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 Rowswell (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
Omar Noureldin (SFS’10), Vice President of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, discussed implications of the Supreme Court’s travel ban decision on CNN.
Omar Noureldin (SFS’10) of MPAC joined CNN-International to discuss the potential impacts of President Trump’s travel ban.
Abed, a graduate of the Latin American Studies program, is leading a study performed by the London School of Economics.
The New York Times named Kathleen Kingsbury (SFS’01) an incoming Deputy Editorial Page Editor. Kingsbury previously worked as Managing Digital Editor at the Boston Globe.
The Georgetown alumnus died in his home at the age of 92. The Carroll County Times details the rich life experience of Mr. Fitzgerald, who will be missed.
Chad Griffin (SFS’97), the current head of the Human Rights Campaign who spent time in the Clinton White House and led national campaigns for marriage equality, was profiled in Arkansas Online.
Vera A. Rechsteiner (SFS’79) was recognized by Latinvex as both a “Top 100 Female Lawyer in Latin America in Energy and Infrastructure” and “Top 100 Lawyer in Latin America in Banking & Finance and Project Finance.”
Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (MSFS’04) detailed her motivations for running for public office, and her goals now that she is there, in a Vogue feature.
Dr. Scott Brabrand (SFS’90) will begin as superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools this July.
Hijab Shah (SFS’11, SSP’16) applied lessons from Afghanistan to present problems in Syria in commentary for the Center for Strategic & International Studies.
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation named Daniel F Wilhelm (SFS’86) as its new president. The Foundation is devoted to addressing violent conflict.
Carmen Ambar (SFS’90) will be the 15th president of Oberlin, and the university’s first African-American president.
Nadine Watt (SFS’90), president of Watt Companies, was named Century City News’ ‘Individual Citizen of the Year’ for 2017.
Debora Spar (SFS’84) recently left her post as President of Barnard College to serve as the first female president of New York’s Lincoln Center for Performing Arts. She was interviewed by Town&Country magazine about the new role.
Emma Iannini (SFS’16) has followed her time at Georgetown with a year teaching American and French culture classes to middle school students in Shanghai.
Connell’s project to develop the first microbial collection device of its kind won first prize in the competition, earning $5000 in seed capital for the BioMap Explorer I, a company he co-founded.
Jon Ossoff (SFS’09), a Democrat running for Congress in a traditionally Republican district of Georgia, was featured in a Cosmopolitan story about his candidacy and the unique nature of this election.