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Evan S. Medeiros Named Penner Family Chair in Asian Studies

The Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Evan S. Medeiros, former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Asian Affairs at the White House’s National Security Council (NSC), as the inaugural Penner Family Chair in Asian Studies.

Georgetown Hosts “Children’s Voices for the Children of Yemen” Concert

The Fund for the Future of our Children and Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, with SFS’s Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics (The Lab), presented “Children’s Voices for the Children of Yemen: A Concert for Awareness and Hope” at the Davis Performing Arts Center’s Gonda Theater.

Georgetown Announces 2018 Commencement Speakers

Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-District of Columbia) and former MIT president Susan Hockfield (G’79) are among those scheduled to speak at the university’s 2018 Commencement May 17-20. The Walsh School of Foreign Service graduate and undergraduate ceremony will be held at 5 pm EST on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

Centennial Lab on Politics and Performance Travels to Cambodia

Students from the “Politics and Performance: Confronting the Past, Shaping the Future” course, taught by Co-Directors of the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, Professor Derek Goldman and Ambassador Cynthia Schneider, spent spring break in Cambodia learning about the role the arts play in rebuilding post-conflict societies.

Madeleine Albright: Georgetown’s Treasured Professor Active As Ever

“I was in Madeleine Albright’s class,” is the single most common response given when School of Foreign Service (SFS) Dean Joel Hellman asks graduates around the world what they remember most about SFS. Albright, the former U.S. Secretary of State, has been sharing her expertise with students since she first joined the Georgetown faculty in 1982.

UN Human Rights High Commissioner Al Hussein and the State of Human Rights around the World

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, visited Georgetown for a discussion on temporary human rights issues occurring globally with Anne Richard (SFS’82), former Assistant Secretary of State for Populations, Refugees and Migration. The event was hosted by the International Relations Club, the Lecture Fund, and the Georgetown University Student Association (GUSA).

Former Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño (SFS ’82) Speaks on Puerto Rico’s Future

Former Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño (SFS ’82) Speaks on Puerto Rico’s Future

Former Governor of Puerto Rico Luis Fortuño (SFS’82), visited Georgetown on March 15, 2018 to give a lecture on the future of Puerto Rico’s economy post-Hurricane Maria. Hosted by the Center for Latin American Studies, Fortuño characterized the aftermath of the hurricane as an “opportunity” for the island to re-think its economic policies and their contribution to development.

Georgian President Margvelashvili Discusses Georgia’s Western Path at Georgetown

On March 13th, 2018, the SFS was honored to host His Excellency Dr. Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia, for a conversation on Georgia’s struggle secure its place among Western nation-states. The event, hosted by the BMW Center for German and European Studies and the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies, also was in celebration of the centennial year of the Georgian republic’s founding in 1918.

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SFS students placed first at Vatican hacking competition

SFS students Rushika Shekhar (GHD ’18), Yanchen Wang (GHD ’19), and Jake Glass (SFS ’20) were part of Georgetown’s hacking team that won the inaugural hackaton at The Vatican, VHacks, which took place in Rome earlier this month. The team designed and created a web app that aims to help refugees in European countries secure leases. The students described the support they received from Georgetown on this as “a phenomenal testament to the way that Georgetown is committed to empowering their students and trusting them to get it done”.

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Dr. Vitaly Naumkin Discusses Russian Foreign Policy in Middle East with SFS Students

On February 26, 2018, Dr. Vitaly Naumkin, Russia’s leading expert on the Middle East addressed SFS students at event hosted by the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies. Dr. Naumkin shared valuable insights from his involvement with the United Nations and the Russian Foreign Ministry on the Syrian peace talks and discussed the objectives of Russia’s wider Middle East policy.

Thomas O. Melia and Peter Wehner Discuss Promoting Democracy

On February 27, 2018, the Master of Science in Foreign Service and the Georgetown Democracy and Governance Program hosted George W. Bush Institute Human Freedom Fellows Thomas O. Melia (former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy & Human Rights) and Peter Wehner (senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center) for a discussion on strengthening democracy at home and abroad.

Michael Green Aims to Blend Scholarship and Practice in Approach to Asian Studies

Dr. Michael Green, Professor of Asian Studies and Foreign Service, assumed the position of Director of the Asian Studies Program (ASP) in January 2018. He hopes to create new opportunities in research and scholarship for students, heighten the program’s level of intellectual rigor, and enhance the University’s commitment to engaging with the region.