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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The BMW Center for German and European Studies hosted Professor Joyce Marie Mushaben, Professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, to discuss her new book, “Becoming Madam Chancellor: Angela Merkel and the Berlin Republic.”
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”
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.
The Center for Jewish Civilization was honored to host Mr. Elliott Abrams on October 23, 2017 for a discussion on his new book, Realism and Democracy: American Foreign Policy After the Arab Spring, in Riggs Library.
The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Culture and Politics Program hosted a screening of the documentary film National Bird that was followed by a discussion with the film’s director Sonia Kennebeck.
On October 19th, 2017 SFS hosted Payam Akhavan, a renowned human rights lawyer and associate professor at McGill University, for a talk about his new book In Search of a Better World: A Human Rights Odyssey.
Ms. Ulla Tørnæs, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, visited Georgetown on October 12, 2017 to discuss the importance of giving women the ability to make greater contributions to the development of their communities.
Three SFS students joined Derek Goldman, professor and Co-Director of the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, this summer on a trip to Segovia, Spain, where they debuted their original piece, I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE: An Immigrant Anthology, in front of international audiences.