Victor Cha, founder of the Asian Studies program and MSFS Professor, sat down with the MSFS program to discuss his thoughts on his career, the biggest foreign policy challenges of our time, and advice for Hoyas.
March 16, 2018 by Xander Causwell On March 13th, 2018, the SFS was honored to host His Excellency Dr. Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia, for a conversation on Georgia’s struggle secure its place among Western nation-states. The event, hosted by the…
SFS students Rushika Shekhar (GHD ’18), Yanchen Wang (GHD ’19), and Jake Glass (SFS ’20) were part of Georgetown’s hacking team that won the inaugural hackaton at The Vatican, VHacks, which took place in Rome earlier this month. The team designed and created a web app that aims to help refugees in European countries secure leases. The students described the support they received from Georgetown on this as “a phenomenal testament to the way that Georgetown is committed to empowering their students and trusting them to get it done”.
On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, Georgetown honored Senator Dick Durbin (SFS‘66, L‘69) with the Timothy S. Healy, S.J. Award. Named for the 46th President of Georgetown University, the award is conferred upon alumni who have rendered outstanding and exemplary service to humanitarian causes and advancements for the benefit of mankind.
On February 26, 2018, Dr. Vitaly Naumkin, Russia’s leading expert on the Middle East addressed SFS students at event hosted by the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies. Dr. Naumkin shared valuable insights from his involvement with the United Nations and the Russian Foreign Ministry on the Syrian peace talks and discussed the objectives of Russia’s wider Middle East policy.
On February 27, 2018, the Master of Science in Foreign Service and the Georgetown Democracy and Governance Program hosted George W. Bush Institute Human Freedom Fellows Thomas O. Melia (former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy & Human Rights) and Peter Wehner (senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center) for a discussion on strengthening democracy at home and abroad.
SFS undergraduate first-year students entering in the fall of 2018 will have a new curriculum with fewer requirements and more flexibility, with a new science requirement for the first time in the School’s nearly 100-year history. The changes will allow…
On February 23, 2018, the Center for Social Justice hosted Jad Melki, Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at the Lebanese American University, who spoke to Georgetown students and faculty about how ISIS crafted their communication strategy to advance their cause.
The first female students arrived at the School of Foreign Service in 1943 and—although they would face a variety of unique obstacles, limitations, and quota systems that lasted nearly three decades—women have been at SFS ever since.