SFS hosted a kickoff event on September 22, 2017 with the 2017-2018 SFS Centennial Fellows: Claudia Escobar, former magistrate of the Court of Appeals of Guatemala; Nasser Judeh (SFS’83), former foreign minister of Jordan; and Anne Richard (SFS’82), former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration. Richard Verma, former U.S. Ambassador to India, was unable to attend this event. The Fellows shared some of their background and experiences with the SFS students, as well as their plans for their semester at Georgetown.
SFS students have the opportunity to work directly with the Centennial Fellows as Junior Fellows, assisting with their research and helping to organize a major event.
“The wonderful thing about being back at Georgetown is how much is going on around this campus,” said Anne Richard. “Sure, I’ll be talking to people about refugees, but there are experts from around the world convening here about a plethora of foreign policy topics.”
“I’m very happy and excited to be back on campus as an alumnus of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, myself, as a son of an alumnus of Georgetown, and as the father of a senior in the School of Foreign Service,” said Nasser Judeh. “I’am also very excited to be here as a Centennial Fellow, ahead of the school’s Centennial in 2019.”