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Spring GWIA Tea Sets Stage for Second Year

Message from the Dean

Spring Roundtables Explore Non-Profits, Hill Life Commencement 2011 SFS Reacts to World-Changing Events SFS Proves Perfect Fit for Oldenski

SFS-Q Welcomes Dean Nonneman Gerd Nonneman begins serving as the new dean of the School of Foreign Service in Qatar in September. Nonneman joins Georgetown from the University of Exeter, where he was the Al-Qasimi Professor of Gulf Studies and director of the Centre for Gulf Studies. Georgetown selected him after a comprehensive international search. “Given my long-standing admiration for Georgetown and the people I have worked with [at Georgetown] before, both in D.C. and Doha, this is a huge honor for me,” Nonneman said. “The chance to build on a shared vision for SFS-Q is simply exhilarating.” Learn more at sfs.georgetown.edu/sfsqdean.

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am pleased to share with you the big news of the summer: Georgetown University has just approved two new graduate degree programs proposed by the School of Foreign Service. Both are accepting applications effective immediately, with January 2012 deadlines preceding the enrollment of inaugural classes next September. Victor Cha, director of the Asian Studies Program, is readying a robust curriculum leading to the Master of Arts in Asian Studies. The goal will be to present students with a combination of functional training and regional expertise, yielding a degree that will be valuable whether they pursue employment or a Ph.D. upon completing the program. I urge you to visit asianstudies.georgetown. edu/ma to learn more. An innovative new program will lead to the Master of Arts in Global Human Development. Reducing world poverty and promoting growth and development in poor countries are significant 21st century challenges. Our establishment of this program recognizes the importance of effective international development to our shared future and the importance of training professionals for a life of innovation and leadership in a field that is rapidly changing itself. From a Georgetown perspective, expanded offerings will benefit not only students in this new program, but also others at SFS, including international development concentration students within MSFS and programs in other schools as well. The website for this new M.A. is ghd.georgetown.edu. The launch of two new programs will be the major undertaking of the year to come, but it is important to recount the developments of the past year and review what else is ahead. I do so with thanks to the SFS faculty and staff for their commitment and hard work over the past months. • Separately from standing up the M.A., I am chairing a cross-campus committee on global human development to report to President

DeGioia by the end of the year on making Georgetown a strong and prominent place for teaching and research in this area. I am also sitting on a global health committee, chaired by Mark Dybul, which will similarly produce recommendations for action.

• We are searching for a senior scholar of India —a new position that the president agreed to create during a trip we made together to India late last year.

• A search will soon commence for a senior scholar of science and international affairs, and three successfully completed searches this past year will bring to SFS esteemed scholars Anna von der Goltz, Mustafa Aksakal and Michael DavidFox. Professor David-Fox will bring with him the acclaimed journal Kritika, which will now be edited at Georgetown. • Extensive discussions with faculty informed the working draft of SFS 2019, a document requested by President DeGioia outlining a strategy for SFS for the next decade.

• In the coming year, I am hoping to begin a discussion among SFS faculty on pedagogy—new approaches to teaching and learning and opportunities arising from the evolution of technology. • We raised $1 million for the Dean’s Leadership Fund this year for the first time, and that is thanks to you. As always, SFS is made stronger by your support of and participation in our endeavors—you make it possible to do so many things that make the School great. With warm regards, Carol Lancaster


Spring GWIA Tea Sets Stage for Second Year

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eorgetown Women in International Affairs (GWIA) held a tea April 18, bringing women in powerful positions together to mingle with graduate students. It’s hoped that the tea will become an annual event for GWIA, which is a signature initiative of SFS Dean Carol Lancaster. The prestigious guests included Dr. Paula J. Dobriansky, senior vice president and global head of Government and Regulatory Affairs at Thomson Reuters; Ambassador A. Elizabeth Jones, who has extensive international experience in Europe, Eurasia, South Asia and the Middle East and is currently a senior counselor at APCO Worldwide; Nisha Desai Biswal, an assistant administrator for Asia at USAID; Jan Piercy, executive vice president with ShoreBank Corporation; and Sarah Margon, associate director for the Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative at the Center for American Progress. Students sat with guests at small tables and had the opportunity to ask a lot of questions. Margon advised one student that the best way to get a job on the Hill is to intern there and told her to start with states where she has lived. Ambassador Jones told her table that she felt that being a woman in foreign service was an advantage in the Middle East because she could speak with both men and women and she was easily recognizable. While plenty of business cards got passed around, the students got an inside scoop on achieving work-life balance, navigating a strategic

