LEFT IMAGE: 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton (SFS’68) gives his third lecture in a Georgetown University series, talking about purpose, vision and ‘radical inclusion’ as the hallmarks of successful leaders, April 2015.

RIGHT IMAGE: From the left, moderator Melanne Verveer, former Ambassador and Executive Director for the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, HRH Princess Ghida Talal (SFS’86, MSFS’86) Chairperson for King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center, Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (MSFS’04) Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Shéhérazade Semsar-de Boisséson (SFS’90, MSFS’90) Chief Executive Officer for POLITICO Europe, Uzra Zeya (SFS’89) President and Chief Executive Officer for the Alliance for Peacebuilding, and Karen Courington (MSFS’10) Head of Product Support Operations for Facebook, on a panel at the SFS Centennial Gala Weekend, November 2019.

SFS graduates take on leadership roles in many different areas. Some work in the private sector, with law and business providing a range of opportunities. The traditions of public service and scholarship both remain strong as well; alumni can be found in the areas of diplomacy, international organizations and humanitarian work, as well as in scholarly careers as members of university faculties or research organizations.

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U.S. Leaders & Diplomats

Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney General of the State of New Jersey, giving a coffee chat with students on February 27th, 2020.
Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney General of the State of New Jersey, giving a coffee chat with students on February 27th, 2020.

U.S. Government & Politics

  • David Addington (SFS’78) | Chief of Staff to Vice President Dick Cheney (Former)
  • Toney Anaya (SFS’63) | D-New Mexico; Governor (Former)
  • Robert Bauman (SFS’59) | R-Maryland 1st District; U.S. Representative (Former)
  • Courtney Beale (SFS’02) | Executive Assistant to the Secretary of State; Senior Director for Global Engagement at the National Security Council (Former)
  • Paul Clement (SFS’88) | Distinguished Professor of Law, Georgetown Law School; Solicitor General of the United States (Former)
  • William Jefferson Clinton (SFS’68) | 42nd President of the United States
  • Henry Cuellar (SFS’78) | U.S. Representative, D-Texas 28th District
  • Debbie Dingell (SFS’75) | U.S. Representative, D-Michigan 6th District
  • Richard Durbin (SFS’66) | U.S. Senator, D-Illinois; Senate Minority Whip (Former)
  • Victoria Espinel (SFS’89) | Executive Office of the President; Chief Executive of the Software Industry Trade Group BSA; Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (Former)
  • Jason Foley (MSFS’99) | Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA) in USAID’s Office of the Bureau of the Middle East
  • Luis G. Fortuño (SFS’82) | PNP-Puerto Rico; Governor (Former)
  • Mike Gallagher (SSP’12) | U.S. Representative, R-Wisconsin 8th District
  • Mike Garcia (SSP’98) | U.S. Representative, R-California 27th District
  • Edward Gistaro (SFS’86) | Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Intelligence Integration
  • Dana Gresham (SFS’94) | U.S. Department of Transportation (Former); Chief of Staff to Senator Doug Jones of Alabama; Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs (Former)
  • Gurbir S. Grewal (SFS’95) | New Jersey Attorney General
  • Julius Lloyd Horwich (SFS’86) | Senior Advisor to the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives (Former); Department of Education (Former); Assistant Secretary for Legislation and Congressional Affairs (Former)
  • Bill Jackson (MSFS’84) | Representative for Textiles, Office of US Trade Representative (Former); Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative (Former)
  • Gen. James L. Jones (SFS’66) | USMC General (Retired); National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama (Former)
  • Denis McDonough (MSFS’96) | Secretary of Veterans Affairs; Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama (Former)
  • Mark Medish (SFS’84) | Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director on National Security Council (Former); Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury (Former)
  • Christopher Milligan (SFS’87) | Counselor to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) (Former); Acting Mission Director USAID / Madagascar (Former)
  • Mick Mulvaney (SFS’89) | U.S. Special Envoy to Northern Ireland (Former); Acting White House Chief of Staff (Former); Director, Office of Management and Budget (Former); U.S. Representative (Former), R-South Carolina 5th District
  • Stephanie Murphy (MSFS’04) | U.S. Representative, D-Florida 7th District (Former)
  • Kirstjen Nielsen (SFS’94) | U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security (Former)
  • Glenn C. Nye (SFS’96) | D-Virginia 2nd District, U.S. Representative (Former)
  • Stacey Plaskett (SFS’88) | U.S. Representative, D-U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Pat Quinn (SFS’71) | D-Illinois Governor (Former)
  • William “Bill” B. Schuette (SFS’76) | R-Michigan 10th District (Former); Attorney General of Michigan (Former); U.S. Representative (Former)
  • Phillip R. Sharp (SFS’64) | D-Indiana 2nd District, U.S. Representative (Former)
  • Wendy Silberman Cutler (MSFS’83) | Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative (Former)
  • Dan Sullivan (MSFS’93) | U.S. Senator, R-Alaska
  • George Tenet (SFS’76) | Managing Director at Allen & Company; Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University; Director of Central Intelligence (Former)
  • Paula Tufro (MSFS’06) | Director for Development and Democracy, National Security Council (Former)
  • Dennis Wilder (MSFS’79) | Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for East Asian Affairs, National Security Council (Former)
  • Ambassador Michele Thoren Bond (MSFS’77) | Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs (Former); Ambassador to Lesotho (Former)
  • Paula Dobriansky (SFS’77) | Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs (Former); Special Envoy to Northern Ireland (Former)
  • Ambassador Judith Gail Garber (SFS’83) | Ambassador to Cyprus (Former); Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (Former); Ambassador to Latvia (Former)
  • Patrick F. Kennedy (SFS’71) | Under Secretary for Management, State Department (Former)
  • A. Wess Mitchell (MAGES’04) | Co-Founder and former President, Center for European Political Analysis (CEPA) (Former); Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs (Former)
  • Matthew Reynolds (SFS’82) | Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs (Former)
  • Anne C. Richard (SFS’82) | Assistant Secretary of Population, Refugees, and Migration, State Department (Former)
  • Therese Shaheen (SFS’80) | Chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan (Former)
  • Xochitl Torres Small (SFS’07) | U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture; U.S. Representative, D-New Mexico 2nd District (Former)
  • Lori Trahan (SFS’95) | U.S. Representative,  D-Massachusetts 3rd District
  • Ambassador Philip Verveer (SFS’66) | Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy (Former)
  • Kenneth D. Ward (SFS’79) | U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons


Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis (SFS’76) (ret.)
Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis (SFS’76) Charge D’Affaires to Cuba (Former)

U.S. Ambassadors & Diplomats

  • Ambassador Craig Allen (MSFS’85) | President of the United States-China Business Council (USCBC); Ambassador to Brunei (Former)
  • Ambassador Alexander A. Arvizu (SFS’80) | Ambassador to Albania (Former)
  • Ambassador Diego Asencio (SFS’52) | Ambassador to Colombia and Brazil (Former)
  • Ambassador Christopher Ashby (SFS’68) | Ambassador to Uruguay (Former)
  • Ambassador Vincent Battle (SFS’62) | Ambassador to Lebanon (Former)
  • Ambassador Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat (MSFS’80) | Ambassador to Bangladesh (Former); Ambassador to Guinea-Bissau and Senegal (Former)
  • Ambassador John Blaney (MSFS’75) | Ambassador to Liberia (Former)
  • Ambassador Richard Bloomfield (SFS’50) | Ambassador to Ecuador and Portugal (Former)
  • Ambassador Donald E. Booth (SFS’76) | Ambassador to Ethiopia, Liberia, and Zambia (Former); U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan (Former)
  • Ambassador Natalie E. Brown (SFS’89) | Ambassador to Uganda; Charge d’Affaires to Eritrea (Former)
  • Ambassador Piper Campbell (SFS’88) | Head of the U.S. Mission to the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) (Former); Ambassador to Mongolia (Former)
  • Ambassador Robert Cekuta (SFS’76) | Ambassador to Azerbaijan (Former)
  • Ambassador Maura Connelly (SFS’81) | Ambassador to Lebanon (Former)
  • Ambassador Ivo Daalder (MSFS’82) | President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; U.S. Permanent Representative on the Council of NATO (Former)
  • Ambassador Glyn T. Davies (SFS’79) | Ambassador to Thailand (Former); Ambassador to the United Nations International Organizations in Vienna (Former)
  • Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis (SFS’76) | Charge D’Affaires to Cuba (Former)
  • Ambassador John P. Desrocher (SFS’86) | Ambassador to Algeria (Former)
  • Ambassador Edward Djerejian (SFS’60) | Director, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy; Ambassador to Syria and Israel (Former)
  • Ambassador James F. Dobbins Jr. (SFS’63) | Ambassador to the EU (Former); U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (Former)
  • Ambassador Thomas J. Dodd (SFS’57) | Ambassador to Costa Rica and Uruguay (Former)
  • Ambassador Michael James Dodman (SFS’83) | Ambassador to Mauritania (Former)
  • Ambassador Joseph R. Donovan Jr. (SFS’73) | Ambassador to Indonesia (Former)
  • Ambassador Cynthia Efird (SFS’71) | Ambassador to Angola (Former)
  • Ambassador John D. Feeley (SFS’83) | Ambassador to Panama (Former)
  • Ambassador Janet E. Garvey (MSFS’79) | Ambassador to Cameroon (Former)
  • Ambassador Tatiana C. Gfoeller-Volkoff (SFS’83, MSFS’83) | Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan (Former)
  • Ambassador J. Scott Gration (SSP’88) | Ambassador to Kenya (Former); Special Envoy to Sudan (Former)
  • Ambassador David Hale (SFS’83) | Distinguished Fellow at the Wilson Center; Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Department of State (Former); Ambassador to Pakistan, Lebanon, and Jordan (Former)
  • Ambassador Michael Hammer (SFS’85) | Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Former); Ambassador to Chile (Former); Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs (Former); Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Press and Communications  (Former)
  • Ambassador S. Fitzgerald Haney (SFS’90, MSFS’91) | Ambassador to Costa Rica (Former)
  • Ambassador Dennis Hankins (SFS’81) | Ambassador to Mali (Former); Ambassador to Guinea (Former)
  • Ambassador Parker T. Hart (SFS’40) | Ambassador to Yemen, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey (Former)
  • Ambassador Maura Harty (SFS’81) | President & CEO of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children; Ambassador to Paraguay (Former); Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs (Former)
  • Ambassador Todd Haskell (SFS’84) | Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Cape Town; Ambassador to the Republic of the Congo (Former)
  • Ambassador John Herbst (SFS’74) | Director of the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center; Ambassador to Uzbekistan and Ukraine (Former)
  • Ambassador Stuart Holliday (SFS’88) | President & CEO of Meridian International Center; Ambassador to the UN for Special Political Affairs (Former)
  • Ambassador Michael S. Hoza (SFS’79) | Ambassador to Cameroon (Former)
  • Ambassador Makila James (ISD Associate 2002-’03) | Ambassador to Swaziland (Former); Director of the Office of Caribbean Affairs, State Department (Former)
  • Ambassador Eric G. John (SFS’82) | Senior Advisor for Security Negotiations and Agreements; President of Boeing Korea; Vice President of Boeing International; Ambassador to Thailand (Former)
  • Ambassador U. Alexis Johnson (SFS’32) | Ambassador to Czechoslovakia, Thailand, and Japan (Former)
  • Ambassador Mark Johnson (SFS’68) | Ambassador to Senegal (Former)
  • Ambassador Kelly Keiderling-Franz (SFS’88) | Ambassador to Uruguay (Former)
  • Ambassador Thomas Kelly III (SFS’84, CLAS’84) | Ambassador to Djibouti (Former)
  • Ambassador Lisa Kubiske (MSFS’79) | Ambassador to Honduras (Former); Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Finance and Development (Former)
  • Ambassador Alphonse LaPorta (SFS’60) | Ambassador to Mongolia (Former)
  • Ambassador Franklin L. Lavin (SFS’79) | CEO of Export Now; Ambassador to Singapore (Former)
  • Ambassador Edward B. Lawson (SFS’24, MSFS’25) | Ambassador to Iceland and Israel (Former)
  • Ambassador Hugo Llorens (SFS’77) | Ambassador to Honduras (Former); Consul General, Sydney, Australia (Former)
  • Ambassador Eileen Malloy (SFS’75) | Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan (Former); Senior Advisor on Minsk Implementation, U.S. Embassy Kyiv (Former)
  • Ambassador John Maisto (LAS’61) | Ambassador to the Organization of American States, Nicaragua, Venezuela (Former)
  • Ambassador Deborah Ann McCarthy (MSFS’79, G’79) | Executive Director of the CSIS/ICAPAA (International Career Advancement Program Alumni Association); Ambassador to Lithuania (Former)
  • Ambassador Jackson McDonald (SFS’78) | Ambassador to The Gambia and Guinea (Former)
  • Ambassador Jack McFall (SFS’29) | Ambassador to Finland (Former)
  • Ambassador Gerald McGowan (SFS’68, L’74) | Ambassador to Portugal (Former)
  • Ambassador Richard Mills, Jr. (SFS’81) | Ambassador to Armenia (Former)
  • Ambassador Stephen Mull (SFS’80) | Ambassador to Poland (Former);
  • Ambassador to Lithuania (Former); U.S. Lead Coordinator for Iran Nuclear Implementation (Former)
  • Ambassador Richard Boyce Norland (SFS’77) | Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Libya, and Georgia (Former)
  • Ambassador Frank V. Ortiz, Jr. (SFS’50) | Ambassador to Barbados, Guatemala, Peru, and Argentina (Former)
  • Ambassador Virginia Palmer (SFS’83) | Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Energy Resources; Ambassador to Malawi (Former)
  • Ambassador Mark Robert Parris (SFS’72) | Ambassador to Turkey (Former)
  • Ambassador Michael Pelletier (SFS’86) | Ambassador to Madagascar and Comoros (Former)
  • Ambassador Joan Polaschik (MSFS ’93) | Ambassador to Algeria (Former)
  • Ambassador Otto Reich (CLAS’73) | CEO, Otto Reich Associates; Ambassador to Venezuela (Former); Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs (Former)
  • Ambassador Eric Rubin (ISD Associate 1999-’00) | Ambassador to Bulgaria (Former)
  • Ambassador Todd D. Robinson (SFS’85) | Ambassador to Guatemala (Former)
  • Ambassador V. Manuel Rocha (MSFS’78) | President of Barrick Gold Corp. Pueblo Viejo; Ambassador to Bolivia (Former)
  • Ambassador Richard Schmierer (ISD Associate 2005-’06) | Chairman of the Board, Middle East Policy Council; Ambassador to Oman (Former)
  • Ambassador Dorothy Shea (MSFS’91) | Ambassador to Lebanon (Former)
  • Ambassador Nancy Soderberg (MSFS’84) | President & CEO of Soderberg Global Solutions; Alternate Representative to the United Nations (Former); Deputy National Security Advisor (Former)
  • Ambassador Mark C. Storella (ISD Associate 2002-’03) | Ambassador to Zambia (Former)
  • Ambassador James C. Swan (SFS’84) | Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Djibouti (Former)
  • Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz (SFS’91) | Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives; Ambassador to Nepal (Former)
  • Ambassador Patrick Theros (SFS’63) | President of the U.S.-Qatar Business Council; Ambassador to Qatar (Former)
  • Ambassador Krishna Urs (SFS’80) | Ambassador to Peru (Former)
  • Ambassador Viron Vaky (SFS’47) | Ambassador to Costa Rica, Colombia, and Venezuela (Former)
  • Ambassador Richard David Vine (SFS’49) | Ambassador to Switzerland (Former); Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs (Former)
  • Ambassador C. David Welch (SFS’75) | President of the Europe, Africa & Middle East Division, Bechtel; Ambassador to Egypt (Former)
  • Ambassador Melissa F. Wells (SFS’56) | Ambassador to Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Estonia (Former)
  • Ambassador Christopher John Lamora (SFS’91) | U.S. Ambassador to Cameroon
  • Ambassador Alexander Mark Laskaris (SFS’89) | U.S. Ambassador to Chad; U.S. Ambassador to Guinea (Former)
  • Ambassador Ervin Jose Massinga (SFS’90) | U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia
  • Ambassador Robin L. Dunnigan (MSFS’92) | U.S. Ambassador to Georgia
  • Ambassador Virginia E. Palmer (SFS’83) | U.S. Ambassador to Ghana; U.S. Ambassador to Malawi (Former)
  • Ambassador Tobin John Bradley (SFS’96) | U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala
  • Ambassador Yael Lempert (SFS’96, MSFS’97) | U.S. Ambassador to Jordan; U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom (Former)
  • Ambassador Henry V. Jardine (SFS’89) | U.S. Ambassador to Mauritius and Seychelles
  • Ambassador Kathleen Ann Kavalec (MSFS’84) | U.S. Ambassador to Romania
  • Ambassador Heather Roach Variava (SFS’90) | U.S. Ambassador to Laos


