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Category: Featured News, News

Title: Introducing the 2022-2023 Practitioners in Residence (PiR)

MSFS welcomes five new Practitioners in Residence (PiRs) for the 2022-2023 academic year!


The Practitioners in Residence initiative promotes interactions between MSFS students and leading practitioners in international affairs in order to advance students’ professional development. Every year, leading professionals in global affairs are selected to be MSFS Practitioners in Residence. These Practitioners mentor students and offer career guidance and advice through activities such as skills clinics, seminars, and career sessions. Mentoring sessions for the Fall 2022 semester with our PiR’s will take place both online and in-person. Sessions will cover topics ranging from careers in the intelligence service to corruption and the rule of law.

The Practitioners in Residence initiative furthers MSFS’s stated mission to prepare women and men to be creative leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors of international affairs. By connecting with mentors in leading roles across the sphere of international affairs, our students will gain a deeper understanding of the various contexts of contemporary international relations.

We are thrilled to welcome this year’s PiRs; Senator Mushahid Hussain from Pakistan, Professor Kathryn Lavelle from Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Claudia Escobar Mejía (Distinguished Visiting Professor at George Mason University), Joe Gartin (Former Vice-Chairman, National Intelligence Council), and Ambassador Deborah McCarthy.

Learn more about the Practitioners in Residence program and read the 2022-23 PiR’s biographies here.