In this student spotlight, read about why an expensive long-distance phone call led MSFS Africa Scholarship recipient Albert Hudson to think about a career in international affairs and, ultimately, to choose MSFS over an MBA.
In our final Women of MSFS spotlight for International Women’s Day, we highlight the work of two of our Practitioners in Residence, Kelly T. Clements, Deputy High Commissioner for UNHCR, and Elisa Massimino, former CEO for Human Rights First and Senior Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. We asked them about the people and ideas that have inspired and motivated them throughout their careers.
In our penultimate Women of MSFS spotlight, we had a conversation with two wonderful MSFS alumni, Professor Nicole Bibbins Sedaca (MSFS ’97) Co-Chair for the Global Politics and Security Concentration at MSFS and Radhika Prabhu (MSFS ’09), Executive Director of the the U.S.-Pakistan Women’s Council to find out how they have approached gender issues in their careers.
Next up in our Women of MSFS series for International Women’s Day, we chat with MSFS faculty members Ambassador Nancy McEldowney and Professor Carla Koppel about their careers in international affairs and how they approach issues of gender difference and diversity and inclusion in their leadership roles at Georgetown.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, MSFS is highlighting the work of women in our program who strive to further gender equality and inclusion in their professional and personal lives. In this spotlight, we talk to MSFS students on the Georgetown Women in International Affairs Executive Board.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, MSFS is highlighting the work of women in our program who strive to further gender equality and inclusion in their professional and personal lives. In this piece, we talk to two current MSFS students who work on reducing gender-based violence around the world.
Alumni Spotlight: Mickey Bergman (MSFS ’05) emphasizes “emotional intelligence” in diplomacy as his work is nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize
As his work is nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, MSFS alum and practitioner faculty member Mickey Bergman (MSFS ’05) discusses how meaningful connections and emotional intelligence underpin his diplomacy.
New technology and agriculture partnership between the School of Foreign Service and the World Bank Group launched at MSFS
Friday, February 15th, 2019 marked the launch of a new partnership between the World Bank Group and the School of Foreign Service to explore how digital technology is transforming agriculture around the world.
MSFS student Mohamed Almenfi (MSFS ’20) discusses his career before coming to our program and why he believes his fellow classmates, rugby, and MSFS can help him to rebuild his home country of Libya.
The MSFS Diversity & Inclusion Committee is an MSFS student group which works to leverage diversity within the program to create culturally competent global leaders. Their final event of the year explored using empathy in making leadership decisions.
On Friday, November 30th, MSFS student Josh Parsons (MSFS ‘20) was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy Reserves. His ceremony was held at MSFS and his Oath of Office was administered by fellow MSFS student U.S. Army Major Nicholas Frazier (MSFS ‘19). We talked to Josh about his military service, his future career plans, and why it was important to him for his fellow MSFS students to be present at his promotion ceremony.
In Search of the Colombian Pearl: An MSFS Student’s Perspective on Carlos Vives’s visit to Georgetown
Manuela Hernandez (MSFS ’19) reflects on Colombian singer Carlos Vives’s visit to the School of Foreign Service to discuss his development organization, Tras La Perla. Manuela — who is taking the MSFS International Development concentration — discusses Tras la Perla’s work to empower communities in the neighboorhood of Pescaito in Santa Marta, Colombia and how Vives’s remarks reaffirmed her own interest in the field of development.