MAAS Alum Will Todman explains how the Assad Regime has benefited from bringing back siege warfare. This article was originally published in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies’ Newsmagazine, Fall/Winter 2017.
Student and Alumni Research
Georgetown alum Yingxian Long’s study discusses bureaucratic politics, specifically the decision by China to deploy HYSY-981, a semi-submersible oil platform in the South China Sea. Long’s study seeks to advance the study of Foreign Policy Analysis, by analyzing the bargaining game among the different actors involved in this issue.
Andrea Moneton (SFS’18), a Research Intern for the East-West Center in Washington, published an article exploring the tendency of Asian students to favor STEM fields during US study abroad.
Will Todman (MAAS’16) explores the development of a war economy in Syria and how it is incentivizing the prolongation of the conflict in his piece published in the Middle East Institute.
Two SFS recent alumnae got to present their original research at SFS-Qatar during the “Writing Women’s Lives Conference” on March 20, 2016.
Timothy Loh’s (MAAS’16) research, published on Gnovis, examines the role of technology in the lives of refugees. The paper, titled “Digitizing Refugees: The Effect of Technology on Forced Displacement”, also discusses the influence of technology on the trajectory of forced displacement.
Helen Moser (GHD’15), a Fellow with the CSIS Project on U.S. Leadership in Development & Project on Prosperity and Development, published a report detailing the global infrastructure gap and how the United States and development banks can better incentivize private investment.
Three MASIA students, Jonathan Corrado (MASIA’17), David Tian (MASIA’16), and Zi Yang (MASIA’16), were selected to present their research papers on North Korea and China at the 19th annual Harvard East Asia Society Conference 2016, “[Re]imagining Asia.”
Qi Zhang, MASIA’16, argues in the Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs that the reason behind China’s recent acceleration of its hydropower program is not a conventional explanation like climate change or economic benefit, but rather the Communist Party of China’s sensitivity to its own regime legitimacy.
Taylor Salisbury, GHD ’15, examines the differences in returns to schooling across races since the initial 1990s post-apartheid era in the International Journal of Educational Development.
Andrew Chapman (MASIA’16) was recently published in the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ journal ‘New Perspectives in Foreign Policy’ for his article on Japan’s role in the maritime security of the South China Sea, offering insight on how Japan could help maintain peace in the region.
ZongXian (Eugene) Ang (SFS’16) had a research article published in the University of Wisconsin Journal of Undergraduate International Studies. His piece is found on p. 49-57.
Sarina Jain (SFS’17) wrote about the power of remittances for women’s economic empowerment for the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security blog. Jain is a research assistant at the Institute.
Elijah Jatovsky (SFS’16) discusses modern criteria for revitalizing the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in his first academic article, published in Dartmouth’s World Outlook Undergraduate Journal of International Affairs.
Lina Zdruli (MAGES’17), a Global Futures Fellow, responds to UNHCR Antonio Guterres, calling for legislation naming environmentally displaced persons ‘refugees’ rather than economic migrants.
Tobias Vestner (MSFS’16), a Global Futures Fellow, agrees with UNHCR António Guterres that in solving contemporary challenges surrounding global migration, multilateralism is the answer – but, he argues, not yet.
The SFS Center for Security Studies held its inaugural Graduate Student Symposium, “The Changing Calculus of Security and Violence,” on November 21, 2015, featuring graduate student research presentations.
The SFS Asian Studies Program, in partnership with the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, launched a pilot program aimed at cultivating the next generation of Asia specialists in the United States with a focus on Japan. Georgetown graduates and undergraduates selected worked on Japan-themed research papers under the guidance of Japan focused faculty including Professors Michael Green and Jordan Sand.
A discussion with the 2015 Circumnavigators Grant Awardee Hannah Gerdes (SFS’16), who traveled to six different countries this summer conducting research on mental health during pregnancy.
Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy welcomes its new class of six graduate and two undergraduate research fellows. The fellows pursue independent research projects that focus on a wide range of ongoing and emerging diplomatic issues.
The Hoya published an article on the Fourth Annual Walsh Exchange, one of the only undergraduate international relations research conferences in the country. The conference will be held the weekend of April 10-12. and will feature a keynote address from…
Each year, three SFS Freshmen are selected for a unique, four-year research program sponsored by the Mortara Center for International Studies and the School of Foreign Service.
Two priests teach a course on new Holocaust research findings through the Program for Jewish Civilization (PJC) in Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service (SFS).