Michael Tyler (SFS ’11) Discusses His Journey to Chief of Staff of the DNC

The Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service welcomed Georgetown alumnus Michael Tyler (SFS ‘11) back to campus on October 3, 2018 for a discussion with SFS Professor Marilyn McMorrow about his experiences working for the Democratic National Committee. Within the DNC, Tyler has served as the Spokesperson and the National Press Secretary, and was recently promoted to Chief of Staff.

John Kerry Weighs in on State of Democracy in America

In a recent discussion on campus, Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry weighed in on the state of democracy in America, saying democracy is “in trouble” because of “an absence of leadership to hold people accountable.”


University alumna Rose Gottemoeller, the highest ranking civilian woman in NATO’s history and a steadfast champion for gender equality, received the International Trailblazer Award from the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS). Gottemoeller, NATO’s deputy secretary general, received a bachelor’s degree in languages and linguistics from Georgetown in 1975. She was honored in Brussels before an audience of NATO permanent representatives, European Union officials, Georgetown alumni, friends and media.

Secrets and Leaks: Whistleblowers, Journalists, and National Security

The Georgetown University Free Speech Project hosted an event in historic Gaston Hall on the difficulties faced by journalists in reporting on national security concerns, using leakers and whistleblowers as leaks. The panelists discuss the tension between public interest and freedom of information with worries about secrecy and security.

Picture of Healy Hall from the front gates.

SFS Welcomes New Faculty To Georgetown Community

This fall, the Walsh School of Foreign Service welcomes new members to our community: Professors Benjamin Buchanan, Clare Fieseler, Sharat Ganapati, Kevin Martin, Evan Medeiros, Paul Miller, Rebecca Patterson, Philipp Renczes, S.J., Jessica Roda, Elizabeth Saunders, Caitlin Talmadge, Christian Wagner, S.J., and Cynthia Wei.

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SFS Announces 2018-2019 Centennial Fellows

SFS welcomes the 2018-2019 Centennial Fellows: General Wesley K. Clark (ret.), Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis (SFS’76) (ret.), Dr. Scott Guggenheim, Dr. Azar Nafisi, and Catherine Novelli to Georgetown.

Miller Interviewed About Return to Georgetown

Professor Paul Miller, recently appointed Co-Chair of Global Politics and Security, talks about his vision for the program at Georgetown. He earned a Ph.D. in International Relations and a B.A. in Government from Georgetown University.

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Evan S. Medeiros Named Penner Family Chair in Asian Studies

The Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Evan S. Medeiros, former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Asian Affairs at the White House’s National Security Council (NSC), as the inaugural Penner Family Chair in Asian Studies.

Georgetown Hosts “Children’s Voices for the Children of Yemen” Concert

The Fund for the Future of our Children and Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, with SFS’s Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics (The Lab), presented “Children’s Voices for the Children of Yemen: A Concert for Awareness and Hope” at the Davis Performing Arts Center’s Gonda Theater.

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Georgetown Announces 2018 Commencement Speakers

Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-District of Columbia) and former MIT president Susan Hockfield (G’79) are among those scheduled to speak at the university’s 2018 Commencement May 17-20. The Walsh School of Foreign Service graduate and undergraduate ceremony will be held at 5 pm EST on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

Centennial Lab on Politics and Performance Travels to Cambodia

Students from the “Politics and Performance: Confronting the Past, Shaping the Future” course, taught by Co-Directors of the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, Professor Derek Goldman and Ambassador Cynthia Schneider, spent spring break in Cambodia learning about the role the arts play in rebuilding post-conflict societies.

Madeleine Albright: Georgetown’s Treasured Professor Active As Ever

“I was in Madeleine Albright’s class,” is the single most common response given when School of Foreign Service (SFS) Dean Joel Hellman asks graduates around the world what they remember most about SFS. Albright, the former U.S. Secretary of State, has been sharing her expertise with students since she first joined the Georgetown faculty in 1982.

UN Human Rights High Commissioner Al Hussein and the State of Human Rights around the World

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, visited Georgetown for a discussion on temporary human rights issues occurring globally with Anne Richard (SFS’82), former Assistant Secretary of State for Populations, Refugees and Migration. The event was hosted by the International Relations Club, the Lecture Fund, and the Georgetown University Student Association (GUSA).

Former Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño (SFS ’82) Speaks on Puerto Rico’s Future

Former Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño (SFS ’82) Speaks on Puerto Rico’s Future

Former Governor of Puerto Rico Luis Fortuño (SFS’82), visited Georgetown on March 15, 2018 to give a lecture on the future of Puerto Rico’s economy post-Hurricane Maria. Hosted by the Center for Latin American Studies, Fortuño characterized the aftermath of the hurricane as an “opportunity” for the island to re-think its economic policies and their contribution to development.