Anne Sherman, graduate student in the Asian Studies program, is taking advantage of internships at the State Department, world-class faculty and mentors, and intensive language and area studies training during her time at Georgetown.
“Growing up in a Latvian household gave me a perspective on culture, geopolitics, and history that is not taught in schools.” Butners’ heritage and professional background have provided a lens for lifelong learning and focused his pursuits on U.S.-Russia relations, transatlantic relations, international business, and diplomacy.
Darius Izad, Foreign Language Area Studies fellow and graduate of the Master of Arts in Asian Studies program in 2015, plans to pursue a career in public service as a Judge Advocate General in the U.S. Air Force.
Joelle is a second-year MSFS student concentrating in global politics and security, covering disarmament issues. She was in Geneva, Switzerland for a graduate placement at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research from May 22 to August 18. Joelle conducted research in the field of conventional weapons disarmament and assisted the institute in project management tasks.
Tipa comes from Thailand. She has received a full scholarship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand to pursue her degrees abroad. She is an incoming graduate student in Latin American Studies, entering fall 2017. She expects to concentrate in Conflict Resolution and Human Rights, with her own interest in inter-regional relationship between Latin America and Southeast Asia.
Mai Nguyen is a rising second-year graduate student in the Global Human Development program. She focuses on education and youth issues, with interests in M&E, innovation and private sector engagement. This summer, she worked from June 1st to August 11th with Gui2de (Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Alumna and Rhodes Scholar Finalist Rachel Azafrani (SFS ’17) hopes to earn a scholarship to pursue her research interests at the University of Oxford.
Tighe Flanagan (MAAS ’12) answered questions about his role at the Wikimedia Foundation where he helps educators and students around the world contribute to Wikipedia in an academic setting.
Devika Ranjan (SFS’17) is a Fellow at the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics. She collaborated on the production of “I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE: An Immigrant Anthology.” In July, she and other Lab Fellows took their original piece to the ITI World Congress in Segovia, Spain. She writes about how the production came about and her personal creative process.