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.
Reilly Dowd (SFS’14) discusses her upcoming documentary film “The Language of Laugher,” which follows a young refugee mother and her children at Zaatari Refugee Camp. “In a lot of ways, what I’m doing today is exactly what I was studying at SFS—but now, it’s just playing out in the real world.”
Fulbright Scholar and Alumna Nina Jankowicz (MAERES’13) discusses her upcoming work within the Ukrainian government as a special adviser on strategic communications.
Alumnus Parag Khanna (SFS’99, SSP’05) considers that today’s world is more accurately represented not by 200 discrete nations, but by connections between “megacities” which have surpassed in importance the countries to which they belong.
A referendum (popularly referred to as “Brexit”) was held on Thursday, June 23, 2016 to decide whether the UK should leave or remain in the European Union. The SFS community, including faculty and alumni, weighed in on the political and economic implications of the historic result, which called for the UK to leave the EU.
Ilja Alexander Tüchter (SFS’93, MSFS’94) is a foreign editor at DIE RHEINPFALZ, one of the larger daily newspapers in Germany. He shared his thoughts about Brexit.
Seasoned television producer and entrepreneur Andrew Jameson (SFS’90) describes his company Forward with The New York Times. As co-owner, Jameson works to produce professional video interviews paid for by the subject.
Alumna Kayleigh McEnany discusses the importance of preserving the balance of the U.S. Constitution in the context of the Supreme Court’s decision on immigration and deportation for CNN
Mina Pollman (SFS’15) outlines the worries of countries planning for a potentially diminished U.S. presence in East Asia in light of U.S. presidential candidates’ rhetoric, for Emirates-Business.
Irish (SFS’54) was the author of several successful self-help employment guides, including “Go Hire Yourself an Employer.”
David Weinstein (SSP’12) was named to the newly created technology officer position in Gov. Chris Christie’s cabinet, leading the state’s ramped-up cybersecurity efforts.
Dillon Behr (SSP’12) recounted his life-threatening experiences as a Green Beret in Afghanistan with National Geographic Channel’s “No Man Left Behind” series, which will feature his story in an episode premiering June 28.
Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service is sorry to announce the death of former SFS dean Jesse Mann on April 10, 2016. Although his term was a brief two years—from 1968-1970—his actions to strengthen the School just as it was turning 50 years old have left a lasting impact on SFS that ensured that it could survive another 50 years.
Kenneth Simon (SFS’46) of New York City died at 93. The Mamaroneck Daily Voice details his experiences as a WWII prisoner of war, and Simon will be buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.
A conversation with Mark Hetfield (SFS’88), the President and CEO of HIAS, the oldest international migration and refugee resettlement agency in the United States.
Heidi Ewing (SFS’94) was interviewed by the Daily Tribune newspaper in Michigan about her work as a documentary filmmaker and her new film “Norman Lear: JAVOY (Just Another Version Of You).”
Sebastian Bae (SSP’15) discussed the challenges that young people searching for jobs in the national security field face in Foreign Policy.
Two SFS recent alumnae got to present their original research at SFS-Qatar during the “Writing Women’s Lives Conference” on March 20, 2016.
Michelle Los Banos (SFS’00) wrote a post for DipNote, the U.S. State Department’s Official Blog, about her original inspiration to join the foreign service and where it has taken her.
Professor James B. Reardon-Anderson received the Patrick Healy Award on April 16th at the 2016 John Carroll Awards Banquet in Rome, Italy. The Patrick Healy Award is the highest honor bestowed by the alumni association upon distinguished individuals who are not alumni.
Alumna Selene Rangel, reflects on her position as Program Associate for School-to-School International.
Sean Randolph, (SFS’72, L’81) senior director of the Bay Area Council’s Economic Institute, sat down with The Mercury News to discuss the economic landscape of the Bay Area.
Alumnus Bob Rose (SFS’77) will be leading the Wall Street Journal’s efforts to continue its commitment to print and ensuring it remains indispensable.
Joaquin Ormeno (SFS’12) and his brother Alvaro founded an online bakery “Limanjar” which sells alfajores. Limanjar was recently featured In the New York Times Food section.
Alumna Sheena Gill, SFS’03, was named to the Washington Business Journal’s 2016 class of 40 Under 40 industry leaders in Washington, D.C. Gill is the Vice President and General Counsel at C2 Technologies.
MASIA’14 alumna Sarah Wang, formerly Batiuk, discusses how she came to the Asian Studies Program to be a part of the first MASIA degree cohort and what she learned during her time with the program.
Georgetown alumnus Michael Meaney (SFS’12) hopes to explore how technology might expand educational equity as one of this year’s 35 Gates Cambridge Scholars.
MSFS alumna Bailey Hand, (MSFS’03), draws on her public sector experience in the Department of Defense in her strategy consulting work with Boston Consulting Group. “My experience at BCG involves far fewer helicopters, but it is still all about finding solutions to problems,” said Hand.
Roya Soleimani, spokeswoman for Google and a 2011 graduate of the MA in Arab Studies program, emphasized “psychological safety and clarity and trust” as the keys to a diverse workplace, in the Huffington Post.
Friends and family of Nina Brekelmans (MAAS’15) have established a running camp for girls in Jordan and a scholarship for Arab Studies Master’s students at SFS to honor her memory. Brekelmans tragically died in a house fire shortly after she graduated from Georgetown in May 2015.