Hoya Citings: Georgetown student brings Bible Belt to Persian Gulf

Vox is trying out a new series, “Hoya Citings,” where we feature Georgetown students doing research, publishing work, or engaging in other interesting educational pursuits. First part of our series starts with a student on the SFS-Qatar campus. The title of Nikhil Lakhanpal’s (SFS-Q, ’14) blog, “Southern Fried Kabob,” takes globalization to the next level. […]

SFS-Q students hold first-of-its-kind fundraiser in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In America, breast cancer awareness has become somewhat of a national phenomenon—between the ribbons, the special clothing lines (some from the unlikeliest of retailers), and the White House turning into the Pink House for a night, Americans certainly take the fight for the cure pretty seriously. But in other parts of the world, like Qatar, […]

Prefrosh Preview: A guide to the School of Foreign Service

This week, Vox wanted to give the Class of 2015 a sneak peek into each of Georgetown University’s four undergraduate schools. Today, we take a look at the School of Foreign Service (SFS). A strong core builds a strong degree, so they say With a heavy load of core requirements, you’ll still be stuck in […]

University appoints new dean for SFS-Qatar

Several days after naming a new dean for the MSB, Georgetown has announced  the selection of Gerd Nonneman as the new Dean of the School of Foreign Service in Qatar, effective in September. Nonneman will succeed interim dean Mehran Kamrava, who has served at SFS-Q since 2009. “Dean Nonneman has had a rich and varied […]

SFS-Q holds third undergraduate commencement

Last Saturday, the Gulf Times reported that the Georgetown Unviersity University School of Foreign Service-Qatar had graduated its third class of undergraduates. As in previous years, University President John DeGioia delivered the commencement address to the class of 46. In his address, DeGioia told the graduates, “When we live our lives at the frontiers, we […]

SFS-Q students launch political and literary magazine

Last Wednesday, students at Georgetown’s SFS-Qatar campus released the first issue of Diwan, a bilingual, student-run news and culture magazine. “The term Diwan is an Arabic word that refers to a collection of poems or scholarly articles by an Urdu, Persian, Arab, or Turkish scholar or poet,” Noora Al-Manni (SFS ’13), co-editor of Diwan, said in a […]

SFS-Q adds another major, bringing total offered to three

Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar will officially inaugurate its third major on February 13th. The international economics major joins international politics and culture and politics majors available for the campus’ 180 students. Assistant Professor Alexis Antoniades cited “courses in economics, international trade, international finance, economic development and globalization” as the major’s core curriculum […]

Hersh calls military officials crusaders in speech at SFS-Q

Seymour Hersh, a writer for the New Yorker, spoke last week at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar on the differences in foreign policy between the Bush and Obama administrations. “I don’t know how to describe Obama, as somebody who’s now in office for two years,” Hersh said. “Just when we needed an angry […]

SFS-Qatar graduates second undergraduate class

Last Saturday, Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service-Qatar graduated its second undergraduate class. President John DeGioia was on hand to award diplomas to the 31 members of the graduating class. In his keynote address, DeGioia told the graduates, “Commencement is a beginning, a stepping forward into a world that desperately needs your skills, your dreams […]