David Ralston Jr. (SFS ’76, L ’79) was honored with the John Carroll Society’s 2017 Pro Bono Legal Service Award for volunteer legal contributions to low-income individuals in the Washington, D.C. area.
MSFS alum Jeremy Konyndyk, former foreign disaster assistant chief under President Barack Obama, criticized the White House’s delayed response to Hurricane Maria’s landfall in Puerto Rico over Twitter.
In light of the new travel ban, Wael Alzayav, MSFS ’07 and adjunct professor, spoke about its implications for Muslims coming to the United States.
Alumni Marco Figus (SFS’80) was named head of the newly established AXIA Ventures Group in Milan. Figus is set on bringing unique investment opportunities to his clients.
MAAS alum Robert Keller shares his experiences as AMIDEAST Palestine Country Director.
SFS alum Brian Haile was named the new CEO of the Nashville-based nonprofit network of community health centers, Neighborhood Health. The organization is the largest provider of primary care to Nashville’s homeless residents and uninsured adults.
SFS alum Roger Cochetti, who served on the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy during the Bush and Obama administrations, discusses potential changes to federal legislation regarding the liability of major internet companies.
SFS alum and the Attorney General of Michigan, Bill Schuette, announced his run for governor in Michigan. The election will take place in November 2018.
Former Ambassador to Costa Rica Fitz Haney (SFS’90, MSFS’91) made his “Dancing With the Stars” debut in Costa Rica. After the end of his term as ambassador, Haney and his family decided to stay on in Costa Rica, and he chose “Dancing With the Stars” as his next venture.
President Trump’s Chief of Staff, alum John Kelly, brought in SFS alumna Kirstjen Nielsen from the Department of Homeland Security to serve as his deputy in the White House. Her new leadership style is discussed in POLITICO.
Alum John Desrocher, who joined the foreign service in 1988 after graduating from the SFS, was sworn in as the newest ambassador to Algeria. He was featured in his hometown newspaper, the Lake Placid Sun.
SFS alum Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Budget and Management, was featured as number six in POLITICO Magazine’s annual POLITICO 50 List. He discusses the best book he read this year, his feelings about Twitter, and a few policy goals.
SFS alum John Cook was recently named a Senior Advisor to the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
A book by SFS alum Michael Auslin, “The End of the Asian Century,” was named to the POLITICO 50 Reading List by another SFS alum, Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney (SFS’89).
MAGES alum Andrea Richter was recently named a Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Commerce for International Engagement at the Indiana Economic Development Corp.
David Firestein (SFS’90) will direct the China Public Policy Center, within the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin, as it opens this fall, writes China Daily.
Alumnus Ben Roswell (SFS’93) is working on the civic participation app Udara, inspired by a international affairs career with the Canadian Foreign Service. He was profiled in the Canadian newspaper National Post.
Jessica von Tesckow (MAGES’17) discussed the significance of upcoming German federal elections and life in Washington, D.C. with DW.
Devika Ranjan (SFS’17) commented on the challenge the Trump administration poses to recent graduates interested in U.S. Foreign Service careers in an interview with Politico.
Taro Kono (SFS’86) was named Foreign Minister of Japan as part of a reshuffle of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet.
Ann Yang (SFS’15) and Philip Wong (SFS’14) were highlighted as founders of Misfit Juicery on ABC News.
Ambassador Fitzgerald Haney (SFS’90, MSFS’91), former ambassador to Costa Rica, is one of 10 participants in the fourth season of the show.
Alexandra Ma (SFS’15) was named one of two U.K. Office of National Statistics award winners, earning a spot in a program focused on data journalism at BBC.
The White House announced its intent to nominate Wes Mitchell (MAGES’04) to be Assistant Secretary of State, European and Eurasian Affairs.
Jamie Fly (MAGES’02) will be part of a bipartisan effort under the German Marshall Fund to understand and work to counter Russian interference in U.S. politics.
Alumna Mina Pollman (SFS’15) analyzed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s trip to Europe in an op-ed for The Diplomat
Elena Volkava (MAGES ’17) and Teresa Eder (MSFS’17) wrote about the need for a feminist perspective in Russian politics.
Career Foreign Service member Krishna R. Ursa (SFS’80) was nominated by President Trump to be U.S. ambassador to Peru
Major Christopher Mercado (SSP’16) was recognized as a 2017 Army Times Service Member of the Year for his app and foundation Objective Zero, which aims to reduce service member suicides.
Omar Noureldin (SFS’10), Vice President of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, discussed implications of the Supreme Court’s travel ban decision on CNN.