Margaret MacMillan

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).

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SFS Publishes 2017-2018 Edition of SFS Magazine

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.

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.