Erik Brattberg (MSFS’13), a senior fellow at the McCain Institute for International Leadership, writes on CNBC that what little is known about Donald Trump’s foreign policy doctrine is radical and should alarm.
Roya Soleimani, spokeswoman for Google and a 2011 graduate of the MA in Arab Studies program, emphasized “psychological safety and clarity and trust” as the keys to a diverse workplace, in the Huffington Post.
Friends and family of Nina Brekelmans (MAAS’15) have established a running camp for girls in Jordan and a scholarship for Arab Studies Master’s students at SFS to honor her memory. Brekelmans tragically died in a house fire shortly after she graduated from Georgetown in May 2015.
Julie Baker (SFS’05) discusses how her time teaching fourth grade with Teach for America helped her excel in law school and inspired her passion for educational equity as a lawyer.
Victorino Matus (SFS’95) shares the story of the first time he met Justice Scalia at a wine and oyster pairing competition, describing him as a ‘Man of Many Appetites.’
Alumna Mina Erika Pollmann, SFS’15, breaks down the symbolic and practical meaning behind a negative interest rate and what it will mean for Japanese banks and firms for The Gulf Time.
Nadim Rifai, a 2011 GU-Qatar alumnus, developed FitTastic, a portable motion tracker and interactive smartphone application, to blend technology, gaming, and health in an attempt to improve fitness and public health across the Arab region.
Tessa Poppe, (SSP’15) discussed a group of veterans who are fighting to help troops who were forced out of the military with less-than-honorable discharges due to mental health issues in Task and Purpose.
William Newton (SFS’95) discussed the exhibit “Dark Fields of the Republic: Alexander Gardner Photographs 1859-1872,” which is on display at the National Portrait Gallery in The Federalist magazine. Gartner was Abraham Lincoln’s favorite photographer.
Elizabeth Kang (SFS’15) is in Bangalore, India on a Fulbright Research grant, where she is exploring early stages of social entrepreneurship and impact investment. Take a look at Kang’s blog with reflections during her nine months in India.
Ahmad Shama (MSFS’12) published a piece in Salon about how Muslims are combating radicalism. Shama is an American Muslim who served as a Marine in Iraq and is now a U.S. Foreign Service Officer.
BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour featured Georgetown alumna, actress, model & former Paralympic athlete Aimee Mullins (SFS’98) in “The Chain,” an audio series in which successful women talk about the women that have inspired them.
Bae returned to Iraq as a writer with a medical charity after his service there as a Marine in the Iraq War. He details in Foreign Policy how each experience perpetuated a different kind of fear.
MarketWatch reports that Asia Society has appointed Wendy Cutler (MSFS’83) as head of its Washington, D.C. office and Vice President of the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI), a think tank that aims to bring Asia to the forefront of global policy making. Currently, Cutler is Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative.
SFS graduate students Elvia Valle, MAGES’17 and Francisco Bencosme, SSP’17 and alumna Ginny Barahona, MSFS’05, landed on the 40 Under 40: Latinos in #Foreign Policy list published on Huffington Post.
The Honorable Alaina Teplitz (SFS’91) was sworn in as the next U.S. Ambassador to Nepal on September 29. Teplitz has goals “to strengthen Nepal’s democracy, advance its economic growth and improve its resiliency” following the April 25 earthquake that resulted in extensive damage to the small nation.
Professor Anthony Clark Arend discussed foreign policy challenges for President Obama’s 2nd Term on Voice of America.