The Institute for the Study of Diplomacy (ISD) at SFS hosted professor and author Jeremi Suri for a talk about his new book The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office on Friday, September 15, 2017. Suri is Professor of Public Affairs and History and the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas in Austin.
Georgetown University and the National Geospatial Agency (NGA) hosted the fourth annual Kalaris Intelligence Conference at Gaston Hall September 14. The event featured leading scholars and practitioners representing the breadth of the intelligence field who offered their thoughts on notable paradigm shifts defining the future of intelligence.
The Walsh School of Foreign Service is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 Centennial Fellows: Nasser S. Judeh, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs in Jordan (2009-2017); Anne C. Richard, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration (2012-2017); Richard Verma, former U.S. Ambassador to India (2014-2017), and Claudia Escobar, former magistrate of the Court of Appeals of Guatemala and respected legal scholar.
A group of undocumented Georgetown students spent two hours on Capitol Hill Wednesday night at the invitation of DREAM Act sponsor and SFS alumnus Senator Richard Durbin (D-Illinois).
Dean Joel Hellman sent a letter to the SFS community reflecting on recent events and welcoming everyone back for the start of the 2017-2018 academic year.
Ambassador Barbara Bodine, director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, welcomed 15 fellows to the Hilltop for the 2017-18 year.
This fall, the SFS welcomes two new tenure-track professors to the faculty. Professors Jamie Martin and Joel Simmons will bring fresh perspectives and innovative research to the Hilltop from opposite sides of the world.
Professor Daniel Neep’s book project The Nation Belongs to All: The Making of Modern Syria has been awarded a Public Scholar grant from the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH). Neep is Assistant Professor of Arab politics in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies.
Joseph Santoiana, born in 1911, graduated from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service in 1931. Santoiana joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1940, where he would work for 33 years, establishing a reputation as one of the finest administrators of the FBI.