Rachel Furlow is pursuing a Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) at Georgetown University with a focus on refugee and humanitarian emergencies. She is particularly interested in conflict/post-conflict development and humanitarian issues in the Middle East and East Africa.
Prior to beginning her studies at Georgetown, Rachel worked at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) in Washington, D.C. where she supported a portfolio of economic development and democratic governance reform projects in the Levant (Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria). Rachel received her undergraduate degree in International Affairs and Middle East Studies from The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, during which she lived in Madrid, Spain for six months and Amman, Jordan for ten months. Throughout her undergraduate education, Rachel also held several internships at organizations such as the U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP), and the Atlantic Council. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree, Rachel returned to Jordan to study Arabic for a year as a 2017-18 David L. Boren Scholar.Rachel hopes to pursue a career in humanitarian aid, development, and public policy. She speaks Spanish and Arabic, and is currently learning French.
"I chose the MSFS program because of the range of courses that it offers in foreign affairs, the caliber of the faculty, and the career opportunities that living in Washington, D.C. has to offer."
"Furlow, R. (2019, November 8). A Saudi-Brokered Deal Averts Yemen’s War Within a War—for Now. World Politics Review. https://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/28330/a-saudi-brokered-deal-averts-yemen-s-war-within-a-war-for-now.
Furlow, R. (2019, October 11). Why a Free Trade Deal Won’t Solve the Levant’s Economic Problems. World Politics Review. https://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/28259/why-a-free-trade-deal-won-t-solve-the-levant-s-economic-problems.
Furlow, R. (2019, August 22). The Gulf’s Economic Development is Going Digital. Atlantic Council – MENA Source. https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/the-gulfs-economic-development-is-going-digital/.
Furlow, R. (2019, July 22). Sudan: The MENA Region’s Next Proxy Conflict? Geopolitical Monitor. https://www.geopoliticalmonitor.com/sudan-the-mena-regions-next-proxy-conflict/.
Furlow, R and Borgognone, S. (2018, July 17). Gulf Design’s on Jordan’s Foreign Policy. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace – Sada Journal. https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/76854.
Furlow, R and Borgognone, S. (2018, June 14). The US Must Tell Bahrain’s Rulers: It’s Time to Reform. Defense One. https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2018/06/us-must-tell-bahrains-rulers-reform/148984/.
Furlow, R. (2018, March 8). The Race to Win Saudi Arabia’s Nuclear Reactor Bid Raises Fears of Proliferation. World Politics Review. https://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/24314/the-race-to-win-saudi-arabia-s-nuclear-reactor-bid-raises-fears-of-proliferation.
Furlow, R. (2017, August 17). Oman’s Looming Succession Crisis Is a Warning Sign in an Already Fractured Gulf. World Politics Review. https://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/22969/oman-s-looming-succession-crisis-is-a-warning-sign-in-an-already-fractured-gulf.
Furlow, R. (2017, July 17). The US Can Decide to Worsen Yemen’s Water Crisis or Alleviate it. Atlantic Council – MENA Source. https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/the-us-can-decide-to-worsen-yemen-s-water-crisis-or-alleviate-it/. "