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.
Jose M. Luna (SFS’15) is among only 111 out of more than 3,000 candidates from 135 countries to receive a Schwarzman scholarship, a new award designed to prepare global leaders and build stronger links between the United States and China.
Ahmad Shama (MSFS’12) published a piece in Salon about how Muslims are combating radicalism. Shama is an American Muslim who served as a Marine in Iraq and is now a U.S. Foreign Service Officer.
BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour featured Georgetown alumna, actress, model & former Paralympic athlete Aimee Mullins (SFS’98) in “The Chain,” an audio series in which successful women talk about the women that have inspired them.
Georgetown alumnus Peter Prindiville (SFS’14) is one of only 12 Americans to receive this year’s George J. Mitchell Scholarship, which he will use to study how societies assimilate and adapt historical memory.
Combining his background in national security with his interest in medicine, this Georgetown University School of Medicine student founded the Global Surgical and Medical Support Group, which provides medical care to refugees in northern Iraq.
Timothy Hughes (SFS’94) is senior vice president and general counsel for Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX), a rocket launch services provider which has developed a family of launch vehicles intended to increase the reliability of access to space while reducing costs.
Ario Keshani (SFS’05) discusses being CEO at Split Technology, Inc., a shared ride startup based in DC.
Bill Decker (SFS’97) was granted the President’s Call to Service Award for his volunteer efforts as a Response Team member with international humanitarian relief organization ShelterBox USA, where he has logged over 4,000 hours of service.
Mariana Cotlear (SFS’07) discusses her time at Georgetown and what led her to her current career as a marketing strategist for Chipotle.
Matt Bigge (SFS’92) talks about his role as CEO of Strategic Social, a business which provides technology, program management and consulting support to government and private sector customers in emerging markets and his founding goal for the company “to do well while doing good.”
Hilary Linder (MSFS’11) talks about her company Kudzu Films, a production company dedicated to spreading social justice through documentary films. She is currently directing and producing Indivisible, a film about the fight to reunite families separated by deportation.
Hailey Woldt (SFS’08) on co-founding the startup BeConnections, an international networking and community platform for small and medium sized businesses.
Georgetown’s Jesuit values of service inspired Mary Grace Reich (SFS’13) to travel to rural Namibia as a Peace Corps volunteer, where she teaches English and works on local initiatives for education and clean water.
Claire Naylor (SFS’11) and Claire Charamnac (SFS’11) co-founded Women LEAD, the first and only leadership development organization for young women in Nepal—a country where approximately 60 percent of women are illiterate and a third of girls ages 15-19 are married.
Regina DeMeo (SFS’94) is a family law attorney in Washington, D.C., who incorporates mediation, collaborative law, psychology, and other methods to assist families going through divorce crises.
Lisa Granik, (SFS/MSFS’81,’85) came to Georgetown on October 20 and organized a very special wine tasting seminar with students and professors from MSFS. Granik shared her extensive knowledge of wine and answered questions from the audience.
Bae returned to Iraq as a writer with a medical charity after his service there as a Marine in the Iraq War. He details in Foreign Policy how each experience perpetuated a different kind of fear.
MarketWatch reports that Asia Society has appointed Wendy Cutler (MSFS’83) as head of its Washington, D.C. office and Vice President of the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI), a think tank that aims to bring Asia to the forefront of global policy making. Currently, Cutler is Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative.
SFS graduate students Elvia Valle, MAGES’17 and Francisco Bencosme, SSP’17 and alumna Ginny Barahona, MSFS’05, landed on the 40 Under 40: Latinos in #Foreign Policy list published on Huffington Post.
The Honorable Alaina Teplitz (SFS’91) was sworn in as the next U.S. Ambassador to Nepal on September 29. Teplitz has goals “to strengthen Nepal’s democracy, advance its economic growth and improve its resiliency” following the April 25 earthquake that resulted in extensive damage to the small nation.
King Felipe VI (MSFS’95) and Queen Letizia of Spain stopped by Georgetown yesterday during their four-day U.S. visit to open the Joint Meeting of Spanish Scientists in the United States.
Katie Kingsbury (SFS ’01) credits her time at SFS and her study-abroad experience as valuable preparation for her travels as a journalist. “It inspires you,” she said. “You want go to these places you’ve studied and then you meet so…
Kathy McCabe (SFS’95) looks back at her time at Georgetown and how that appreciation for experiencing another culture led to her current work running her award-winning travel newsletter and PBS travel series “Dream of Italy.”
Mo Elleithee (SFS’94), a 20-year veteran of national politics and School of Foreign Service alumnus, has been appointed as executive director of Georgetown’s newest institute, the Institute of Politics and Public Service.
The SFS community is deeply saddened to learn of the death on June 3, 2015 of Nina Brekelmans (MAAS ’15), who graduated from the MA in Arab Studies in May. We extend our most heartfelt condolences to Nina’s family, friends, and colleagues, and join them in mourning her tragic and premature passing.
Georgetown alumnus and 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton gives his third lecture in a series, talking about purpose, vision and ‘radical inclusion’ as the hallmarks of successful leaders.
“Our shared SFS background means a lot to me as I start my career in the Foreign Service,” said Monty McGee (MSFS’12). “Seeing a fellow Hoya at the pinnacle of his career who is as excited, if not more, than I am is encouraging and inspiring!”
“At MSFS, you are drilled through the skills that result in high quality decision-making and exercising great judgment,” Moore said. “That’s how I could go from a Program Officer to Public Works Minister-Designate in five years.”