Alumnus Parag Khanna (SFS’99, SSP’05) considers that today’s world is more accurately represented not by 200 discrete nations, but by connections between “megacities” which have surpassed in importance the countries to which they belong.
Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service is sorry to announce the death of former SFS dean Jesse Mann on April 10, 2016. Although his term was a brief two years—from 1968-1970—his actions to strengthen the School just as it was turning 50 years old have left a lasting impact on SFS that ensured that it could survive another 50 years.
A conversation with Mark Hetfield (SFS’88), the President and CEO of HIAS, the oldest international migration and refugee resettlement agency in the United States.
Two SFS recent alumnae got to present their original research at SFS-Qatar during the “Writing Women’s Lives Conference” on March 20, 2016.
MASIA’14 alumna Sarah Wang, formerly Batiuk, discusses how she came to the Asian Studies Program to be a part of the first MASIA degree cohort and what she learned during her time with the program.
Georgetown alumnus Michael Meaney (SFS’12) hopes to explore how technology might expand educational equity as one of this year’s 35 Gates Cambridge Scholars.
SFS alumni Zoe Mowl, SFS’15, Elyssa Skeirik, SFS’13, and Jonathan Coumes, SFS’13, discuss their experiences with the Peace Corps in Kosovo, Indonesia, and Mexico, and Georgetown’s service values. Georgetown was recently ranked #7 among medium-sized schools on the Peace Corps’ 2016 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list.
MSFS alumna Bailey Hand, (MSFS’03), draws on her public sector experience in the Department of Defense in her strategy consulting work with Boston Consulting Group. “My experience at BCG involves far fewer helicopters, but it is still all about finding solutions to problems,” said Hand.
Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands), SFS’88, was recently honored with the Samuel A. Halsey Jr. Award, named after the first African American undergraduate of Georgetown University to celebrate the accomplishments of notable African American alumni.
Arab Studies Alum Noga Malkin (MAAS’15) shares her experiences working with refugees in Turkey. Since September 2015, she has been working with humanitarian NGO Welthungerhilfe (World Hunger Aid) in southeast Turkey, leading the establishment of a new refugee community center.
Arab Studies Alum Katherine Dunn (MAAS’09) shares her experiences working with refugees in Jordan. She has served as Associate Field Officer for UNHCR in Irbid, Jordan since 2014.
Jose M. Luna (SFS’15) is among only 111 out of more than 3,000 candidates from 135 countries to receive a Schwarzman scholarship, a new award designed to prepare global leaders and build stronger links between the United States and China.
Georgetown alumnus Peter Prindiville (SFS’14) is one of only 12 Americans to receive this year’s George J. Mitchell Scholarship, which he will use to study how societies assimilate and adapt historical memory.
Combining his background in national security with his interest in medicine, this Georgetown University School of Medicine student founded the Global Surgical and Medical Support Group, which provides medical care to refugees in northern Iraq.
Timothy Hughes (SFS’94) is senior vice president and general counsel for Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX), a rocket launch services provider which has developed a family of launch vehicles intended to increase the reliability of access to space while reducing costs.
Ario Keshani (SFS’05) discusses being CEO at Split Technology, Inc., a shared ride startup based in DC.
Bill Decker (SFS’97) was granted the President’s Call to Service Award for his volunteer efforts as a Response Team member with international humanitarian relief organization ShelterBox USA, where he has logged over 4,000 hours of service.
Mariana Cotlear (SFS’07) discusses her time at Georgetown and what led her to her current career as a marketing strategist for Chipotle.
Matt Bigge (SFS’92) talks about his role as CEO of Strategic Social, a business which provides technology, program management and consulting support to government and private sector customers in emerging markets and his founding goal for the company “to do well while doing good.”
Hilary Linder (MSFS’11) talks about her company Kudzu Films, a production company dedicated to spreading social justice through documentary films. She is currently directing and producing Indivisible, a film about the fight to reunite families separated by deportation.
Hailey Woldt (SFS’08) on co-founding the startup BeConnections, an international networking and community platform for small and medium sized businesses.
Georgetown’s Jesuit values of service inspired Mary Grace Reich (SFS’13) to travel to rural Namibia as a Peace Corps volunteer, where she teaches English and works on local initiatives for education and clean water.
Claire Naylor (SFS’11) and Claire Charamnac (SFS’11) co-founded Women LEAD, the first and only leadership development organization for young women in Nepal—a country where approximately 60 percent of women are illiterate and a third of girls ages 15-19 are married.
Regina DeMeo (SFS’94) is a family law attorney in Washington, D.C., who incorporates mediation, collaborative law, psychology, and other methods to assist families going through divorce crises.
Lisa Granik, (SFS/MSFS’81,’85) came to Georgetown on October 20 and organized a very special wine tasting seminar with students and professors from MSFS. Granik shared her extensive knowledge of wine and answered questions from the audience.
King Felipe VI (MSFS’95) and Queen Letizia of Spain stopped by Georgetown yesterday during their four-day U.S. visit to open the Joint Meeting of Spanish Scientists in the United States.
Katie Kingsbury (SFS ’01) credits her time at SFS and her study-abroad experience as valuable preparation for her travels as a journalist. “It inspires you,” she said. “You want go to these places you’ve studied and then you meet so…
Kathy McCabe (SFS’95) looks back at her time at Georgetown and how that appreciation for experiencing another culture led to her current work running her award-winning travel newsletter and PBS travel series “Dream of Italy.”
Mo Elleithee (SFS’94), a 20-year veteran of national politics and School of Foreign Service alumnus, has been appointed as executive director of Georgetown’s newest institute, the Institute of Politics and Public Service.
Georgetown alumnus and 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton gives his third lecture in a series, talking about purpose, vision and ‘radical inclusion’ as the hallmarks of successful leaders.