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.

Georgetown hacking team

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.

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Inaugural Lloyd George Lecture Contemplates Meaning of 1919 in 2018

On February 8, 2018, the SFS hosted the inaugural Lloyd George lecture with the generous support of the Lloyd George family. “The Meaning of 1919 As We Approach 2019” is the first in a series of lectures in honor of the SFS Centennial to address international affairs in the context of the SFS and its founding.

Hillary Clinton to Present Human Rights Awards at GWIPS Event

The former Secretary of State will speak in Gaston Hall on Monday February 5 and present the 2018 Hillary Rodham Clinton awards, bestowed annually by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security for those advancing women’s role in creating a more peaceful and secure world.

Dr. Akin Abayomi discusses multifaceted challenges in global health

The STIA program hosted their annual Maloy Distinguished Lecture On Global Health. This year’s guest speaker was Dr. Akin Abayomi, Professor of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa and Principal Investigator for Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium (GET).