Nicolas Albertoni is a Fulbright Scholar graduate student in the Master of Latin American Studies program at the School of Foreign Service, concentrating in political economy. His research focuses on trade and economic and political diplomacy in Latin America. He holds a bachelor degree in international business and economic integration from the Universidad Católica del Uruguay. He has authored two books: “Instrucciones para inventar la rueda. Qué tienen los países que progresan y cómo aplicarlo a Uruguay?” (Taurus, 2014) and “Entre el Barrio y el Mundo ¿Mercosur o el Modelo Chileno?” (Taurus, 2011).
M.J. Crawford is a Master of Science in Foreign Service candidate concentrating in global politics and security. Her ISD research project investigates how social and educational disparities affecting U.S. racial and ethnic minorities contribute to low levels of diversity in internationally-focused careers. Her research will measure the risk this poses to U.S. national security and global economic competitiveness against a changing world order. Prior to graduate study, Ms. Crawford worked with the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and a non-profit organization in her hometown of Flint, Michigan. She will join the U.S. Foreign Service upon graduation as a Charles B. Rangel Fellow.
Mike Fox is a Master of Science in Foreign Service student concentrating in international development. His research focuses on the intersection of international aid and American diplomacy. Mr. Fox holds a Bachelor's Degree in political science and Spanish, Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. Prior to attending Georgetown University, he worked for several years as a political organizer, including for Congressman Joe Kennedy, and then at Root Capital, a nonprofit social impact investment firm. Over the summer of 2015, he interned in Tbilisi, Georgia, with the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Mike is originally from Sharon, Massachusetts.
Elijah Jatovsky is an Honors Candidate senior in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service studying international politics with a concentration in foreign policy and policy processes. His research interests focus on the Israeli-Arab peace process and he has lived in Israel and Jordan. Elijah has worked for Israel's U.S. Embassy, Mercy Corps Jordan and the Department of State's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.
Emelie Roos is a graduate student in the Master of Foreign Service program, concentrating in global politics and security. Her research focuses on state-sponsored propaganda in the 21st century and government responses. She holds a bachelor's and master's degree from the Swedish National Defence College. Prior to resuming her studies, she worked as a research assistant for the OSCE and as a foreign policy advisor to the Swedish Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Gillian Schreiber is a graduate student in the Master's in Arab Studies (MAAS). Prior to joining MAAS, Gillian spent two years working at Independent Diplomat, a non-profit diplomatic advisory firm in New York City. Gillian graduated from Emory University in December 2010 with a B.A. in international studies, concentrating on conflict and security in the Middle East and North Africa, and a minor in Arabic. She has interned at the Carter Center and at the Clinton Foundation and lived in both Morocco and Israel. Her research interests include separatist movements, U.S. policy in Yemen and Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Vikram Shah is a senior in the School of Foreign Service studying international politics with a concentration in international security and Arab studies. He has studied and worked on issues pertaining to the Middle East for three years and hopes to one day work for the policy-making community. During his undergraduate career, Vikram worked for the Danish Refugee Council in Amman, Jordan, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, and the Department of State's Near Eastern Affairs Bureau.
Amanda Zeidan is a graduate student in the Master of Science in Foreign Service program concentrating in global business and finance. Her research focuses on public-private partnerships to track and prevent financing to international terrorist organizations. Prior to attending Georgetown, Amanda worked as a Foreign Affairs Fellow in the Office of Senator Harry Reid (Nevada). She has also worked in community economic development in Peace Corps Azerbaijan and on election monitoring issues for The Carter Center. She is currently a Department of State Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellow.