The Centennial Celebration

The Centennial of the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, which we will celebrate during the 2019-2020 academic year, brings a momentous chance to look back with pride and look forward with hope.

Created in the aftermath of World War One to confront new challenges, SFS was designed to foster a specific set of values: diplomacy, trade, multilateralism, and an appreciation for the diversity and richness of world cultures. Today, as the world faces challenges of a similar kind and scale, SFS is once again called upon to lead in crafting the solutions to the vexing problems standing in the way of global peace and prosperity.


  1. To celebrate the extraordinary history of the nation’s first school of international affairs and ignite a renewed passion for the mission and values of SFS
  2. To rethink the curriculum, teaching, and institutional directions to ensure that SFS is responding to the very distinct challenges of our next century;
  3. To reinvigorate the SFS community and boost awareness of our legacy, stature, and relevance;
  4. To raise the money aligning our school’s resources to the prominence of our aspirations.

Save the Date

Calling all SFS Alumni, Faculty, Parents, Students, and Parents—
The SFS Centennial Gala will take place on Saturday evening, November 16, 2019 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Information about a full weekend of activities, including availability of tickets to the Gala, will be posted soon. But set aside this date to celebrate SFS turning 100!