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.
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.
MSFS spotlights Simegnish “Lily” Mengesha, (MSFS’18), a political refugee and exiled journalist from Ethiopia, who came to MSFS this past year seeking a path towards making the world a better place.
Anthony Bernard-Sasges is a junior in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown. He is majoring in International Political Economy (IPEC) and also studying Arabic. Last summer, Anthony traveled to Beirut to intern for the UNHCR. Known as the UN Refugee Agency, the UNHCR works to provide refugees with basic living amenities, security, and a path new home.
Soham Banerji is a Masters candidate in Georgetown’s Global Human Development Program in the School of Foreign Service. Last summer he worked with the Coca-Cola Company in Jakarta, Indonesia and The World Bank in Baku, Azerbaijan. In Indonesia, he worked with Coca-Cola’s team to help scale up their 5by20 initiative. This global initiative is a commitment by Coca-Cola to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs across Coca-Cola’s value chain by 2020.
Edom Tesfa is a junior in the SFS from Alexandria, Va., majoring in Culture and Politics with a concentration in social contexts of immigrant and refugee education. A recipient of a Huayu Enrichment Scholarship, Edom spent her summer studying at the Mandarin Training Center at National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei.
Rui Matsukawa (MSFS’97) was elected to the Japanese House of Councillors in 2016. A Liberal Democrat Party member, she represents the Osaka prefecture in the upper house of the National Diet of Japan.
Anna Scott Bell (MASIA’16) discusses the ways the Asian Studies Program has prepared her for her current job as a Program Associate at the Global Taiwan Institute, a new think tank in Washington, D.C focused on Taiwan, US-Taiwan relations, and cross-Strait relations.
Kendra Goffredo (MSFS’10) won a Moth StorySlam spoken word competition for a poem about her father and her experiences with the Peace Corps in Nepal.