Category: Press Materials

Title: ADVISORY: Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service Celebrates 100 Years of Educating Global Leaders

Date Published: November 11, 2019

WHAT: Founded in 1919, the Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) prepares future leaders to make the world safer, more equitable, more prosperous, and more peaceful. The Centennial Gala Weekend will bring together students, alumni, and the Washington and Georgetown communities, to celebrate the 100-year history of the School of Foreign Service.

 

OPENING PLENARY: “The Future Will Be Inclusive: Women in Global Affairs”

WHEN: 9:00 – 10:45 AM; Saturday, November 16, 2019

WHERE: Gaston Hall, 37th & O Streets, N.W., Washington, DC 20057

WHAT: SFS alumnae have been influencing international affairs through leadership roles in Congress, media, diplomacy, and in their home countries since the first women graduated from SFS. Join Ambassador Melanne Verveer (I’66, G’69), Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, for a conversation with alumnae who are leading the way in global affairs.

WHO: Opening Remarks: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

Moderator: Ambassador Melanne Verveer (I’66, G’69), Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

Panel:

  • Karen Courington (MSFS’10), Head of Product Support Operations at Facebook; former Air Force; founded Georgetown University’s student Veterans of America
  • Shéhérazade Semsar-de Boisséson (SFS’90, MSFS’90, P’20, P’23); Chief Executive Officer, POLITICO Europe 

  • Princess Ghida Talal (SFS’86, MSFS’86), Chairperson of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center
  • Rep. Stephanie Murphy (MSFS’04) (D-FLA)
  • Uzra Zeya (SFS’89), President and CEO of Alliance for Peacebuilding

 

CLOSING PLENARY: “The Diplomatic Toolkit in the 21st Century”

WHEN: 2:00 – 3:30 PM; Saturday, November 16, 2019

WHERE: Gaston Hall, 37th & O Streets, N.W., Washington, DC 20057

WHAT: Now more than ever, diplomats need a full range of tools to advance the interests of their nation in conversation across borders. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (P’87, P’94, H’99) not only created the toolbox, but she has been teaching it to SFS students for decades. She will discuss diplomacy in the 21st century with former CIA Director George Tenet (SFS’76, H’03, P’10) and General George Casey (SFS’70).

WHO: Moderator: Dean Joel Hellman

Panel:

    • Secretary Madeleine Albright (P’87, P’94, H’99)
    • George Tenet (SFS’76, H’03, P’10), Former CIA Director
    • Gen. George Casey (SFS’70), 36th Chief of Staff, United States Army

RSVP: For press credentials email gucomm@georgetown.edu or call (202) 687-4328

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About the Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)

The Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), founded in 1919, is a premier school of international affairs. SFS provides a rigorous education grounded in both theory and practice while instilling the Jesuit value of service. In 2019-2020, SFS is celebrating its Centennial, to re-engage with the School’s history and mission, connect the community, and plan for an equally influential second century.

About Georgetown University: 

Established in 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll, Georgetown is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in the United States. Located in Washington DC, Doha, Qatar, and around the world, Georgetown University is a leading academic and research institution, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world. For more information about Georgetown University, visit Georgetown.edu or connect with Georgetown on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram.