During the 2016 Republican National Convention, SFS alumna Kayleigh McEnany (SFS’10) could be found in primetime spot in a skybox at Quicken Loans Arena providing commentary on CNN. Her path to political news has taken her from Georgetown to organizations throughout Washington, and now placed her in the middle of a contentious election cycle.
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.