Dean Hellman On Supporting Our Community

Dean Joel Hellman responds to concern from the SFS community over a luncheon panel discussion for the International Conference on Cyber Engagement entitled “News, Alternative Facts, and Propaganda: The Role of Cyber in Influence Operations.”

Harry Sandager (SFS’21) Leads Life of Sport, Cars, and Politics

Harry Sandager (SFS’21) graduated in the inaugural class of the School of Foreign Service while working in Washington, D.C., as secretary to Rhode Island Congressman Walter Stiness. In addition to a career in soccer and cars, Sandager served as the Rhode Island Representative in Congress.

Ambassadors Discuss Climate & Conflict

Ambassadors Discuss Climate & Conflict

The Georgetown Caravel Initiative for Diplomatic Engagement hosted the “Ambassadors’ Summit: Climate and Conflict” in Gaston Hall. Distinguish guests discussed issues at the intersection of climate change, the environment, and international security.

Group Performance

Celebrating the Cultures of the Excluded

On the evening of Wednesday, March 22, CCAS and the Fund for the Future of Our Children co-hosted a concert to celebrate the hopes, dreams, and promises of refugees and immigrants from the seven Muslim countries affected by the Trump administration’s Immigration Executive Order, commonly known as the “travel ban.”

Former NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen discusses importance of U.S. global leadership

Anders Fogh Rasmussen visited Georgetown University to speak about the need for strong American leadership in promoting freedom and maintaining peace around the world. Rasmussen, author of the recently published book, The Will to Lead: America’s Indispensable Role in the Global Fight for Freedom, served as the Prime Minister of Denmark from 2001 through 2009 and then as the Secretary-General of NATO from 2009 to 2014.

Panel Discusses Innovation in National Security

On Monday, April 3, 2017, the Center for Security Studies hosted “The Future of Innovation in National Security” in Gaston Hall, featuring Soraya Correa, Chief Procurement Officer of the Department of Homeland Security; Andrew Hallman, Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency for Digital Innovation; Milo Medin, Vice President of Access Services at Google; Gen. Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Erin M. Simpson, Founder and CEO of Archer Avenue Consulting.

Arsenault Debuts New Book On Norms in Torture Debate

Just released from Columbia University Press, Arsenault’s book, How the Gloves Came Off: Lawyers, Policy Makers, and Norms in the Debate on Torture, looks at the history of the American norm against torturing prisoners and what changed following the attacks on September 11, 2001.

In speech at Georgetown, Hillary Clinton calls women ‘critical’ to peace-making

At an event hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton introduced the Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards for Advancing Women in Peace and Security, which were given to four Colombians involved in the historic peace process there. Clinton spoke about the importance of including women in the peace-making process.

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Foreign Minister of Russia Igor Ivanov Discuss U.S.-Russia Relations

The Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES) hosted a conference, “25 Years of US-Russia Relations: From Cold War to New Cold War,” to discuss historical, economic, and future relations between the United States and Russia. The keynote panel was a conversation between SFS professor and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Foreign Minister of Russia Igor Ivanov.

Professor Charles Kupchan: Shaping Public Policy, from the White House to the ICC

Professor Charles Kupchan returns to the SFS this semester from former President Obama’s National Security Council (NSC), where he served as the Senior Director for European Affairs since 2014. He says, “There’s a saying that it’s very hard to get a job with the NSC, and it’s even harder to leave a job at the NSC.”