Paula Dobriansky of Thomson Reuters dispenses advice at the spring GWIA tea.

career and figuring out where to get started after graduate school. Georgetown Women in International Affairs (GWIA) aims to strengthen the competencies which are the foundation of quality leadership among graduate students to increase the visibility of women in international affairs. Learn more at sfs.georgetown.edu/gwia. ■

Spring Roundtables Explore Non-Profits, Hill Life

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wo spring installments of the Michael Jurist Distinguished Alumni Roundtable Series (MJDARTS) focused on establishing non-profits and working on Capitol Hill. On February 28, “Forming Your Own Non-Profit” featured three SFS alumni: Jess Rimington, executive director of the One World Youth Project; Indra Sen, executive director and co-founder of Inspire Dreams; and Osman Ashai, engagement manager at Ashoka and cofounder of Kashmir Corps. Each speaker has balanced or is currently juggling full-time school or a job with running a non-profit. “The time commitment is definitely needed. If the motivation and the energy is there, you’ll find it’s doable,” Ashai said. On March 28, “Working on Capitol Hill” featured Lauryn Bruck (F’08) and Brent Woolfork (MSFS’08), currently working as staff members of the U.S. Senate Rules and Administration Committee and the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee respectively. Woolfork said that he felt comfortable at interviews after going through the MSFS orals process. When asked about turnover in jobs on the Hill, he advised, “Always just keep an ear to the ground to see what’s happening in other offices.” He also stressed that going to events, networking and staying active in events on the Hill can help keep options open. The Michael Jurist Distinguished Alumni Roundtable Series is named in memory of Michael Jurist (F’07) and is designed to expose School of Foreign Service undergraduates to the rich and varied accomplishments of SFS alumni. Learn more at sfs.georgetown.edu/jurist. ■

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Gift from Foundation Boosts Study of Levant The Houston-based Levant Foundation has announced the establishment of the Fund for the Study of the Levant at SFS. The program will support students and scholars in their studies of the Levant region and provide a platform for policymakers to discuss current and future issues. The fund will establish scholarships to support three graduate students committed to the study of the Levant; one or more postdoctoral fellows whose academic interests focus on the Levant; and a visiting processor in the first year who will teach courses related the Levant. Scholarship recipients and fellows will be connected to graduates of other programs supported by the Levant Foundation through a commitment to participating in organized forums, networks and exchanges. “We welcome this opportunity to further greater understanding of the Levant Region and its impact on the greater Middle East, larger Muslim world, the Arab Gulf countries, and the world,” said Georgetown President John J. DeGioia.

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Chinchilla Inspires BSFS Recipients

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osta Rican President Laura Chinchilla (G’89) urged students to nurture their values in her keynote address to the Class of 2011 during SFS undergraduate Commencement ceremonies May 21. President Chinchilla spoke about some of her administration’s accomplishments in Costa Rica, including broadened internet access and her work on climate change. Costa Rica is one of the oldest democracies in its region of the world, and she attributed its success to three things. “I come from a country that holds dear this triad of values: freedom, solidarity and peace,” Chinchilla said.

President Laura Chinchilla of Costa Rica is greeted by Georgetown President John J. DeGioia.

