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SFS Alumnus Supports U.S. Government Response on Ebola

Jeremy Konyndyk (MSFS ‘03), Director of USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, has been working in disaster relief for many years but the Ebola epidemic raging in West Africa now is the first time he has seen this disease cause an outbreak of such scope.

SFS On Topic: ISIS in Iraq and Syria

SFS faculty have been active participants in the national conversation about the growing power of the terrorist group ISIS in Iraq and Syria and what that means for the future of Iraq. This is a collection of those stories.  …

Jairam Ramesh, Indian MP Addressed Upcoming Climate Change Negotiations

Jairam Ramesh looked toward the future – to a conference set in Paris in 2015 – where it is expected that an international agreement on climate change will finally be reached. Mr. Ramesh, Member of Parliament in India and India’s chief negotiator at the international climate change conferences in 2009 and 2010, addressed climate change negotiations from the past 20 years as well as upcoming talks in a lecture sponsored by the SFS Asian Studies Program and the Georgetown-India Dialogue last Friday.

University Holds Interdisciplinary Symposium on Ebola Crisis

Georgetown held an interdisciplinary symposium on the rapidly growing Ebola epidemic in West Africa, demonstrating yet again its ability to address multiple dimensions of the crisis, including medical, legal, ethical, political and security issues.

Alumna Q&A: Sharon Kelly McBride (F’98)

Sharon Kelly McBride (F’98) looks back at her time at Georgetown and how that exposure to the world of international relations led to her current work in advocacy at Human Rights First.

Visa denials scuttle play with Syrian actresses at Georgetown

Cynthia Schneider, co-chair of Georgetown’s Laboratory of Global Performance and Politics, spoke to The Washington Post about the U.S. State Department’s decision to deny visas to Syrian women coming to Georgetown to perform in a play. “This is the greatest…

Cuban Blogger, Journalist Now Yahoo! Fellow at Georgetown

The School of Foreign Service and its Institute for the Study of Diplomacy announce award-winning Cuban journalist and author Yoani Sanchez as its new Yahoo! Fellow in International Values, Communications, Technology and the Global Internet.