Post Tagged with: "Foreign Service"

DILLON: American Dreamin’

DILLON: American Dreamin’

Earlier this week, I awoke from a vivid nightmare. I dreamt that my daughter had been forcibly taken by the police and incarcerated. Her crime was her failure to produce adequate documentation of her legal presence in this country; like most Americans, she doesn’t regularly carry her proof of citizenship.[Read More…]

by February 13, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Interviews with nine graduate and undergraduate students, faculty members and former diplomats reflected a growing attitude of disaffection with State Department leadership and the administration of President Donald Trump in the School of Foreign Service.

In Era of Trump and Tillerson, Students Lose Faith in Foreign Service Careers

As turmoil in the Department of State and widespread disaffection with the Trump administration’s leadership drive away top students from careers in foreign service, educators are sounding the alarm about the future of the nation’s diplomatic corps. Interviews with nine graduate and undergraduate students, faculty members, administrators and former diplomats[Read More…]

by December 8, 2017 8 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Following SFS Letter, State Department Reinstates Diplomacy Fellowships

The U.S. Department of State has reversed its decision to suspend two classes of the Thomas R. Pickering and Charles B. Rangel international affairs fellowships, upholding its prior commitment to hire fellows  to career positions in the U.S. foreign service, the department announced Thursday. Citing budget cuts and a freeze[Read More…]

by June 29, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
Claudia Fritsche, Liechtenstein’s ambassador to the United States, remarked on the changes she has noted in her 40-year career in foreign service.

Diplomat Discusses Career in Foreign Service

Claudia Fritsche, Liechtenstein’s ambassador to the United States, recounted her career in foreign service in an event hosted by the International Relations Club at the Mortara Center on Wednesday evening. Fritsche, Lichtenstein’s first female diplomat and a former ambassador to the United Nations, has worked in foreign service for over[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

A More Inviting Peace Corps

Applying to the Peace Corps is a big commitment — one that, until recently, came with a lot of uncertainty. The two-year program has, since 1961, assigned its corps members to the countries where they will spend the next two years through a lottery system. Changes to the application process[Read More…]

by September 30, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Former Ambassador to Yemen Barbara Bodine became the director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy on July 1, after a 33-year career with the United States Foreign Service.

Career Diplomat Charts Future for Institute

Ambassador Barbara Bodine joined the School of Foreign Service as the director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy on July 1. The former ambassador to Yemen left the United States Foreign Service after a 33-year career, which included a stint as administrator of the Baghdad area in 2003.[Read More…]

by August 29, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
The Diplomatic Ball will return for its 89th year tonight.

Ball Ups Diplomat Quotient

The School of Foreign Service’s 89th Annual Diplomatic Ball, held tonight at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, has resurrected old traditions and is also seeking to establish new ones. As the 90th Diplomatic Ball and the School of Foreign Service centennial approach in the coming years, the 2014 Dip Ball[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Professional Foreign Service Sorority Celebrates Forty Years

For four decades, the sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Sorority have been encouraging foreign service among the women of Georgetown. Founded in 1973, the sorority celebrated its 40th anniversary Feb. 24.  It takes its name from the DPEfraternity, which was founded in 1920. Though the fraternity and sorority are separate,[Read More…]

by March 1, 2013 1 comment Campus News, News

Alum Named U.S. Ambassador to Poland

Georgetown alum Steven Mull (F ’80) was sworn in as the U.S. Ambassador to Poland Wednesday. “In the 23 years since it regained independence, Poland has proven itself as an unshakable ally of the United States, standing shoulder to shoulder with us on the front lines from Iraq to Afghanistan,[Read More…]

by October 26, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

SFS Adds Two Masters Programs

The Walsh School of Foreign Service added two new masters programs to its offerings Thursday — Asian Studies and Global Human Development. Both will begin in Fall 2012 with the first Masters of Arts degrees to be awarded in 2014. The Global Human Development degree will instruct students in how[Read More…]

by July 16, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News