The Asian Studies Program in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Evan Medeiros as the Cling Family Distinguished Fellow in U.S.-China Studies for the 2017-2018 academic year.
MSFS, the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS), and the Georgetown Anti-Poverty Society (GAPS) hosted Dr. Asad Alam to discuss “Protecting Development Assets During Conflict: The Case of Yemen.”
The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies brought Palestinian politician and member of the Israeli Knesset, Haneen Zoabi, to campus on October 4, 2017. Zoabi is the first Arab woman to serve as a member of the Knesset for an Arab party.
On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, the BMW Center for German and European Studies hosted a panel discussion on the results of the German Bundestag Election on September 24, 2017.
Ambassador Jane Hartley spoke at the Oscar Iden Annual Lecture on Foreign Policy hosted by the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Ambassador Hartley was the U.S. Ambassador to France from 2014-2017, after serving a long career in the public and private sectors.
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.
On Friday, September 22, 2017, Senator Juan Manuel Galán (MSFS ‘03) joined students and community members to talk about his presidential campaign, hopes for Colombia’s future, and thoughts on Colombian domestic and international politics. He was joined by Professor Marc Chernick, Professor in the Practice of Political Science at the School of Foreign Service.
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.
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.
Senator Armando Ríos Piter spoke on Mexico’s political future at an event hosted by the Center for Latin American Studies.
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.
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.
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.
CCAS, in partnership with the University of Kurdistan, brought together 40+ researchers this spring to discuss durable solutions to forced displacement in Iraq.
A group of undocumented Georgetown students spent two hours on Capitol Hill Wednesday night at the invitation of DREAM Act sponsor and SFS alumnus Senator Richard Durbin (D-Illinois).
Dean Joel Hellman sent a letter to the SFS community reflecting on recent events and welcoming everyone back for the start of the 2017-2018 academic year.
Ambassador Barbara Bodine, director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, welcomed 15 fellows to the Hilltop for the 2017-18 year.
This fall, the SFS welcomes two new tenure-track professors to the faculty. Professors Jamie Martin and Joel Simmons will bring fresh perspectives and innovative research to the Hilltop from opposite sides of the world.
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.
Joseph Santoiana, born in 1911, graduated from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service in 1931. Santoiana joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1940, where he would work for 33 years, establishing a reputation as one of the finest administrators of the FBI.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia has conferred distinguished National Honors on Stephen D. Cashin (SFS ’79 and member of the SFS Board of Advisors) and Professor Steven Radelet (Donald F. McHenry Chair in Global Human Development, and Director of the Global Human Development Program).
As Georgetown welcomes Ambassador Nancy McEldowney, new director of the MSFS program, to the Hilltop, she may find herself in need of a lunch recommendation, or parking tips. McEldowney needs no introduction, however, to academic institution administration or the world of international relations.
Professor John McNeill was elected president of the American Historical Association, the largest professional organization serving historians in all fields and professions.
As Professor Tony Arend steps down as Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service program, he leaves an extensive, still-growing legacy while he continues his career of service to Georgetown.
Dallal had previously served as an associate professor and chair of Georgetown’s Arabic and Islamic Studies Department from 2003 to 2009. He will begin his term as dean on September 1.
Abba P. Schwartz, a prominent State Department official and lifetime champion for refugees, dedicated his life’s work to his belief that all refugees and immigrants should be welcome in the United States – regardless of their political or personal beliefs.
Professor Rochelle Davis’ extensive career of scholarship on the Middle East will enter a new phase this summer, with Davis set to become Director of the SFS Center for Contemporary Arab Studies Studies (CCAS).
SFS Dean Joel Hellman sends letter to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson about the suspension of the most recent class of the Thomas R. Pickering and Rangel International Affairs Fellows programs.
SFS is pleased to announce that Ambassador Nancy McEldowney has been appointed the new Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service program. She will begin in this position on July 1, 2017.
Following the Trump Administration’s “Muslim Ban,” CCAS hosted rapid response town hall meetings to discuss the impact of the Executive Order.