Archive of All Stories

  • MSFS Continues Scholarship for Students from Africa
    August 19, 2016

    As of fall 2014, the Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) at Georgetown University began offering a full-tuition scholarship for a talented graduate student from sub-Saharan Africa.

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    UNDP Human Development Report
    February 25, 2016

    A large group of students, faculty, and staff gathered on Monday, February 22nd for a discussion around the recently launched Human Development Report, published by the United Nations Development Programme. The report, which this year focused on the intersection of work and human development, was presented by lead author Selim Jahan.

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    Blogging for the IR Professional
    February 16, 2016

    A group of MSFS students gathered on February 9, 2016 to learn the ins-and-outs of international affairs blogging. Professor Erik Voeten, the Peter F. Krogh Associate Professor of Geopolitics and Global Justice and editor of the popular Washington Post blog “Monkey Cage,” led the discussion, which focused on getting and keeping the right kind of online attention.

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    David Anderson, MSFS'17, Fights for Veterans Rights on Capitol Hill
    February 10, 2016

    “The true cost of war — that’s what this week is about for me. That’s why I am here,” says Steve Acheson, a former Army forward observer and Iraq War veteran. Acheson, now an engineer and a farmer, speaks with a genuine honesty, indicative of his Midwestern roots. The Wisconsin native enlisted in the Army out of high school to go fight a war he truly believed in. And he’s still fighting. But this time on Capitol Hill for the warfighters no one talks about with fellow veterans, Kristofer Goldsmith, Thomas Burke, Alexander McCoy, and David Anderson.

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    Second Annual U.S. Civil Rights Movement Clinic
    December 16, 2015

    MSFS’s second annual clinic on The U.S. Civil Rights Movement: Leadership and Nonviolent Resistance took place on November 13th and 14th. More than thirty MSFS students participated in the two-day clinic which included visits to and discussions at historical sites in Washington, D.C. The clinic is designed for students who are interested in ethical leadership, human rights, democratic reform, nonviolent resistance, social movements, and conflict resolution.

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    MSFS Student Sadibou Sylla Speaks at World Sports Values Summit
    December 14, 2015

    High-level governmental and sports officials, prominent athletes and young leaders gathered in Cape Town last November 2nd for the fourth World Sports Values Summit for Peace and Development. After successful events in London (2012), Tokyo (2013), and New York City (2014), Cape Town was the ideal choice for this year’s summit. South Africa’s most prominent figure, Nelson Mandela, was an ardent fan of sport and believed in its fundamental power to be one of the principle instruments, which will help unite post-apartheid South Africa.

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    MSFS Student Rasheed Hamdan Speaks at O'Malley Event
    December 14, 2015

    MSFS second-year student Rasheed Hamdan was invited to speak at an event on Friday, December 11 with former Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD). O'Malley, a candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, visited a mosque, the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center, to express his solidarity with the Islamic community following Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call to bar Muslims from entering the U.S.

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    SoldierStrong Scholarship Celebration
    December 2, 2015

    On Monday, November 30th, MSFS hosted a reception to honor the first annual recipient of the SoldierStrong scholarship. MSFS is proud to work with SoldierStrong, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of veterans in the United States. SoldierStrong, under the leadership of Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board Chris Meek, recently established an endowed, partial-tuition scholarship for an MSFS student. Mr. Meek's passion for philanthropy and veterans' affairs is fundamental in making this scholarship possible.

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    Chinese Hackers Arrested at Behest of U.S. Government
    October 30, 2015

    Dr. Catherine Lotrionte, Director of the MSFS CyberProject, is quoted in a widely-read Washington Post article on U.S. cybersecurity and the relationship with China.

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    Wine Tasting with MSFS Alumna Lisa Granik
    October 28, 2015

    MSFS/JD alumna Lisa Granik came to MSFS on October 20, Tuesday and organized a very special wine tasting seminar with students and professors from MSFS. Granik shared her extensive knowledge of wine and answered questions from the audience.