Admiral Harry Harris, Jr., giving a talk on campus in Fall 2017
Admiral Harry Harris, Jr., giving a talk on campus in Fall 2017.

U.S. Military & Department of Defense

  • Gen. John R. Allen (SSP’83) | Commander of International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan (Former)
  • Robert Baer (SFS’76) | CIA’s Directorate of Operations in the Middle East; Intelligence and Security Analyst at CNN; Veteran Case Officer (Former)
  • Charles “Mike” Brown (MSFS’91) | Chief of Staff for Europe and NATO Policy, U.S. Department of Defense (Former)
  • Gen. George W. Casey Jr. (SFS’70) | Georgetown University Board of Directors; Chairman of the Board of Governors; Chief of Staff of U.S. Army (Former)
  • Maj. Gen. John Fugh (SFS’57) | Judge Advocate General of the United States Army (Former)
  • Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr. (SSP’94) | Ambassador to South Korea (Former); Commander, U.S. Pacific Command (Former)
  • Caryn C. Hollis (LAS’87) | Performing the Duties of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict (Former); Deputy Assistant Secretary of Counternarcotics and Global Threats (Former)
  • Brig. Gen. Les A. Kodlick (ISD Associate 2005-’06) | Office of the Secretary of the Air Force (Former); Director of Public Affairs (Former)
  • Jamie Morin (SFS’96) | Assistant Secretary for Financial Management and Comptroller, U.S. Air Force (Former)
  • Paul L. Oostburg Sanz (SFS’91) | General Counsel, U.S. Department of the Navy (Former)
  • Gen. David Petraeus (’94-’95 SFS Fellow) | Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (Former); Commander of the International Security Assistance Force (Former); Commander of the United States Central Command (Former)
  • Maj. Gen H.D. Polumbo (ISD Associate 1999-’00) | Commander, Ninth Air Force (Former)
  • Kenneth P. Rapuano (SSP’92) | Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security (Former)
  • RADM Edward D Sheafer (MSFS’75) | Director of Naval Intelligence (Former)
  • Michael A. Sheehan (MSFS’88) | Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict (Former)
  • Vice Admiral William D. Sullivan (SSP’90) | U.S. Military Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Military Committee (Former)
  • David J. Trachtenberg (MSFS’80) | Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (Former); Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy (Former)
  • Andrew C. Weber (MSFS’86) | Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs (Former)
  • Theresa M. Whelan (SSP’93) | Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense & Global Security (Former)
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Foreign Leaders & Diplomats

Taro Kono
Japanese Minister for Administrative Reform and Regulatory Reform Kono Taro (SFS’86) returned to campus for a talk in Gaston Hall.
  • Ambassador Shlomo Argov (SFS’52) | Ambassador from Israel to the United Kingdom (Former)
  • Ambassador Ricardo Alberto Arias (SFS’61) | Foreign Minister of Panama (Former); Ambassador of Panama to the United Nations (Former)
  • Ragnheiður E. Árnadóttir (MSFS’94) | Minister for Industry and Commerce, Member of Parliament, Iceland (Former)
  • Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (attended SFS 64-66) | President of the Philippines (Former); Representative of Pampanga’s 2nd District and Speaker of the Philippines House of Representatives (Former)
  • Giorgi Baramidze (ISD Associate 1998-’99) | Vice-Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia (Former); Minister of Internal Affairs (Former); Minister of Defense (Former)
  • Agustin Barrios Gomez (SFS’93) | Deputy for Mexico City’s 10th District at the Mexico Chamber of Deputies (Former)
  • Pelayo Castro Zuzuarregui (MSFS’03) | Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to Nicaragua; Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to Costa Rica (Former)
  • Gabor Csaba (MSFS’94) | Ambassador of Hungary to Korea; Director-General of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Former)
  • Ambassador Simcha Dinitz (SFS’55, MSFS’58) | Ambassador of Israel to the United States (Former)
  • Roberto Dondisch (MSFS’01) | Consul of Mexico in Seattle, Washington; Director-General for Global Issues, Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Former)
  • Felipe VI of Spain (MSFS’95) | King of Spain
  • Princess Ghida Talal (SFS’86, MSFS’86) | Member of the House of Hashemites; Chairperson of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation
  • Ambassador Jorge Guajardo (SFS’93) | Ambassador of Mexico to China (Former)
  • Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah (SFS’16) | Crown Prince of Jordan
  • Senator Nasser Judeh (SFS’83) | Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jordan (Former)
  • Ashraf Haidari (SSP’05) | Afghan Ambassador to Sri Lanka
  • Prince Hashim bin Hussein (SFS’05) | Younger of the two sons of King Hussein and Queen Noor of Jordan, and half-brother of the reigning King Abdullah II of Jordan
  • Zeljko Komsic (GLS’03) | Croat member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Former)
  • Kono Taro (SFS’86) | Minister for Administrative Reform and Regulatory Reform of Japan; Minister of Defense of Japan (Former); Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan (Former)
  • Count Alexander Graf of Lambsdorff (MSFS’94) | Member of the Bundestag (German Parliament, Vice President of EU Parliament (Former)
  • Ambassador Alfonso López Caballero (SFS’67) | Ambassador of Colombia to the United Kingdom (Former)
  • John Lynch-Staunton (SFS’53) | Canadian Senator (Former), First Conservative Party Leader
  • Juan Manuel Galan Pachon (MSFS’03) | Senator of the Republic of Colombia (Former)
  • Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece (MSFS’95) | First son of King Constantine II of Greece
  • Philippos, Prince of Greece and Denmark (SFS’08) | Third son and fifth child of King Constantine II of Greece and Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark
  • Ambassador Ahn Ho-Young (MSFS’83) | Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States (Former)
  • Prince Talal bin Muhammad (SFS’89, MSFS’89) | Special Advisor to King Abdullah II, Jordan
  • King Abdullah II of Jordan (MSFS Mid-Career Fellow’87)| King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Riaz Mohammed Khan (ISD Associate 1988-’89) | Foreign Secretary of Pakistan (Former); Leader of Pakistani delegation to UN General Assembly, 2009, Pakistani Ambassador to Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the EU (Former)
  • Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Al-Saud (SFS’81) | Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the United Kingdom (Former)
  • Ambassador Kasit Piromya (SFS’68) | Foreign Minister of Thailand (Former)
  • Ambassador Ben Roswell (SFS’93) | Ambassador of Canada to Venezuela (Former); Co-Founder of Udara
  • H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Thani (SFS’10) | Deputy Emir of Qatar
  • Ambassador Bruno Stagno Ugarte (SFS’91) | Foreign Minister of Costa Rica (Former)
  • Wang Yi (ISD Associate 1997-’98) | Foreign Minister of People’s Republic of China
  • David Y.L. Lin (MSFS’90) | Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Former); Foreign Minister of Taiwan (Former)
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International Organizations

