Category: Despatches, Featured News, News

Title: Introducing the 2021-23 Cohort of Donald F. McHenry Global Public Service Fellows

Date Published: December 8, 2021
This semester, the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy was pleased to welcome the second cohort of Donald F. McHenry Global Public Service Fellows. The five new fellows began their master’s studies across four master’s programs in Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, as they take their next steps toward a career in transformational global public service leadership. Under the direction of Ambassador (ret.) James I. Gadsden, the fellows participate in a tailored program of skills development workshops to enhance their graduate study of international affairs.

This year’s new fellows, who will graduate in 2023, represent master’s programs in Global Human Development, Security Studies, Arab Studies, and in Foreign Service. They come from diverse backgrounds and countries, with academic and policy interests that range from environment and energy, to poverty eradication, political and social movements, and U.S. national security policy. Learn more about them:

With the fellowship now in its first in-person year, the Class of 2023 joins the Class of 2022 to make up the first full complement of ten McHenry Fellows. “The McHenry Fellows are remarkable high achievers, who came to the program with demonstrated accomplishments in global public service and who now seek greater leadership roles to tackle vexing global challenges,” Ambassador Gadsden said. “I am inspired tremendously by their skills, their intellect, and their passion.”

ISD Director Ambassador (ret.) Barbara Bodine added: “We are delighted to see the McHenry Fellows Program progress into its second full year and are honored that ISD continues to serve as the steward of Ambassador McHenry‘s vision and generous gift to the University.”

In partnership with the eight master’s degree programs across the School of Foreign Service, the McHenry Fellowship will continue to recruit exceptionally qualified graduate students who are committed to careers in transformational global public service. The Institute is actively recruiting applicants for the third cohort of fellows, who will begin master’s programs at Georgetown in fall 2022.