Presenting Chinchilla with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Erick Langer, director of the Center for Latin American Studies, read the honorary degree citation: “Today, in recognizing Laura Chinchilla Miranda, the first woman to be president of Costa Rica, Georgetown University honors a life dedicated to building democracy and community.” “I thought it was a beautiful ceremony,” Sylmarie Trujillo (F ’11) said after commencement. A total of 351 students earned the Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree at Georgetown’s Washington campus. Another 47 earned the BSFS degree at SFS-Qatar, bringing the size of the graduating class to 398. The undergraduate and graduate SFS ceremonies concluded a week of celebrations that also included senior convocation, the senior ball and BSFS and MSFS Tropaia ceremonies. ■

Graduate Students Urged to Pursue Interdisciplinary Work

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andidates for the six SFS graduate degrees received their diplomas during Commencement exercises for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Students earning the Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS), the Master of Arts in Security Studies (SSP), the Master of Arts in Arab Studies (MAAS), the Master of Arts in German and European Studies (MAGES), the Master of Arts in Latin American Studies (MALAS) and the Master of Arts in Russian and East European Studies (REES) were recognized during the ceremonies on Healy Lawn. Historian Richard White told the more than 1,000 graduate students that it will take time to master the “intellectual toolkit” they received at the university and urged them to appreciate interdisciplinary work. Victor Cha—director of the School of Foreign Service’s Asian Studies Program – was presented with the 2011 Distinguished Achievement in Research Award. Cha, the D.S. Song-Korea Foundation Chair in Asian Studies and Government, was honored for receiving three prestigious external awards: the National Asia Research Fellowship; the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI Grant; and a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the Education Ministry of Korea. ■

For One Graduate, a Surprise Visitor Rebecca Lindgren (F’11) of Pottstown, Pa. had accepted the fact that her father—U.S. Navy Commander Robert Lindgren—wouldn’t be at her graduation ceremony because he was stationed in Afghanistan. So she was thrilled and surprised when she saw her father in uniform on the sidewalk just after her name was called to receive her diploma on stage in front of historic Healy Hall. The Navy commander had managed to return from Afghanistan in time for graduation, and Rebecca’s mother, Kim, got in touch with the university to arrange for the surprise. “He had been preparing me for the idea he was going to miss it since before he deployed last June,” said Lindgren, who plans to work for a defense contractor. “He had made it back from his previous deployment just a few days before my high school graduation, so I didn’t think I could get that lucky twice.” Rebecca Lindgren (F’11) embraces a surprise visitor—her father, U.S. Navy Commander Robert Lindgren, back from Afghanistan.

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The Road to Abbottabad and the Future of Al-Qaida

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hree entirely unanticipated sets of events changed the world in the last days of 2010 and the winter and spring of 2011: revolutions across the Middle East; the earthquake and resultant tsunami that devastated Japan and brought on a nuclear catastrophe; and the U.S. military action that led to the death of Osama bin Laden. SFS faculty were called upon both by the Georgetown community and national and international media to provide context and insight. On these pages, we share a sampling of activity. SFS professors discussed the death of Osama bin Laden and what it means for Al-Qaida in a forum held at the Mortara Center May 5. The panel included Bruce Hoffman, director of the Center for Peace and Security Studies (CPASS) and the Security Studies Program (SSP); Daniel Byman, professor and former SSP director; and Paul Pillar, professor and expert in the intelligence community. Hoffman said he has concerns about terrorists turning to the same social networking tools that were used during the Arab Spring. Hoffman warned that Al-Qaida might start using this kind of networking, perhaps to even plan multiple small-scale attacks that would be distracting and could enhance the likelihood of a more formidable attack. There was no doubt among the panelists that there would be implications for the U.S. and Western allies, but also for Pakistan. Byman said that “the presence of bin Laden suggests either complicity or gross incompetence” on the part of Pakistan. The professors noted the challenge Al-Qaida will face now but were unanimous in the opinion that this does not mean an end to the “war on terrorism.” “Bin Laden’s main roles have been as a source of ideology, the main font of the extremist narrative and as a symbol,” Pillar said. He said that those same roles can be held by a dead man, but he stressed that the appeal of the radical jihadist message has already lessened as evidenced by poll results. What happens now depends less on the death of a major leader and more on other factors, the aftermath of the Arab Spring chief among them. Hopes have been raised high and the extent to which they are realized or dashed will be factors, Pillar said. ■

Making Sense of the Arab Spring

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s turmoil prevailed in Tunisia, Egypt and across the Middle East, the School of Foreign Service responded with timely campus programming. The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies responded quickly, hosting a January 25 panel discussion—“Beyond the Jasmine Revolution”— that featured SFS’ Noureddine Jebnoun and Samer Shehata as well as SAIS’ William Zartman. Reuters attended. C-SPAN captured another discussion—“The Unpredictable Present: Reflections on the Revoluion in the Arab World”—two weeks later. Both events were standing-room-only.

