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.

Actor in Ghanaian costume

Global Lab Hosts National Theatre of Ghana to Perform Tennessee Williams Play

The National Theatre of Ghana to campus to perform “Ten Blocks on the Camino Real,” an original Tennessee Williams play with a Ghanaian twist. The Lab for Global Politics and Performance hosted the event, which concluded with a panel featuring professors Gwen Mikell and Scott Taylor from the African Studies Program.

Centennial Fellow Launch event

SFS Hosts Launch Event for 2017-18 Centennial Fellows

SFS held a launch event to welcome our 2017-2018 SFS Centennial Fellows: Claudia Escobar; Nasser Judeh (SFS’83); and Anne Richard (SFS’82), former U.S. Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration.

CCAS and Partners Host Female Algerian Freedom Fighter for Book Talk

Zohra Drif, a key activist in the the fight for Algerian independence from France, came to campus to discuss her new book. She was joined by the book’s translator from the original French, Andrew Farrand (SFS’06), as well as Ambassador Joan Polaschik (MSFS’93), former U.S. Ambassador to Algeria, and Professor Lahra Smith.

ISD Hosts Jeremi Suri on The Impossible Presidency

The Institute for the Study of Diplomacy (ISD) at SFS hosted professor and author Jeremi Suri for a talk about his new book The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office on Friday, September 15, 2017. Suri is Professor of Public Affairs and History and the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas in Austin.

Experts Consider Future of Intelligence at Kalaris Conference

Georgetown University and the National Geospatial Agency (NGA) hosted the fourth annual Kalaris Intelligence Conference at Gaston Hall September 14. The event featured leading scholars and practitioners representing the breadth of the intelligence field who offered their thoughts on notable paradigm shifts defining the future of intelligence.

2017-2018 Centennial Fellows

SFS Welcomes 2017-2018 Centennial Fellows

The Walsh School of Foreign Service is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 Centennial Fellows: Nasser S. Judeh, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs in Jordan (2009-2017); Anne C. Richard, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration (2012-2017); Richard Verma, former U.S. Ambassador to India (2014-2017), and Claudia Escobar, former magistrate of the Court of Appeals of Guatemala and respected legal scholar.

Speaking Event in Kurdistan

Partnering for Solutions

CCAS, in partnership with the University of Kurdistan, brought together 40+ researchers this spring to discuss durable solutions to forced displacement in Iraq.

ISD Welcomes 2017-18 Fellows

Ambassador Barbara Bodine, director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, welcomed 15 fellows to the Hilltop for the 2017-18 year.

Daniel Neep

Neep Awarded NEH Grant for Book on Formation of Modern Syria

Professor Daniel Neep’s book project The Nation Belongs to All: The Making of Modern Syria has been awarded a Public Scholar grant from the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH). Neep is Assistant Professor of Arab politics in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies.