Post Tagged with: "SFS"

Values Without Borders

A woman’s role in society can be a touchy subject in Arab countries. But with the establishment of the new women’s center at the School of Foreign Service’s Qatar campus, Georgetown has reaffirmed its commitment to promoting equal opportunity for all. Qatar, a state with a booming economy, seeks to[Read More…]

by November 29, 2010 0 comments Opinion

University Utilizes Telecommunication to Benefit of Students

The university is making headlines in the technology community following the release of a case study on the efficacy of telecommunications and videoconferencing in university classrooms. Since 2008, the Hilltop has been home to a “global classroom,” featuring cutting-edge audiovisual communications technology, which students and faculty use to interact with[Read More…]

by October 25, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Undergrad Council Heads to Form Inter-School Body

The presidents of all four academic councils have teamed up to establish an inter-school academic council, which they hope will ease coordination on issues affecting all undergraduate students. First conceived during the fall 2009 semester, the idea led to a series of group meetings beginning last fall. This summer, the[Read More…]

by October 21, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

SFS Certificate Coordinator Resigns

In response to what some view as the systematic weakening of the School of Foreign Service’s International Development certificate over the past year, Zara Khan (SFS ’07) is resigning from her role as program coordinator. Khan said in an email to students pursuing the certificate, that although she was promised[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News, Uncategorized

2 Elude Map Class This Year

In a dramatic decrease from last year, only two students in the School of Foreign Service scored high enough on the Oct. 7 exam to place out of the SFS’s required Map of the Modern World course. Last October, 65 SFS students tested out of Map of the Modern World,[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Uribe Arrival Marked by Protest

With former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Vélez’s arrival on campus Wednesday came a series of protests denouncing his appointment as a School of Foreign Service Distinguished Scholar in the Practice of Global Leadership. On Wednesday afternoon, dozens of activists congregated in Red Square to protest alleged human rights abuses during[Read More…]

by September 10, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Former Colombian President Joins SFS

Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Vélez was appointed to the faculty of the School of Foreign Service in August, according to a university press release. Uribe was named a Distinguished Scholar in the Practice of Global Leadership and will lead programs for SFS students and faculty addressing issues in the[Read More…]

by August 27, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Celebrated European History Professor Dies at 78

The university lost a distinguished member of its community as professor Richard Stites of the history department in the School of Foreign Service passed away on March 7 surrounded by family and friends after a battle with cancer. Stites was 78 years old and on research leave in Helsinki, Finland.[Read More…]

by March 12, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Map Changes Revisited

The SFS Academic Council established a Map of the Modern World working group about two weeks ago, a move that followed earlier recommendations put forth in the council’s report on this year’s changes to the School of Foreign Service’s core requirement. James Reardon-Anderson, senior associate dean and director of undergraduate[Read More…]

by March 2, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Student Panel Reflects on Climate Talks

Among the tens of thousands of people gathered in Copenhagen, Denmark, last December were five members of the Georgetown community four students and a professor who reconvened on Wednesday in the Mortara Center for International Studies to share what they had gained from their experience at the largest climate conference[Read More…]

by February 5, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News