SFS’ Daniel Byman, Bruce Hoffman and Paul Pillar discuss the future of Al-Qaida.

Elliott Abrams lectured for the Program for Jewish Civilization on U.S. policy in the Middle East. An opinion piece by John Esposito of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding—“Arab youth want democracy, not theocracy”—was the main story on the website of CNN International on February 28, and the piece was featured on CNN’s Belief Blog. As the conversation advanced beyond the usual domain of academic and professional international affairs publications, Samer Shehata appeared on the January 31 edition of The Colbert Report on Comedy Central. Students showed intense interest. Georgetown’s Middle East North Africa (MENA) Forum, in which GSFS is heavily represented, hosted “Youth Activism and Social Entrepreneurship in the MENA: A Generation Changing the World,” featuring Ehaab Abdou of the Middle East Youth Initiative, a partnership between the Dubai School of Government and the Brookings Institution. ■

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Contemplating the Crisis in Japan

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n the aftermath of a March 11 earthquake, the tsunami that followed and the ongoing nuclear crisis, Japan held its own, panelists said at a March 17 forum. The panel included moderator Victor Cha, director of Asian Studies; Michael Green, associate professor of international affairs; and Andrew Natsios, distinguished professor in the practice of diplomacy, among others. Natsios—a former USAID administrator—advised people to send money, not goods, and to find relief funds based in Japan to ensure that their donations are processed quickly. “The Japanese don’t need us telling them what to do on this. We could learn from them,” Natsios said on disaster relief.

Faculty Publications

sfs.georgetown.edu/faculty/books Thomas Banchoff is the author of Embryo Politics: Ethics and Policy in Atlantic Democracies (Cornell University Press), in which he provides a comprehensive overview of political struggles about embryo research during four decades in four countries—the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and France. Carol Benedict is the author of Golden-Silk Smoke: A History of Tobacco in China, 1550-2010, in which she traces the fascinating story of a commodity that became a hallmark of modern mass consumerism. Along the way, she analyzes the factors that have shaped China’s highly gendered tobacco cultures and shows how they have evolved within a broad framework. Jonathan A.C. Brown is the author of Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press), in which he reviews the major aspects of Muhammad’s life and its importance, providing both Muslim and Western historical perspectives and explaining the roles that Muhammad’s persona has played in the Islamic world from the medieval to the modern period.

In this still image taken from video, Georgetown Orthodox chaplain Fr. Constantine White—who served as a missionary in Japan—offers a prayer for victims of the Japanese earthquake. He is joined by Georgetown President John J. DeGioia and Yuko Shimada (F’13), president of the Japan Network, a student group.

Separately, Georgetown held an interfaith prayer service to honor Japanese victims and survivors. The Office of Campus Ministry hosted the interfaith service, which included a Shinto ritual prayer, a Buddhist chant and the reading of Psalm 23 in English by Orthodox chaplain Rev. Constantine White and in Japanese by a student. “As a Jesuit and Catholic university, Georgetown stands in solidarity with all people throughout the world in times of suffering,” said Rev. Kevin O’Brien, S.J., executive director of the Office of Campus Ministry. Yuko Shimada (F’13) of Tokyo, president of the student group Japan Network, told the prayer service attendees that she “felt connected to complete strangers in Japan who relied on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to communicate with their friends and families.” Students from the MSFS program held a fundraiser for victims March 19; a group of MSFS students set up a website to provide information about the disaster and collect donations. They raised several thousand dollars. The Asian Studies Program prepared weekly podcasts related to the disaster, offering a variety of points of view. Learn more at asianstudies.georgetown.edu/multimedia. ■