Stephane Dujarric (SFS’88) giving the 2017 Commencement Address.
Stephane Dujarric (SFS’88) giving the 2017 Commencement Address.
  • Alejandro Alvarez von Gustedt (MSFS’97) | Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Vice President in Europe; Co-Founder and Partner of International Venture Philanthropy Center (IVPC); Representative, Inter-American Development Bank, Europe (Former)
  • Christopher Coleman (MSFS’83) | Deputy Special Representative, UNMIK; Director of the Civilian Capacity Project, United Nations (Former)
  • Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen (MSFS’88) | Vice President, Development Policy Office of the US Development Finance Corporation (DFC); Chief, Multilateral Investment Fund Inter-American Development Bank (Former)
  • Stephane Dujarric (SFS’88) | Spokesperson for United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres; Director of News and Media (Former), United Nations Department of Public Information
  • Sabine Durier (MSFS’98) | Change Management Lead, Operational Platforms International Finance Corporation
  • Darrin Hartzler (MSFS’96) | Global Manager, Corporate Governance Unit, International Finance Corporation (Former)
  • Rita Jupe (MSFS’98) | Principal, Blended Finance & Partnerships Vice-Presidency, International Finance Corporation (Former)
  • Julie T. Katzman (SFS’83) | Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Inter-American Development Bank (Former)
  • Hoda Moustafa (MSFS’98) | Regional Head for Africa, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, The World Bank
  • Izumi Nakamitsu (MSFS’89) | Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Office for Disarmament Affairs, United Nations
  • Fabrizio Opertti (MSFS’97) | Manager of Trade and Investment, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Idoia Ortiz de Artiñano (MSFS’08) | Advisor to the Dean and Future World Fellow, IE School of International Relations (Former)
  • Edgar Restrepo (MSFS’98) | Principal Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation (Former)
  • Manuel Rosini (MSFS’98) | Chief of Staff and Business Development Director at United Nations; Head of Office, UNICEF (Former)
  • Jordan Schwartz (MSFS’91) | Director of Infrastructure and Urban Development in Singapore, The World Bank
  • Zibu Sibanda (MSFS’02) | Senior Communications Specialist, International Finance Corporation (Former)
  • Tomasz Telma (MSFS’89) | Director, Europe, and Central Asia, International Finance Corporation
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NGOs & Nonprofits

President John J. DeGioia and SFS Dean Joel Hellman presenting the Centennial Honors to Chad Griffin (SFS’97).
President John J. DeGioia and SFS Dean Joel Hellman presenting the Centennial Honors to Chad Griffin (SFS’97).
  • Carmen Twillie Ambar (SFS’90) | President, Oberlin College; President, Cedar Crest College (Former)
  • Lawrence Biondi, S.J. (MSFS’66) | President Emeritus, St. Louis University (Former)
  • Joseph Cirincione (MSFS’83) | President, The Ploughshares Fund (Former)
  • Lorne Craner (SSP’86) | President of American Councils for International Education (Former); Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Right and Labor (Former)
  • Chad Griffin (SFS’97) | Founder, American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER); President, Human Rights Campaign (Former)
  • Mohammed bin Khalifa Hamad Al-Thani (SFS’09) | Chairman, Qatar 2022 World Cup Committee
  • Malte Humpert (MAGES’11) | Founder and Senior Fellow, The Arctic Institute; Caribbean Energy Consultant at Inter-American Development Bank
  • Mary Ellen Iskenderian (SFS’81) | President and CEO, Women’s World Banking
  • Jeremy Konyndyk (MSFS’03) | President, Refugees International
  • Parag Khanna (SFS’99, SSP’05) | Author; Director of the Global Governance Initiative, The New America Foundation (Former)
  • Tim King (SFS’89) | Founder and CEO, Urban Prep Academies (Former)
  • J. Lane Kirkland (SFS’48) | President of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (Former)
  • Tessie San Martin (SFS’80) | CEO & President, Plan International USA (Former)
  • Rev. Brian Paulson (SFS’81) | Jesuit Provincial of the Chicago-Detroit Province; President of St. Ignatius College Preparatory School, Chicago, Illinois (Former)
  • Debora Spar (SFS’84) | President, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (Former); President, Barnard College (Former)
  • Katie Taylor (MSFS’92) | Executive Director, Pan American Development Foundation; Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health at USAID (Former)
  • Mark von Hagen (SFS’76) | Director of School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University (Former); Director of Harriman Institute (Former), Columbia University
  • David A. Weiss (MSFS’78) | President and CEO, Global Communities (Former)
  • B. Joseph White (SFS’69) | President Emeritus of the University of Illinois
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Private Sector

