The 2017-2018 edition of the SFS Magazine includes features about the first women who graduated from SFS in the 1950s, the joint SFS-MSB Global Business major and fellows, new Centennial Labs prepare students to solve the world’s biggest problems, as well as faculty, student and alumni profiles.
A paper published in Nature Geoscience by an international research team that includes Georgetown’s Sarah Stewart Johnson recommends an unconventional strategy to look for the possibility of life on Mars.
Beginning in January of 2018, Dr. Keir Lieber will assume leadership as the newest Director of the Center for Security Studies and Security Studies Program (SSP). Lieber has spent his academic career pursuing research in international security theory and strategy, and at CSS, Lieber plans to bring new opportunities in research and scholarship to the program and to the University.
Laurence Stallings, who graduated with a Master’s degree from the School of Foreign Service in 1922, turned his experience as a wounded veteran in the First World War into inspiration for a career as a renowned journalist, author, and playwright.
On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the current president of Liberia, visited Georgetown to speak with SFS students, faculty, and notable guests. President Sirleaf discussed Liberia’s recent elections and her upcoming transition of power, and then spoke on women’s political leadership and participation in Africa.
Vidal Llerenas Morales, a representative of the Movement for National Regeneration (MORENA) party in the Mexican Chamber of Deputies, visited Georgetown on November 30, 2017 to discuss the Inclusive, Innovative, and Sustainable Industrial Development Law.
Luckey, founder of Oculus Rift, joined Trae Stephens (SFS’06), partner at Founders Fund, to speak with Dean Hellman and a group of SFS students about their new startup and the growing importance of artificial intelligence in the national defense sector.
On Tuesday, November 21, 2017, the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) unveiled their new Women, Peace and Security index to the greater Georgetown community. The index looks at the three main dimensions of justice, inclusion, and security to provide a more comprehensive measure of women’s well-being worldwide.
SFS welcomed alumnus Denis McDonough (MSFS’96) back for a Georgetown Master of Science in Foreign Service Program (MSFS) alumni reception on November 13, 2017.