Former Army officer Wes Clark Jr. (SFS’92) has organized a three-day deployment of U.S. military veterans to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in southern North Dakota, opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Debora L. Spar (SFS’84) recently announced she would be leaving her position as President of Barnard College to serve as President and CEO of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. She will be the first woman to hold the title of president at the Center.
Alumnus Mike Gallagher (SSP’12) was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he will be representing Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District.
Stephanie Murphy (MSFS’04) won Florida’s 7th Congressional District, becoming the first Vietnamese-American woman elected to Congress.
In an op ed for Womanthology.com, Dr. Yeo stated that waiting 121 years for gender parity in the field of surgery is too long. She is Assistant Professor of Surgery and Assistant Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College, and Assistant Attending Surgeon at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Yeo is board-certified in general surgery, colon and rectal surgery and complex general surgical oncology.
President Obama has announced Joseph Donovan, Jr. (SFS’73) as the nominee for Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia, following his impressive career in the foreign service.
Georgetown alum Yingxian Long’s study discusses bureaucratic politics, specifically the decision by China to deploy HYSY-981, a semi-submersible oil platform in the South China Sea. Long’s study seeks to advance the study of Foreign Policy Analysis, by analyzing the bargaining game among the different actors involved in this issue.
Sebastian Nicholls (SFS’16) writes about the importance of youth involvement in ocean conservation for this op-ed in the Huffington Post. Later this week, Georgetown University will host Secretary of State John Kerry’s Our Ocean conference, a student leadership summit focused on ocean preservation issues.
Juan Felipe Cardona (SFS’14) discusses his travel startup at the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative’s 2016 Summer Launch Program. He describes his business ¡Vamos Ya! as “the marriage of adventure tourism and experiential learning for people who want to interact with locals and learn the history and culture of the area.”
Ben Brown (SFS’92) looks back on the history of NATO and argues for America to renew its commitment to this international organization in Juneau Empire.
Tuqa Nusairat (MSFS’09) analyzes former President Bill Clinton’s words at the Democratic National Convention, “If you’re a Muslim and you love America and freedom and you hate terror, stay here and help us win and make a future together,” in Foreign Policy Magazine.
Carolina Freire (SFS’00), consultant and founder of Voluntarios Panamá, was listed by Forbes Mexico as one of Central America’s ’50 Most Powerful Women’ in an article in Spanish.
Berfu Kızıltan (SSP ‘10) is a PhD candidate in International Relations/Political Science at the The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) and Visiting Fellow at University of Oxford. She offered her thoughts on the Turkish coup attempt on July 15, 2016.
Joseph Donovan (SFS’73) was nominated by President Obama last week as the next US Ambassador to Indonesia. Jakarta Globe discusses Donovan’s past accomplishments as a career diplomat.
SFS alumni Dennis Blumenfeld (MALAS’09) and Andrea Arzaba Diaz (MALAS’16) discuss the difficulties for women involved in public-private partnerships, where they face issues including discrimination and a lack of support, in the Huffington Post.
Alumnus Hazma Iqbal was interviewed by Gulf Times on his inspiration for the growing online eyewear site he developed after graduating from SFS Qatar.
Kaya Henderson (SFS’92) details her hopes for the D.C. Public Schools Study Abroad Program she has helped create and the importance of the positive effect studying abroad can have on students, in the Washington Post.
Dr. Noah Manyika (MSFS’87), the founder of Build Zimbabwe, discusses the importance of focusing energy on bringing about change in Zimbabwe in New Zimbabwe.
A referendum (popularly referred to as “Brexit”) was held on Thursday, June 23, 2016 to decide whether the UK should leave or remain in the European Union. The SFS community, including faculty and alumni, weighed in on the political and economic implications of the historic result, which called for the UK to leave the EU.
Ilja Alexander Tüchter (SFS’93, MSFS’94) is a foreign editor at DIE RHEINPFALZ, one of the larger daily newspapers in Germany. He shared his thoughts about Brexit.
Stacy Frank (SFS’76) was an attorney with a passion for politics, as well as the president and CEO of Collier Enterprises II, which negotiated leases and constructed cell towers.
Seasoned television producer and entrepreneur Andrew Jameson (SFS’90) describes his company Forward with The New York Times. As co-owner, Jameson works to produce professional video interviews paid for by the subject.
Alumna Kayleigh McEnany discusses the importance of preserving the balance of the U.S. Constitution in the context of the Supreme Court’s decision on immigration and deportation for CNN
Mina Pollman (SFS’15) outlines the worries of countries planning for a potentially diminished U.S. presence in East Asia in light of U.S. presidential candidates’ rhetoric, for Emirates-Business.
Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz (SFS’91) writes on the history of the protection of free speech in the United States and the importance of its continued preservation in an op-ed for The Himalayan Times.
Irish (SFS’54) was the author of several successful self-help employment guides, including “Go Hire Yourself an Employer.”
David Weinstein (SSP’12) was named to the newly created technology officer position in Gov. Chris Christie’s cabinet, leading the state’s ramped-up cybersecurity efforts.
Dillon Behr (SSP’12) recounted his life-threatening experiences as a Green Beret in Afghanistan with National Geographic Channel’s “No Man Left Behind” series, which will feature his story in an episode premiering June 28.
Kenneth Simon (SFS’46) of New York City died at 93. The Mamaroneck Daily Voice details his experiences as a WWII prisoner of war, and Simon will be buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.
Dana Qarout (SFS-Q’15) talks about her experience at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service in Qatar in U.S. News & World Report.