Professor Charles Kupchan returns to the SFS this semester from former President Obama’s National Security Council (NSC), where he served as the Senior Director for European Affairs since 2014. He says, “There’s a saying that it’s very hard to get a job with the NSC, and it’s even harder to leave a job at the NSC.”
Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service is pleased to announce the appointment of Ambassador Richard Verma as SFS Centennial Fellow. Ambassador Verma served as the 25th United States Ambassador to India, nominated by President Obama in September 2014 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in December 2014.
The Security Studies Program sponsors a class called “Hacking4Defense” that adopts Silicon Valley startup strategies and applies them to the design and implementation of military and intelligence technology. The class was featured in Forbes.
The Center for Jewish Civilization (CJC) hosted Ira N. Forman, former U.S. State Department Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism (SEAS), to give a talk called “Rising Anti-Semitism: Are We Back to the 1930s?” discussing increasing anti-Semitism in the world.
Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan participated in a conversation on women and girls’ empowerment hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.
Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Abi Williams as SFS Centennial Fellow. Dr. Williams served as the first President of The Hague Institute for Global Justice for the past four years.
The Institute for the Study of Diplomacy welcomed new senior fellow, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield. She comes to Georgetown from a 34-year career with the State Department where she most recently served as Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs.
Patricia Espinosa, the United Nations’ climate chief, fielded questions at Georgetown about the United States’ pullback from its positions on climate change.
Professor Colin Kahl and Center for Security Studies Senior Fellow Paul Pillar joined forces to consider the future of the U.S. intelligence community and relations with Russia as they relate to the rhetoric and actions during the first month of the Trump administration.