The Diversity in National Security Network and New America have honored the contributions of 35 Black American experts in U.S. national security and foreign policy, including: Zaid Zaid (SFS’96), Anthony Johnson (SSP’18), Lesley Warner (SSP’09), Chanda Brown (SSP’07), and Brionne Dawson (SFS’02).
Professor Robert Williams has been nominated to be Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs. Williams has specialized in South Asia and Afghanistan affairs as an analyst and intelligence officer for more than 20 years and has been an adjunct associate professor at SFS since 2017.
In an op-ed in Foreign Affairs, Professor Oriana Skylar Mastro writes that China has continuously assured the world that its ambition is not to become a global hegemon. In doing so, however, China disguises its true aims: complete dominance in the Indo-Pacific region, and enough power to counter Washington when needed.
In this Q&A with Lieutenant Commander Josh Parsons (MSFS ’20), Parsons discusses his military experience, his goals at MSFS, and why he chose to hold his promotion ceremony at MSFS.
There are over two dozen students in SFS graduate programs pursuing Pickering or Rangel fellowships, a testament to SFS’s rich legacy of training young women and men committed to service to the world and to representing the interests of the United States both here and abroad.
A total of 16 Georgetown students have been named Millennium Fellows by the United Nations Academic Impact and the Millennium Campus Network. Each was chosen to elevate undergraduate leadership with their sustainable development-related projects to advance U.N. Sustainable Development Goals in their communities. Two School of Foreign Service seniors – Camille Bangug and Faye Al Saadoon – are serving as campus directors for the Georgetown Millennium Fellow Class of 2018.
On December 5, 2018, the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) hosted a conversation on women’s rights in Iran, featuring world-renowned Iranian activists, academics, and policymakers.
In this faculty profile, Professor David Edelstein discusses his hometown, his favorite thing about the Security Studies Program, and his advice to SSP students as they start their careers.
Carlos Vives, a Grammy Award-winning Colombian singer and composer lit up the ICC Auditorium on Monday, September 24 — not just with his songs, but also with his ardent passion for social impact projects in Colombia. Vives was at Georgetown for a panel discussion — titled “Tras la Perla” (in search of the Pearl): Carlos Vives’ Social Impact Project — focusing on his not-for-profit initiative, Tras la Perla. Hosted by The Center for Latin American Studies and the Latin America Leadership Program, the event featured panelists from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Dr. Ricardo Ernst, Executive Director of the Latin America Leadership Program.
Professor Emily Mendenhall published research exploring “how international donor policies cultivate a form of biological sub-citizenship for those with diabetes in Kenya.”
This Nasdaq article, detailing the heroism of Pakistani policewoman Suhai Aziz Talpur during a recent attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi, references a study performed by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security which ranked Pakistan as the fourth worst country for women. The article uses the study to illustrate the point that strong women such as Talpur, a “potential feminist icon,” are helping to change the perception and role of women in their country.
Professor Victor Cha recently published research identifying “13, out of an estimated total of 20, undeclared North Korean missile operating bases” for “short-range ballistic missiles.” The report noted that “North Korea’s decommissioning of the Sohae satellite launch facility, while gaining much media attention, obscures the military threat to U.S. forces and South Korea from this and other undeclared ballistic missile bases.”