MSFS Student Spotlight: Alina Clay (MSFS ’20)

For this student spotlight, we spoke with first-year student Alina Clay (MSFS ’20) about what sparked her interest in international affairs, her research and work in the field of Baltic Studies, and her plans for her career in the U.S. Foreign Service.

Women of MSFS: Practitioners in Residence Spotlight

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.

Women of MSFS: Alumni spotlight

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.

Women of MSFS: Faculty Spotlight

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.

Student spotlight: Mohamed Almenfi

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.

Q & A with Lieutenant Commander Josh Parsons (MSFS ’20)

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.