Featured Students

Natalia Peña (SSP’17) on Research, Running, and Studying Terrorism

Natalia Peña (SSP’17) graduates this spring from the Security Studies Program with a concentration in terrorism and sub-state violence and highlights of her two years at Georgetown include working with Professors Daniel Byman and Bruce Hoffman, interning in government departments, and training for a half-marathon.

Olivia Hinerfeld Graduates with a Passion for Policy (and Chaipuccinos)

Olivia Hinerfeld (SFS’17) came to the SFS from Portland, Oregon, where she studied International Politics with a focus on international law and Justice and Peace Studies. During her time at Georgetown, she had a range of extraordinary experiences on and off campus, from working in the White House with Joe Biden to hosting John Mulaney and Nick Kroll, two well-known comedians and Georgetown alums, with the Lecture Fund.

I hope to see you again… but not here.

Madison Marks (MAAS’17) reflects on her experience volunteering in a refugee camp in Greece. This article was originally published in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies’ Newsmagazine, Fall/Winter 2017.

Carolina Sosa (SFS’19) Charts Own Path at SFS

For Carolina Sosa (SFS’19), engagement and excitement have been a central part of her SFS experience. Initially skeptical of the international relations-specific orientation of the School of Foreign Service, Sosa was drawn to some of Georgetown’s offerings as she progressed through the college selection process.

Bennett Stehr Enjoys Research, Baseball at SFS

For Bennett Stehr, research, baseball and business fit together neatly at SFS. In his third year at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Stehr has worked to fulfill both his academic and extracurricular interests at Georgetown, which includes a spot on the varsity baseball team and a Krogh Fellowship.

Graduate Student April Snedeker Says “Never a Dull Moment” When Studying Dynamic Region

“I have always been interested in how people situate the region in a global context,” says April Snedeker, a graduate student at the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES). “In this light, it’s been an interesting time to study the region. 25 years after the fall of the Soviet Union, the former republics are trying to find their place in the world.”

SFS-Q Student Takes Listeners around the World on Radio Show

When Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) student Sami Wehbe (SFS ‘17) decided to take a course on presenting and voice overs, he didn’t expect it to lead him down a path towards hosting two national radio shows and interviewing ambassadors from 18 countries. But almost two years later, he has done just that.

James Pavur (SFS’16) wins Rhodes scholarship

James Pavur (SFS’16), a Science, Technology and International Affairs (STIA) major, has won a prestigious Rhodes scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. He plans to pursue a D.Phil in Cyber Security.

SFS Students Attend World Bank Annual Meeting

From October 7 to 9, a delegation of Georgetown students attended the 2016 Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. While the students represented a wide variety of class years, majors, and schools, all of them had a strong interest in international development.

SFS Student Devika Ranjan Builds Community Through Theatre

Devika Ranjan (SFS’17) spent the summer in Jammu and Kashmir working as a Projects for Peace Fellow, facilitating theatre workshops for women who live along the India-Pakistan border. The workshops provided a creative medium for them to discuss their problems, explore solutions and come together as a community.

GU Politics Convention Ambassadors Travel to Cleveland and Philly

GU Politics Convention Ambassadors Travel to Cleveland and Philly

This year, the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) offered the chance of a lifetime, sending twenty GU Politics Convention Ambassadors to attend either the Republican National Convention (RNC) or the Democratic National Convention (DNC). Among the lucky Hoyas were three students in the School of Foreign Service–Gabriela Barrera (SFS’19), Reed Howard (SFS’17), and Sahil Nair (SFS’19).