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.
SFS senior Aditya Pande worked with International Monetary Fund (IMF) economists to publish new research on the next energy transition from oil to renewables.
Professor Dan Byman argues in Foreign Affairs that the best option for the United States is to maintain a residual counterterrorism force in Afghanistan, but not re-escalating, as the Trump administration announced it plans to do in August.
Professor Ariane Tabatabai published new research regarding the future of the Iran Nuclear Deal, and Tehran-Washington relations more broadly, for the Cato Institute. She argues that the Trump administration should affirm its commitment to the deal and work to engage Iran in the global economy.
SFS alum Brian Haile was named the new CEO of the Nashville-based nonprofit network of community health centers, Neighborhood Health. The organization is the largest provider of primary care to Nashville’s homeless residents and uninsured adults.
After prolonged protests, Georgetown students led by SFS student Sonia Adjroud pressured Nike to sign Georgetown’s Code of Conduct, a document which requires Nike to uphold fair labor practices.
Alumna Mina Pollman (SFS’15) reviewed Professor Michael Green’s newest book, “By More Than Providence: Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783,” for the Center for International Maritime Security.
SFS alum Roger Cochetti, who served on the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy during the Bush and Obama administrations, discusses potential changes to federal legislation regarding the liability of major internet companies.
Briana Mawby, the Hillary Rodham Clinton Research Fellow at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS), writes that while disasters often disproportionately affect women due to unequal access to resources, women must also be key players in disaster recovery efforts.
SFS alum and the Attorney General of Michigan, Bill Schuette, announced his run for governor in Michigan. The election will take place in November 2018.
Professor Christine Fair commented on the military-judiciary nexus in Pakistan and the role of Pakistani terrorist organizations in the decision to remove Nawaz Sharif from the Office of the Prime Minister.
Professor Oriana Skylar Mastro published new research surrounding nuanced but significant changes in China’s North Korea strategy. She discusses the new Chinese thinking as well as implications for U.S. policy in a Peace Brief for the United States Institute of Peace.
In the finale of a two-part post for the Brookings Lawfare blog, Professor Dan Byman makes a case against continued U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. In part two, he argues that for diplomatic, financial, and military reasons, Afghanistan will be a failed venture for the U.S.
Professor Dan Byman makes a case for continued U.S. involvement in Afghanistan in a two-part post for the Brookings Lawfare blog. In part 1, he argues that the U.S. has a chance of success if leaders limit U.S. objectives regarding terrorism and the Taliban.
Professor Oriana Skylar Mastro examined new developments in China’s thinking towards the Kim Jong-un regime and nuclear security.
Professor Bruce Hoffman discusses “another 9/11” and the growing security challenge facing the U.S. and its allies from Al Qaeda, which has been rebuilding after ceding its spotlight to ISIS, in the Wall Street Journal.
Former Ambassador to Costa Rica Fitz Haney (SFS’90, MSFS’91) made his “Dancing With the Stars” debut in Costa Rica. After the end of his term as ambassador, Haney and his family decided to stay on in Costa Rica, and he chose “Dancing With the Stars” as his next venture.
Professor Jenny Guardado discusses her new research assessing the impact of regional colonial governance on long-run development in Peru.
Professor Victor Cha discusses gender discrimination at panels and conferences on South Korea, despite the growing number of female academics and foreign policy professionals studying Korea on both sides of the Pacific.
President Trump’s Chief of Staff, alum John Kelly, brought in SFS alumna Kirstjen Nielsen from the Department of Homeland Security to serve as his deputy in the White House. Her new leadership style is discussed in POLITICO.
Alum John Desrocher, who joined the foreign service in 1988 after graduating from the SFS, was sworn in as the newest ambassador to Algeria. He was featured in his hometown newspaper, the Lake Placid Sun.
SFS alum Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Budget and Management, was featured as number six in POLITICO Magazine’s annual POLITICO 50 List. He discusses the best book he read this year, his feelings about Twitter, and a few policy goals.
SFS alum John Cook was recently named a Senior Advisor to the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
A book by SFS alum Michael Auslin, “The End of the Asian Century,” was named to the POLITICO 50 Reading List by another SFS alum, Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney (SFS’89).
Professor Keir Lieber weighed in on US options for brinkmanship and military action in response to Pyongyang’s growing nuclear arsenal, on NPR’s “On Point” radio talk show.
Rebecca Turkington, Program Manager at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security (GIWPS), argues that a trailing American commitment to female leadership in foreign policy has led to falling numbers of women holding top posts in Washington embassies.
MAGES alum Andrea Richter was recently named a Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Commerce for International Engagement at the Indiana Economic Development Corp.
The Trump administration announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration policy (DACA), an executive order signed by President Obama in June 2012. Over the past five years, nearly 800,000 DACA applications have been accepted, granting undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as minors, often called “Dreamers,” a renewable two-year work permit and deferred deportation.
Professor Michael Green discusses potential elements of a North Korea strategy for the Trump administration, explaining that the current strategy is counterproductive in Foreign Policy.
Professor Dennis Wilder discusses the infeasibility of a decapitation operation in North Korea following their latest nuclear weapons tests on NPR.