Laura Lane (MSFS'90) President of Global Public Affairs for UPS speaking with students on campus.
Laura Lane (MSFS’90) President of Global Public Affairs for UPS speaking with students on campus.
  • Molly Ashby (MSFS’83) | Co-founder and CEO, Solera Capital LLC
  • Joseph R. Baczko (SFS’67) | President & COO of Blockbuster Entertainment (Former); Founder and President of Toys “R” Us International (Former); CEO of Max Factor-Europe (Former)
  • Charles Bunch (SFS’71) | Chairman and CEO of PPG Industries (Former); Chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers (Former)
  • Michael J. Callahan (SFS’90) | Senior Vice President and General Counsel of LinkedIn; Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Yahoo! (Former)
  • Kelly Coffey, (MSFS’89) | CEO, City National Bank; CEO, J.P. Morgan’s U.S. Private Bank (Former)
  • Bud Colligan (SFS’76) | Senior Advisor for International Affairs & Trade, State of California; Board-member, Monterey Bay Economic Partnership; Founder and CEO of South Swell Ventures; Chairman and CEO (Former) of Macromedia
  • Jay Collins (MSFS’89) | Vice Chairman, Corporate and Investment Banking, Citibank Group; Co-Global Head, Public Sector Group, Citibank Group (Former)
  • Herbert Cordt (MSFS’74) | Managing Partner, Cordt & Partner; Chairman, RHI Magnesita(Former)
  • Peter L. Corsell (SFS’00) | Co-founder and Managing Partner, Twenty-First Century Utilities; Founder and CEO (Former), GridPoint
  • Robert Dekker (MSFS’92) | Owner and CEO, Koninklijke Dekker
  • Maria Eitel (MSFS’88) | Founding President and CEO, Nike Foundation; Vice President of Corporate Responsibility (Former), Nike
  • Ron Faucheux (SFS’78) | President, Clarus Research Group; Former Louisiana State Representative (Former), District 100
  • James A. Firestone (SFS’76) | Member of the Board of Directors for Goodyear Tire and Rubber; President (Former) of Xerox North America; Executive Vice President (Former), Xerox Corporation
  • David Fox (SFS’81) | President of Global Family & Private Investment Offices Group, Northern Trust; Vice Chairman (Former), J.P. Morgan
  • Richard Gallivan (MSFS’92) | Managing Director and Head of TMT Investment Banking, Mizuho Americas; Managing Director and Co-Head of Global Software, Systems & Solutions (Former), Barclays Capital
  • Dexter Goei (SFS’93) | CEO of Altice (Former)
  • Antonio Gracias (MSFS’93) | Founder, Managing Partner, and CIO, Valor Equity Partners L.P.; Trustee, Aspen Institute
  • Michael Horn (MSFS’90) | Chief Counsel of Consumer Products, Walt Disney Company (Former)
  • Raj Kumar (SFS’97) | Founder, President and Editor-In-Chief, DEVEX; Chairman (Former), Humanitarian Council of the World Economic Forum
  • Laura Lane (MSFS’90) | Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Officer, UPS, President (Former), Global Public Affairs, UPS
  • Lori Leveen (MSFS’83) | Co-founder, Levenger
  • Zyad Limam (MSFS’88) | Director and Founder, Afrique Magazine
  • Julie Martin (MSFS’79) | Managing Director in Political Risk and Structured Credit Practice, Marsh
  • Elizabeth Mily (MSFS’93) | Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Bristol Myers Squibb; Managing Director, Barclays Investment Bank (Former); Managing Director (Former), Goldman Sachs
  • Alex Orfinger (MSFS’86) | Market President and Publisher, Washington Business Journal; Executive Vice President (Former), American City Business Journals; Publisher (Former), Washington Business Journal
  • David Oxenstierna (MSFS’89) | Senior Partner, CAPCO; Managing Director (Former), Morgan Stanley
  • Paul Pelosi (SFS’62) | Owner of Financial Leasing Services, Inc.; Owner (Former), Sacramento Mountain Lions
  • Gary Perlin (SFS’72) | CFO and Vice President of the World Bank (Former); Senior Advisor (Former) to the CEO of Capital One Financial Corp.
  • Ben Powell (MSFS’00) & Ricardo Teran (MSFS’02) | Co-founders, Agora Partnerships
  • Peter Raymond (MSFS’90) | Principal, PwC Principal (Former); Capital Projects and Infrastructure, PricewaterhouseCoopers (Former)
  • Stephen Raymund (MSFS’80) | Chairman of the Board, Tech Data Product Management, Inc. (Former); former Chairman of the Board (Former), Tech Data Corporation
  • Chris Sacca (SFS’97) | Founder/Proprietor, Lowercase Capital
  • Elliot G. Sander (SFS’77) | Executive Advisor, Bechtel Corporation; President and CEO (Former), The HAKS group; CEO (Former) of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Santiago Sedaca (MSFS’97) | Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Vice President, Palladium (Former); President (Former) of CARANA Corporation
  • Shéhérazade Semsar-de Boisséson (SFS’90, MSFS’90) | Advisory Board Member and (Former) CEO, POLITICO Europe
  • Andrew Shoyer (MSFS’86) | Chair/Partner, International Trade and Dispute Resolution Practice, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Justin B. Smith (SFS’91) | CEO of Bloomberg Media Group (Former)
  • Christopher L. Yetter (SFS’02) | Senior Advisor to the Provost, UC Berkeley; Chief of Staff (Former), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, UC Berkeley