Daniel Byman is the author of A High Price: The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism (Oxford University Press), in which he breaks down the dual myths of Israeli omnipotence and—conversely—ineptitude in fighting terror, offering a nuanced, definitive historical account of the state’s bold but often failed efforts to fight terrorist groups. John L. Esposito is the author of What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam, second edition (Oxford University Press), in which he presents the answers to questions about the origin and traditions of Islam and the customs and political beliefs of the more than one billion people who call themselves Muslims. Charles King is the author of Odessa: Genius and Death in a City of Dreams (W.W. Norton), in which he presents a colorful account of the transformation of one of Europe’s foremost Jewish cities and the greatest port on the Black Sea, told through the stories of its geniuses and villains. Theodore H. Moran is the author of Foreign Direct Investment and Development: Launching a Second Generation of Policy Research (Peterson Institute for International Economics), in which he argues that FDI promotes economic and social welfare when deployed effectively across sectors.

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W AL S H W IRE ■ A single-year record number Georgetown students and recent alumni received Fulbright awards for the 2011–2012 academic year, and the tally of 19 winners includes eight SFS students and alumni. Among the recipients are Gabriela Baca (F’08), English teaching assistantship to Brazil; Kevin Donovan (F’11), research Fulbright in economic development to South Africa; Charlotte Guy (F’09), Fulbright to Brazil; Maximilien Lambertson (F’11), English teaching assistantship to Bulgaria; Amanda Rivkin (SSP’11), research Fulbright in photography in Azerbaijan; Christine Satkowski (MAAS’11), research Fulbright to Jordan; Sam Sadle (MSFS’11), English teaching assistantship to Turkey; and Sarah Tucker (’11), research Fulbright in education to Cameroon.

faith and ethics questions across classes and disciplines, to participate in a capstone seminar and to contribute their knowledge in a growing field.

■ Starting this fall, SFS will be offering a Religion, Ethics and World Affairs (REWA) certificate in collaboration with the Berkley Center. The REWA certificate gives students an opportunity to explore

■ A number of programs will have new leadership. Osama Abi-Mershed, an assistant professor in the history department, becomes the director of the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS), succeeding Barbara

■ SFS’ Institute for the Study of Democracy awarded Georgetown’s 2010 Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting to John Pomfret of the Washington Post and The New Yorker’s Dexter Filkins. At a ceremony, keynote speaker David Ignatius of the Post said the two reporters honored “really are the very best in the business.” A committee of seasoned journalists chooses the winners of the Weintal Prize, which has been awarded annually since 1975. ISD also honored the website ForeignPolicy.com, launched in 2009 by Foreign Policy magazine, with a special citation.

Stowasser. Tim Barbari—who has been dean of the Graduate School and Associate Provost for Research—will lead the Science, Technology and International Affairs (STIA) program, succeeding Elisabeth Stephen. Raj Desai, an associate professor of international development, becomes new director of the International Development Certificate, replacing founding IDEV director Maria Luise Wagner. Judith Tucker, a professor of history, returns from SFS-Qatar to become director of the Master of Arts in Arab Studies program, succeeding JeanFrancois Seznec. Ann Van Dusen, who has taught at Georgetown since 1999, worked at USAID for 25 years as both a social scientist and senior manager and was chief operating officer of Save the Children/US, becomes the interim head of the Master of Arts in Global Human Development program. ■

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SFS Proves Perfect Fit for Oldenski For Lindsay Oldenski, the students in the Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy (IBD) give her bragging rights among her colleagues at other universities. “On the whole I’ve just been really impressed with Georgetown students. Georgetown is definitely one of the best places to teach. I’m always bragging to my colleagues at other universities,” Oldenski said. Oldenski, an assistant professor within the School of Foreign Service, came to Georgetown and IBD in 2009. It wasn’t just the students; the faculty were also part of what attracted her to Georgetown. “It’s just amazing. The people have diverse backgrounds, but everyone’s interested in international affairs,” she said. The Landegger Program is “exactly what my focus is,” she said, explaining that her interest in multinationals and international businesses from a policy perspective made IBD a good fit. The Washington location didn’t hurt, either. “I really like D.C. We have a lot of universities, international organizations and the government. There’s always something to do and I think it attracts really interesting people,” Oldenski said. The IBD Gateway course is Oldenski’s favorite to teach. Each professor gets to customize the course and hers is focused on multinationals and outsourcing, which is also the topic of much of her research. “Outsourcing is talked a lot about in the press and you hear generally a

