Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Outgoing Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf spoke on the country’s recent elections, the pending transition of power, and women’s leadership in Africa

On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the current president of Liberia, visited Georgetown to speak with SFS students, faculty, and notable guests. President Sirleaf discussed Liberia’s recent elections and her upcoming transition of power, and then spoke on women’s political leadership and participation in Africa.

Palmer Luckey and Trae Stephens Discuss AI and Defense Industry

Palmer Luckey and Trae Stephens Discuss AI and Defense Industry

Luckey, founder of Oculus Rift, joined Trae Stephens (SFS’06), partner at Founders Fund, to speak with Dean Hellman and a group of SFS students about their new startup and the growing importance of artificial intelligence in the national defense sector.

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Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security Unveils New Index

On Tuesday, November 21, 2017, the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) unveiled their new Women, Peace and Security index to the greater Georgetown community. The index looks at the three main dimensions of justice, inclusion, and security to provide a more comprehensive measure of women’s well-being worldwide.

Aida Berio (SFS '52)

Aida Berio (SFS ‘52) Fought for Racial Justice

In 1978, a Puerto Rican woman made headlines for filing a lawsuit for racial discrimination in the Washington, D.C. District Court against the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where she had worked since 1971. That woman was Aida Berio, who graduated from the School of Foreign Service in 1952.

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Film Screening of the Documentary “No End in Sight” feat. Ambassador Bodine

On November 1st, 2017, the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) hosted a viewing of the documentary “No End in Sight” chronicling the two-year period following the American invasion of Iraq. After the film screening, Dr. Rochelle Davis, Director of the CCAS, interviewed Ambassador Barbara Bodine, Director of Georgetown’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy , about her experiences as the senior State Department official in Iraq in 2003.

ISD Hosts High-Level Diplomats For 2017-2018 School Year

SFS welcomes Ambassadors Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Stephen D. Mull, and John A. Heffern, as well as former U.S. Special Envoy Arsalan Suleman as Georgetown Institute for the Study of Diplomacy (ISD) 2017 – 2018 Fellows. The senior diplomats will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, lead mentorship programs, and conduct research for ISD.

SFS Selects Junior Centennial Fellows

The Walsh School of Foreign Service is pleased to announce this year’s class of Junior Centennial Fellows. These SFS undergraduate and graduate students will work alongside the 2017-2018 SFS Centennial Fellows during their semester-long residency, assisting their research and organizing events for the Georgetown and SFS community.

Course Examines Divisions and Shared Hopes Between Blacks and Jews in America

Taught for a second year by Terrence Johnson, professor of government and theology, and Jacques Berlinerblau, director of the Center for Jewish Civilization, the course “Blacks and Jews in America” examines the confluence and divergence of ways in which African Americans and Jews have pursued their religious and cultural identities.

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China Town Hall 2017 feat. Ambassador Susan Rice

The Initiative for U.S. – China Dialogue at Georgetown University hosted a viewing of the China Town Hall 2017 featuring Ambassador Susan Rice. China Town Hall is an annual event sponsored by the National Committee on U.S. China Relations, and was broadcast this year to over 80 locations across the United States and China.

John Kline Urges Apparel Firms To Adopt Alta Gracia’s Ethical Model

Large apparel firms should learn a lesson from Alta Gracia, a Dominican Republic factory that provides safe conditions and a living wage, professor of International Business Diplomacy John Kline writes in his new book, “Sewing Hope: How One Factory Challenges the Apparel Industry’s Sweatshops”

Amartya Sen

Screening of Documentary Film on Nobel laureate and Renowned Economist Amartya Sen

On October 19, 2017, the India Initiative and Association for India’s Development hosted a screening of The Argumentative Indian, directed by filmmaker and economist Suman Ghosh. Following the screening, Suman Ghosh, Nobel laureate and world-renowned economist Amartya Sen, and his student Kaushik Basu, chief economist at the World Bank, joined each other on stage to answer questions from the crowd.