Professor Daniel Neep’s book project The Nation Belongs to All: The Making of Modern Syria has been awarded a Public Scholar grant from the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH). Neep is Assistant Professor of Arab politics in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies.
Joseph Santoiana, born in 1911, graduated from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service in 1931. Santoiana joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1940, where he would work for 33 years, establishing a reputation as one of the finest administrators of the FBI.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia has conferred distinguished National Honors on Stephen D. Cashin (SFS ’79 and member of the SFS Board of Advisors) and Professor Steven Radelet (Donald F. McHenry Chair in Global Human Development, and Director of the Global Human Development Program).
As Georgetown welcomes Ambassador Nancy McEldowney, new director of the MSFS program, to the Hilltop, she may find herself in need of a lunch recommendation, or parking tips. McEldowney needs no introduction, however, to academic institution administration or the world of international relations.
Professor John McNeill was elected president of the American Historical Association, the largest professional organization serving historians in all fields and professions.
As Professor Tony Arend steps down as Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service program, he leaves an extensive, still-growing legacy while he continues his career of service to Georgetown.
Dallal had previously served as an associate professor and chair of Georgetown’s Arabic and Islamic Studies Department from 2003 to 2009. He will begin his term as dean on September 1.
Abba P. Schwartz, a prominent State Department official and lifetime champion for refugees, dedicated his life’s work to his belief that all refugees and immigrants should be welcome in the United States – regardless of their political or personal beliefs.
Professor Rochelle Davis’ extensive career of scholarship on the Middle East will enter a new phase this summer, with Davis set to become Director of the SFS Center for Contemporary Arab Studies Studies (CCAS).
SFS Dean Joel Hellman sends letter to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson about the suspension of the most recent class of the Thomas R. Pickering and Rangel International Affairs Fellows programs.
SFS is pleased to announce that Ambassador Nancy McEldowney has been appointed the new Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service program. She will begin in this position on July 1, 2017.
Shaun Casey will join the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs from the State Department’s Office of Religion and Global Affairs.
Georgetown will celebrate the achievements of its graduates and the faculty, family and friends who support and inspire them during 2017 Commencement Weekend, May 18-21.
Jeff Immelt, the Chairman and CEO of General Electric (GE), visited Georgetown University on May 4, 2017, to discuss globalization and the role of private and public leaders in ensuring the ability of the United States to compete in global markets.
The Center for Jewish Civilization (CJC) hosted the 18th President and CEO of the NAACP, Cornell William Brooks, on April 19, 2017, for an event titled “Blacks and Jews in The Age of Trump.”
A panel discussion including SFS Professors Rodney Ludema and Robert Lieber and hosted by the Alexander Hamilton Society debated the motivations and consequences of President Donald Trump’s trade policies, writes The Hoya
Professors Dennis Ross and Colin Kahl discussed the future of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during the Trump administration at an event hosted by the Georgetown Bipartisan Pro-Israel Dialogue.
Dean Joel Hellman responds to concern from the SFS community over a luncheon panel discussion for the International Conference on Cyber Engagement entitled “News, Alternative Facts, and Propaganda: The Role of Cyber in Influence Operations.”
On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) hosted an event in Riggs Library featuring Mexican Ambassador Gerónimo Gutiérrez.
Harry Sandager (SFS’21) graduated in the inaugural class of the School of Foreign Service while working in Washington, D.C., as secretary to Rhode Island Congressman Walter Stiness. In addition to a career in soccer and cars, Sandager served as the Rhode Island Representative in Congress.
The Lab at Georgetown provides perspective and diversity on up to the minute issues through its plays, writes The Hoya.
The MSFS CyberProject hosted the 7th Annual International Conference on Cyber Engagement: “Global Issues that Demand Global Solutions” on Monday, April 24, 2017. The conference welcomed keynote speakers from across the public and private sectors, as well as panelist experts from around the world.
The Georgetown Caravel Initiative for Diplomatic Engagement hosted the “Ambassadors’ Summit: Climate and Conflict” in Gaston Hall. Distinguish guests discussed issues at the intersection of climate change, the environment, and international security.
Professor Daniel Byman, Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs, has spearheaded a one-credit course initiative, one of the first iterations of which is Byman’s own class, “Trump’s Foreign Policy.” The class seeks to explore current events in foreign policy with experts from the SFS.
Professor Michael Green takes a comprehensive, ground-breaking look at U.S. strategy in Asia his recently published book By More Than Providence: Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen visited Georgetown University to speak about the need for strong American leadership in promoting freedom and maintaining peace around the world. Rasmussen, author of the recently published book, The Will to Lead: America’s Indispensable Role in the Global Fight for Freedom, served as the Prime Minister of Denmark from 2001 through 2009 and then as the Secretary-General of NATO from 2009 to 2014.
On Monday, April 3, 2017, the Center for Security Studies hosted “The Future of Innovation in National Security” in Gaston Hall, featuring Soraya Correa, Chief Procurement Officer of the Department of Homeland Security; Andrew Hallman, Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency for Digital Innovation; Milo Medin, Vice President of Access Services at Google; Gen. Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Erin M. Simpson, Founder and CEO of Archer Avenue Consulting.
Just released from Columbia University Press, Arsenault’s book, How the Gloves Came Off: Lawyers, Policy Makers, and Norms in the Debate on Torture, looks at the history of the American norm against torturing prisoners and what changed following the attacks on September 11, 2001.
Georgetown University hosted a book event in honor and memory of Carol Lancaster, Ph.D. (SFS’64), the late author of A Song to My City: Washington, D.C. Lancaster was the Dean of the School of Foreign Service from 2010 until her passing in 2014, the first woman and the first SFS graduate to serve in this position.
Dr. Emily Mendenhall, an Assistant Professor of Global Health in the Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA) Program in the School of Foreign Service, hosted a panel on a series of papers she co-authored in The Lancet medical journal about syndemics.