upcoming work within the Ukrainian government as a special adviser on strategic communications.
Jeffrey Anderson, Graf Goltz Professor and Director of the BMW Center for German and European Studies, received the highest civilian honor from the Federal Republic of Germany for his years of service promoting transatlantic relations.
Professor Angela Stent, director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, recommended the U.S. move away from attempts to ‘reset’ relations with Russia and take the tough stance necessary to deal with Russia’s recent aggressive actions in an op-ed for the Washington Post.
Professor Jeffrey Anderson, director of the BMW Center for German and European Studies, discussed Germany’s unusual status as a recurring element of U.S. presidential candidates’ rhetoric in comments to German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle.
Professor Thomas Farr, director of the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown’s Berkley Center, expressed concerns about Hillary Clinton’s interpretation of religious freedom and political implications for American Catholics in comments to The Boston Pilot.
Adam Greer (MASIA’17) overviewed policy issues surrounding efforts to combat terror in Southeast Asia and outlined potential paths forward in an op-ed for The Diplomat.