On February 7th, 2018, Dr. Alexander Thurston, Assistant Professor of Teaching in the African Studies Program, launched his new book Boko Haram: The History of an African Jihadist Movement at an event hosted by the Mortara Center for International Studies.
Defending democracy across the globe is essential for protecting the safety and security of the American people, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said in a speech at Georgetown, accepting the 2018 J. Raymond “Jit” Trainor Award for Excellence in the Conduct of Diplomacy.
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.
The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security welcomed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to Gaston Hall where she presented the 2018 Hillary Rodham Clinton awards. She also spoke on the important role of women in creating a more peaceful and secure world.
Dr. Irfan Nooruddin, SFS Professor and election specialist, analyzed the results of the 2017 Honduran Presidential Election at the request of the Organization for American States. He gave a presentation of his report with the Center for Latin American Studies.
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.
The Asian Studies Program (ASP) in the Walsh School of Foreign Service is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael J. Green as the new Director of Asian Studies. Green assumes the position of Director as of the Spring 2018 semester.
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).
Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) discussed the threat of war with North Korea and the need for a U.S. response during a keynote address at Georgetown.
The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security launched a groundbreaking research study about women’s participation in conflict resolution in Riggs Library on January 17, 2018.
John Tutino, Professor of History and Foreign Service, launched his new book, The Mexican Heartland How Communities Shaped Capitalism, a Nation, and World History, in a talk with Professor John McNeill at the Mortara Center for International Studies.
The 2017-2018 edition of the SFS Magazine includes features about the first women who graduated from SFS in the 1950s, the joint SFS-MSB Global Business major and fellows, new Centennial Labs prepare students to solve the world’s biggest problems, as well as faculty, student and alumni profiles.
A paper published in Nature Geoscience by an international research team that includes Georgetown’s Sarah Stewart Johnson recommends an unconventional strategy to look for the possibility of life on Mars.
Beginning in January of 2018, Dr. Keir Lieber will assume leadership as the newest Director of the Center for Security Studies and Security Studies Program (SSP). Lieber has spent his academic career pursuing research in international security theory and strategy, and at CSS, Lieber plans to bring new opportunities in research and scholarship to the program and to the University.
Laurence Stallings, who graduated with a Master’s degree from the School of Foreign Service in 1922, turned his experience as a wounded veteran in the First World War into inspiration for a career as a renowned journalist, author, and playwright.
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.
Vidal Llerenas Morales, a representative of the Movement for National Regeneration (MORENA) party in the Mexican Chamber of Deputies, visited Georgetown on November 30, 2017 to discuss the Inclusive, Innovative, and Sustainable Industrial Development Law.
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.
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.
SFS welcomed alumnus Denis McDonough (MSFS’96) back for a Georgetown Master of Science in Foreign Service Program (MSFS) alumni reception on November 13, 2017.
On November 15th, 2017, the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy (ISD) hosted Ambassador James Dobbins (SFS’63) for an installment of the Distinguished Practitioners Series following the publication of his memoir, “Foreign Service: Five Decades on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy.”
On November 8, 2017 the Mortara Center for International Studies awarded Dr. Jessica Stanton, Associate Professor at University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, with the Georgetown University Lepgold Book Prize.
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.
On Tuesday, November 7th, 2017, retired Rear Admiral John Kirby of the US Navy spoke with SFS graduate students about government and media relations in the current political climate.
On Thursday, November 2, SFS students in Professor Mark Jacobson’s “American Experience of Modern War Through Literature” had a special visit from current Secretary of Defense James Mattis.
GU Politics hosted the Clinton 25 symposium to reflect on President Clinton’s vision and presidency on the 25th anniversary of his election. The “Vision for the World” panel, moderated by SFS Dean Joel Hellman, was co-sponsored by the SFS.
Former President William J. Clinton (SFS’68) takes part in a university symposium examining the vision that drove his campaign and presidency 25 years after he was elected and nearly 50 years after he graduated from Georgetown.
The Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) and the North American Representative Office of the Asian Development Bank announce the launch of a speaker series bringing expert voices on economic and social development in Asia and the Pacific to the Georgetown University campus in Washington, DC.
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.
On October 25, 2017, Georgetown’s Institute of Politics and Public Service and consulting firm Ernst & Young brought Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney back to his alma mater for a conversation about Trump’s tax reform plan.