Global Strategist Parag Khanna on “Connectography”

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.

Remembering SFS Dean Jesse A. Mann, 1922-2016

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.

SFS Alumni on the Georgetown Peace Corps Tradition of Service

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.

Exiled in Babylon: Refugees and the Politics of Language

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.

Aaron Epstein (SSP’12) Develops Global Medical Aid Group

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): Hoyas in Space

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.

Alumni Q&A: Matt Bigge (SFS’92)

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.”

Career Spotlight: Hilary Linder (MSFS’11)

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.

Wine Tasting With Alumna Lisa Granik (SFS/MSFS’81,’85)

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 and Queen of Spain Visit Georgetown

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.

Alumna Q&A: Kathy McCabe (SFS’95)

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.”