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Previous Centennial Events

View details of the wonderful Centennial Year events that have passed.

Cake and Cocktails

December 3, 2021 

100 + Students, Alumni, Faculty, and Former Deans gathered on the Car Barn patio. Dean Hellman, Director Shambaugh, the first female MSFS graduate, and our first Futures Scholar gave speeches to the crowd while an open bar and catered appetizers were enjoyed. Posters around the patio shared stories of the beginnings of MSFS and historical graduates. 

Why I Strive for DEI

February 2, 2022

MSFS Students and Faculty gathered for an intimate community discussion on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), followed by a screening and reflection of the PBS film “The American Diplomat.”

Building Unlikely Coalitions to Fight Corruption (GPS)

March 3, 2022

Gary Kalman, Director of the US Office of Transparency International, joined the MSFS community for a conversation on building coalitions against corruption.

Tech Talk with Michael Samway

March 21, 2022

Evelyn Aswad and Julie Owono discussed their career path to the Oversight Board (sometimes referred to as Facebook’s Supreme Court).

MSFS & GLAF Panels on Economic Sanctions: Russia-Ukraine Crisis

March 22, 2022

Hosted by the Georgetown MSFS Program and Global Leaders Assembly Foundation (GLAF), the panelists from the MSFS program, the U.S. government, and business and non-profit sectors in the US and Europe discussed economic sanctions in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Rebuilding a Fragile State: Lessons from Somalia’s Economic Reform Journey

March 24, 2022

Dr. Abdirahman Dualeh Beileh, the Minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Somalia, joined us for an event co-sponsored by the Global Human Development and the Africa Studies Programs.

Gender in Foreign Service Series (Launch Event)

March 25, 2022

The launch of many conversations pertaining to DEIA. The first panel in this series was Women Navigating Careers in the Public Sector. The speakers were Ambassador Deborah McCarthy, Ms. Erin Brown, Ms. Eliza Ramirez, Ambassador Lisa Kubiske, and Ambassador Joan Polaschik.

Social Impact Networking Event

April 21, 2022

Organized by Jaap and David, the event was a great opportunity for MSFS students to get to know professionals and companies working in the social impact sector.

MSFS Board & Student Breakout Sessions

April 22, 2022

Breakout discussions of emerging issues and new ideas by concentration followed by a reception at Dean Hellman’s home!

MSFS Alumni Picnic

June 3, 2022

MSFS alumni joined faculty and staff for an intimate picnic on campus.

Venezuelan Crisis: Assessment and Solutions

October 20, 2022 

MSFS students discussed the origins of  the Venezuelan crisis and explored possible solutions with a panel of experts, which included James Story, U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela; Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the Organization of American States; Carlos Vecchio, Venezuelan Ambassador to the U.S.; and Dr. Fabiana Perera, Professor at the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies. Each panelist had 5 minutes to present their assessments. A moderator then guided a half-hour conversation amongst the panelists on different aspects of the crisis. This was followed by a half-hour question and answer session from MSFS students.