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.
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.
Julie Baker (SFS’05) discusses how her time teaching fourth grade with Teach for America helped her excel in law school and inspired her passion for educational equity as a lawyer.
Alumna Mina Erika Pollmann, SFS’15, breaks down the symbolic and practical meaning behind a negative interest rate and what it will mean for Japanese banks and firms for The Gulf Time.
Taylor Salisbury, GHD ’15, examines the differences in returns to schooling across races since the initial 1990s post-apartheid era in the International Journal of Educational Development.
Arab Studies Alum Noga Malkin (MAAS’15) shares her experiences working with refugees in Turkey. Since September 2015, she has been working with humanitarian NGO Welthungerhilfe (World Hunger Aid) in southeast Turkey, leading the establishment of a new refugee community center.
Nadim Rifai, a 2011 GU-Qatar alumnus, developed FitTastic, a portable motion tracker and interactive smartphone application, to blend technology, gaming, and health in an attempt to improve fitness and public health across the Arab region.
Arab Studies Alum Katherine Dunn (MAAS’09) shares her experiences working with refugees in Jordan. She has served as Associate Field Officer for UNHCR in Irbid, Jordan since 2014.
Tessa Poppe, (SSP’15) discussed a group of veterans who are fighting to help troops who were forced out of the military with less-than-honorable discharges due to mental health issues in Task and Purpose.
William Newton (SFS’95) discussed the exhibit “Dark Fields of the Republic: Alexander Gardner Photographs 1859-1872,” which is on display at the National Portrait Gallery in The Federalist magazine. Gartner was Abraham Lincoln’s favorite photographer.
Elizabeth Kang (SFS’15) is in Bangalore, India on a Fulbright Research grant, where she is exploring early stages of social entrepreneurship and impact investment. Take a look at Kang’s blog with reflections during her nine months in India.