Alumni

SFS Leadership Engages with Alumni, Friends in Nigeria and South Africa

SFS Dean Joel Hellman and Professor Scott Taylor, Director of the African Studies Program, recently visited Nigeria and South Africa to meet with SFS alumni and friends in the region. They explored partnerships with a range of stakeholders in each country, as SFS looks to deepen academic, business, and philanthropic relationships on the continent.

Maxwell Hamilton (SFS ’04) on the Future of Democracy in Myanmar

In a discussion hosted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Maxwell Hamilton (SFS ’04), visiting fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, analyzed how the current crisis with the Rohingya Muslim minority is affecting Myanmar’s transition to a liberal democracy.

Kyle Rinaudo (SFS ’17) Runs for the Georgia House of Representatives

When Kyle Rinaudo (SFS ’17) threw his cap in the air last May to signify the end of his undergraduate education, he had no idea he would soon be running to represent Georgia’s 35th District in the state House of Representatives. If elected, the 21-year-old Acworth, GA native would become the state’s youngest representative and first Democrat in nearly two decades to represent his community.

Doug Heifetz (SFS ’96) smiths silver crafts in Silver Spring

Heifetz founded Lost & Forged, which offers lustrous metal creations, handmade from reclaimed vintage materials. “I’ve always loved rescuing old things—old materials, old ideas,” Heifetz says. “I love finding things that could be of value that are undervalued or forgotten.”

Aida Berio (SFS '52)

Aida Berio (SFS ‘52) Fought for Racial Justice

In 1978, a Puerto Rican woman made headlines for filing a lawsuit for racial discrimination in the Washington, D.C. District Court against the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where she had worked since 1971. That woman was Aida Berio, who graduated from the School of Foreign Service in 1952.

Devika Ranjan (SFS’17) – The Creative Process for “I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE”

Devika Ranjan (SFS’17) – The Creative Process for “I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE”

Devika Ranjan (SFS’17) is a Fellow at the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics. She collaborated on the production of “I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE: An Immigrant Anthology.” In July, she and other Lab Fellows took their original piece to the ITI World Congress in Segovia, Spain. She writes about how the production came about and her personal creative process.