Dear friends of ISD,
The academic year is about to close. Graduation is this coming weekend. The non-graduates have decamped, and the family and friends of SFS’s graduating classes of 2019 have started to arrive. This is a good time for ISD to reflect on these past two semesters, to highlight the work of our awesome student fellows, and to thank our associates, fellows, distinguished resident fellows, and others for their contributions to the Institute, the University and to the academic richness that is a hallmark of Georgetown. Three of our senior fellows – Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Jeff DeLaurentis and Mark Storella – added to this richness as directors of ISD’s certificate program capstone courses. As part of ISD’s mission to prepare the next generation of policy makers, to “learn from the past to prepare for the future,” we have also added several new case studies to our library.
And, finally, this past year, and especially this past semester, we have welcomed a number of diplomacy’s most distinguished practitioners to campus – an unparalleled opportunity for our students to hear from and learn from the best.
I invite you to share in our look back at the year that was.
Barbara K. Bodine