Sports & Entertainment

  • Aimee Mullins (SFS’98) | Track and field athlete, competitor in 1996 Paralympic Games and Chef de Mission for the 2012 U.S. Olympic delegation; Actress; Fashion model and motivational speaker
  • Megan Mylan (SFS’92) | Documentary Director known for ‘Smile Pinki’, winner of the Academy Award for Best Short Subject Documentary
  • Carl Reiner (SFS’43) | Actor, director, writer, and producer; Winner of nine Emmy Awards and one Grammy Award
  • Michael Sucsy (SFS’95) | Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award-winning director and writer for HBO film ‘Grey Gardens’


Kara Swisher (SFS’84), right, met with SFS students during a coffee chat with Dean Hellman about her career in tech journalism.

Journalism & Literature

  • Tania Bryer (SFS’84) | Guest Presenter and Executive Producer of ‘CNBC Meets’
  • Joohee Cho (SFS’91, MSFS’95) | ABC News Seoul Bureau Chief and Reporter
  • Bob Colacello (SFS’69) | Special Correspondent for Vanity Fair; (Former) Editor of Interview Magazine
  • George Crile III (SFS’68) | CBS News Producer (60 Minutes and 60 Minutes II) and reporter (Former); twice awarded the Edward R. Murrow Award by the Overseas Press Club; author of the 2003 bestseller “Charlie Wilson’s War”
  • Gloria Vanessa de la Torre (CLAS’11) | News Anchor and Director, Caracol TV, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Paul Erdman (SFS’55) | Financial author and Edgar Award-winning fiction novelist
  • Jamie Fly (MAGES’02) | President, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (Former)
  • Jamie Gangel (SFS’77) | Special Correspondent, CNN
  • Lourdes Garcia-Navarro (SFS’94) | Host of ‘Weekend Edition Sunday’, National Public Radio (Former); Winner of the Edward R. Murrow Award and Peabody Award
  • Linda Gradstein (SFS’85, MAAS’85) | Israel Bureau Chief, The Media Line News Agency; Israel Correspondent (Former), NPR News.
  • Daniel Henninger (SFS’68) | Deputy Editorial Page Director of The Wall Street Journal; Contributor on Fox News; Winner of the American Society of Newspaper Editors’ Distinguished Writing Award for editorial writing
  • Pati Jinich (CLAS’04) | Chef; Founder/Owner, Pati’s Mexican Table (PBS – 6th Season)
  • Mark Landler (SFS’87) | London Bureau Chief for The New York Times; White House Correspondent; European Economic Correspondent (Former); Hong Kong Bureau Chief for The New York Times (Former)
  • James Politi (SFS’99) | Washington Bureau Chief at the Financial Times
  • Kai Ryssdal (SSP’93, P’20) | Host and Senior Editor of Marketplace
  • Michael Schearer (MSFS’99) | Network Analyst, Fortego LLC
  • David Schickler (SFS’91) | Author and screenwriter known for ‘The Dark Path’ and co-creating the television series ‘Banshee’
  • Thomas Sietsema (SFS’83) | Food Critic, Washington Post; James Beard Restaurant Awards Recipient
  • Kate Snow (MSFS’93) | National Correspondent and Anchor, NBC Nightly News, NBC; Anchor (Former), MSNBC Live with Kate Snow, MSNBC
  • Kara Swisher (SFS’84) | Co-Founder of Recode; Technology Columnist (Former) for The Wall Street Journal
  • Lisa Sylvester (SFS’92) | Peabody Award and Emmy Award-winning reporter; Reporter (Former) for CNN’s ‘The Situation Room’
  • Anthony Thomopoulos (SFS’59) | CEO of MTM, International Family Entertainment, Inc.; President (Former) of ABC Entertainment and ABC Broadcast Group
  • Arick Wierson (SFS’94) | NYC Media General Manager (Former); Media Advisor (Former) to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg
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