Lindsay Oldenski joined the SFS faculty in 2009.

lot of fear-mongering and isolationist sentiments and when you actually do the research and do the data, it usually turns out that globalization, in general, is a good thing,” she said. Oldenski received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego and her M.P.P. from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government; prior to coming to Georgetown, Oldenski taught at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and California State University, San Marcos.

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Recent Grad Pham Balanced Academics, DC Experience

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erek Pham (F’11) has high expectations for himself— and for his peers: “I’m waiting to see what force of nature our class of SFSers will be.” Pham, an International Politics major, graduated in December with the BSFS degree as well as an Asian Studies Certificate. He said he became interested in international affairs through Model U.N. at his high school in California. As he began to study at Georgetown, Pham’s interest in his own Vietnamese heritage contributed to his interest in Derek Pham’s (F’11) thesis was the Asian Studies Certificate. published in the Journal of Politics The more he learned about East and Society. and Southeast Asia, the more he wanted to know about the interplay between the two regions. Pham crafted a thesis for his certificate, focusing on why China had, or had been depicted as having, gone rogue with its claims to the South China Sea. “I was interested in asking why China had suddenly broken the status quo. By making waves with its territorial claims, China was compromising its image as a ‘good neighbor,’” Pham said. Pham’s thesis was published in the spring edition of Columbia’s Journal of Politics and Society. Pham didn’t spend all his time in class; in his time at SFS, he served on the board of the Vietnamese Student Association and served as the advocacy chair for UNICEF. And since his move to Houston, he’s missed D.C.: “If future students could wrap their heads around the food, the people, the places, the events, the museums and the history, the culture and the type of government, the opportunity and the professional development—all this in a city of 500,000 at night and 1 million by day—then they would know exactly why coming to school in D.C. is one of those opportunities too good to pass.” Pham is currently working for Teach for America in Houston, but his long-term goal is to pursue a career at the U.S. State Department, with a pit stop for a master’s in international relations along the way. All told, Pham credited Georgetown as a primary influence on his development as a scholar and as a person. “My college experiences mattered—they gave me the mindsets and the interpersonal skills that I needed to become the kind of person I know I am and can be,” Pham said. He added that Georgetown provided the academic foundation but also taught him to slow down and embrace self-reflection. “It was only when I came to accept the paths I had chosen—without doubting the practicality of such paths—that I realized it’s my choice.” ■

Advancing SFS

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hanks to the generosity of friends and alumni of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, contributions to the Dean’s Leadership Fund have reached a record $1 million. This important fund allows the School of Foreign Service to invest strategically in new programs, new faculty, and additional student opportunities that will help SFS continue as the premier school of international affairs. It is not too early to note that the School of Foreign Service will celebrate its centennial in 2019. As we look forward to celebrating this milestone, we need to continue to build on To give to SFS, visit sfs.georgetown.edu/giving the accomplishments of the past even as we identify and prepare ourselves for the challenges of the future. A strong foundation has been laid through the many contributions that have been made to the School, and we will need your active involvement in making sure that the next 100 years are as successful as the first. This October will mark the beginning of the public phase of the university-wide capital campaign. Georgetown University will be reaching out all alumni and friends to involve you in this effort. Together, we can all make Georgetown stronger. Sincerely, Richard Jacobs Senior Director of Development PS—I hope that you have enjoyed this newsletter. As you think about the SFS stories that resonated with you and the impact that the School of Foreign Service has had on your life, I encourage you to use the response envelope for “benevolent purposes.” You may also visit sfs.georgetown.edu/giving. I may be reached at any time at rj224@ georgetown.edu or 202/687-7088.

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