Experts in the field gathered at Georgetown’s “Global Mental Health Symposium: Transdisciplinary Perspectives” to discuss the role of mental health care in development and policy situations.
The Carroll Round, the only undergraduate international economics conference of its kind, will celebrate its 15th anniversary April 21-24, gathering top economics students and experts for presentations, speaker events, panels, and mentoring.
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), and Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, presented a screening of the film “Salam Neighbor,” a documentary offering an up-close look at individuals in a Syrian refugee camp.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, professor of diplomacy at SFS, delivered the keynote address for the Berkley Center’s tenth anniversary symposium to discuss the future of religion in diplomacy and foreign policy.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz accepted the Jit Trainor Award for Distinction in the Conduct of Diplomacy, afterwards delivering a lecture focusing on the Department of Energy’s role in security through energy diplomacy.
Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme, told a Georgetown audience that hunger is a key cause of global instability.
Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, discussed the “stubborn trust” and “relentless optimism” that paved the path toward the December 2015 Paris Agreement at a recent ceremony granting her an honorary degree.
Dean Joel Hellman discusses his plans for the future of SFS as he reaches the end of his first year on campus and as we head toward the centennial celebration with The Hoya.
The Institute of Politics and Public Service partnered with several other campus organizations to host the Chiefs of Staff to former First Lady Hillary Clinton, former First Lady Laura Bush, and First Lady Michelle Obama to discuss the challenges of a role with no job description, salary, appointment, or election.
The SFS Dean’s Office announced Tuesday that SFS students, starting with the class of 2017, will now be able to pursue language minors through the College language departments. “We want SFS students to communicate with others, no matter where they are or what they’re doing,” said SFS Dean Hellman.
The Chiefs of Staff for the past three First Ladies, including Georgetown’s Institute of Women, Peace, and Security Director Melanne Verveer, visited Georgetown to discuss the challenges of a role with no job description, no salary, no election and no appointment. The Washington Post covered the event.
The Air Force Assistant Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs, Maj. Gen. Lawrence M. Martin Jr., visited the Mortara Center to discuss the importance of global partnerships in international security with the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy and the Center for Security Studies.
School of Foreign Service students will be allowed to pursue language minors this fall, the first minors the undergraduate program has ever permitted. Pursuing a language minor allows SFS students to go beyond proficiency, learning the finer points of a foreign language and the wealth of knowledge that brings.
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel discussed cyber warfare as the greatest modern security threat with Professor Dan Byman in the most recent installment of the Global Future of Security conversation, convened by the Georgetown Global Futures Initiative.
The Hoya remembers Nathan Kittredge “Kitt” Rom, SFS’19 and a Science, Technology, and International Affairs major, for a life filled with passion. Rom died after skiing into a tree while wearing a helmet on March 9 during a family vacation in Colorado. He was 19.
The Center for Jewish Civilization recently hosted its Keith Stoltz Biennial Conference on Jewish Civilization: “Understanding Contemporary European Anti-Semitism,” to officially launch the new Center. The all-day event featured regional experts, renowned professors, and speakers from the State Department.
The Washington Post highlighted the Center for Jewish Civilization’s day-long conference on, “Understanding Contemporary European Anti-Semitism.” The conference featured scholars, U.S. officials and members of prominent Jewish organizations discussing the issues.
Students from across Georgetown University gathered to share their socially conscious business ideas at “Entrepreneurship: A Force for Good” on Feb. 18 at the university’s McDonough School of Business. Kesiah Clement (SFS ’19) won the People’s Choice Award for Ciudadano, an online learning platform to make the U.S. citizenship process easier.
Funding, expertise, and curriculum merge on February 29, when the Program for Jewish Civilization will officially relaunch as the highly anticipated and celebrated Center for Jewish Civilization.
Georgetown announces a partnership with the United Nations HeForShe campaign, an international movement that encourages men and boys to advocate for gender equality.
Professor and Executive Director for the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security Melanne Verveer celebrated the release of her new book, ‘Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose,’ as part of Global Gender Justice Week.
A United Nations official who works to prevent sexual violence as a weapon of war and a journalist who reports from war zones will be awarded for their contributions toward women’s global peace and security during a Feb. 22 event at Georgetown.
An article in The Hoya discusses the SFS Dean’s Office’s pending plan for an updated SFS curriculum, considering the addition of subjects like science, technology, and business courses, in light of the upcoming SFS centennial.
The Peninsula spoke with Dr. Gerd Nonneman, Dean of the School of Foreign Service in Qatar, about Georgetown’s plans to expand their educational programming at the Qatar campus.
Jesse Gibson (SFS’19) spoke with Indian Country Today about his time at Georgetown and the connection he feels to his Native American culture. “My culture is the most comforting thing to me. No matter how far away from home I go, I’m still an Indian.”
The Center for Security Studies Lunchtime Series hosted a debate between professors Bruce Hoffman and Dan Byman discussing the radicalized foreign fighter.
The Institute for the Study of Diplomacy (ISD), along with the Mortara Center for International Studies, received a nearly $840,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York under its “Bridging the Gap” initiative. This honor highlights the School’s century-old mission to connect academia and the global policy world.
The Institute for the Study of Diplomacy recently presented the 2016 Oscar Iden Lecture on American Foreign Policy and International Diplomacy. This year’s lecturer, Ben Rhodes, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, discussed President Obama’s national security policy.
Look at any map and you will find borders. Some are formed by topography—a mountain range, the ancient path a river has gouged—but most are largely theoretical and political, drawn by human hand as a result of war, negotiation or expediency. Borders ask the question of whether they exist to keep something in or keep something out.
In November, the United Nations released 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Each of the goals was meticulously constructed with insight from countries across the globe and has specific targets to help focus achievement efforts. Professors, student groups, and research initiatives at Georgetown University are doing their part to advance each of the global goals.