Featured Students

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).

SFS Students Attend U.N. Environmental Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya

SFS students Justin McCartney (SFS’19), Samantha Lee (SFS’17), and Sophie Faaborg-Andersen (SFS’18) were part of a Georgetown delegation of students and faculty who attended the 2nd United Nations Environmental Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya. They shared some thoughts about their experience.

Senior Jack Moore Encourages Students to Avail Themselves of Georgetown’s Many Opportunities

Within two years, Jack Moore (SFS ’16, SSP ’17) will participate in two commencements – receiving his bachelor’s degree this month and his master’s degree next year, as part of the accelerated BSFS/MA program. After graduating from the Georgetown University Security Studies Program, Moore will serve in the U.S. Army as a Military Intelligence officer as part of his participation in Army ROTC.

MAGES Graduate Ryan Millerick Feels Prepared For Global Private Sector Career

Ryan Millerick is a member of the Class of 2016 in the Master of Arts in German and European Studies. Although he attended Georgetown for his undergraduate education, he says that returning to the Hilltop was not a difficult decision. “The foremost program in the United States for transatlantic studies is the BMW Center for German & European Studies at the SFS at Georgetown, so the decision was an easy one for me to return to Georgetown.”

MASIA Graduate Alex Rued Appreciates Georgetown Faculty Investment in Students

Alex Rued is a member of the 2016 Class of the Master of Arts in Asian Studies. She reflected on the unique opportunity of graduate school, saying, “Never again will I spend hours each week with some of the world’s most brilliant and enthusiastic academics and practitioners—all for the sole purpose of learning.”

SFS Graduate Students Chosen As 2016 Rosenthal Fellows

Benjamin Linden (MSFS’17), Emily Sandys (MAERES’17) and Taylor Wettach (MASIA’17) were chosen as 2016 Rosenthal Fellows. The Rosenthal Fellowship provides graduate students at APSIA member schools with public sector summer placements, as well as invitations to a series of roundtable discussions with experts from research organizations and universities, career planning sessions, and Congressional briefings.

Senior Matthew Quallen Leaves SFS With Greater Understanding Of History and Change

Matthew Quallen (SFS’16), Connecticut native and International History major, will be one of the two student speakers at senior convocation. His time at Georgetown has been nothing short of extraordinary – from being one of the few John Carroll Fellows, to interning at the Supreme Court of the United States, to highlighting Georgetown’s history with slavery in The Hoya, Quallen has embraced his time on the Hilltop.

Bernadette Hobson (MALAS’16) Pursues Energy Solutions in White House Internship

Bernadette Hobson, MALAS’16, came to Washington, D.C., from California to pursue her passion for sustainable development in Mexico. Ultimately, she hopes to be in a position to “develop informed policy solutions to advance U.S. – Mexico energy relations,” but until then, she is intent on taking full advantage of the opportunities offered by SFS and CLAS.

SFS Students Take on Domestic Politics

It’s no secret that Georgetown students are passionate about politics. Even though SFS is focused on the global stage, SFSers are no exception when it comes to their involvement in domestic politics. Two such students are Amanda Shepherd, SFS’18, and Allie Williams, SFS’19, who lead the student campaign groups for Hillary Clinton (Hoyas for Hillary) and Marco Rubio (GU Students for Rubio).