GHD Professor Derek Byerlee Named Officer of the Order of Australia

Adelaide-born or raised public figures from Guy Sebastian to Natasha Stott Despoja — and others who quietly served their communities for years — have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2019.  Among them is GHD Professor and global agriculture expert, Derek Byerlee, who co-teaches both GHDP614 Food and Agriculture for Development and GHDP761 Food Policy and Global Food System.

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Faculty Spotlight: Professor Shareen Joshi Awarded Tenure

The Global Human Development Program celebrates Professor Shareen Joshi’s recent award of tenure within the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.  She has taught GHDP 502 Political Economy of Development since 2015, one of the first core courses GHD students take in their fall semester.  Click to read highlights of Professor Joshi’s accomplishments and long-standing relationship with GHD.

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Foluyinka Fakoya, GHD ’19, Co-Authors Policy Brief with Brookings Institution

Foluyinka (Yinka) Fakoya is a second-year GHD student who is passionate about access to quality education and the development and implementation of inclusive, evidence-based education policies. While interning at the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution, she co-authored a policy brief that analyzes the effects playful learning has on leapfrogging in education.

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Student Spotlight: Eric Chu, GHD ’20

We interviewed GHD first-year student Eric Chu about his experience in the GHD program, the Pickering Fellowship, and his career plans. What class do you particularly enjoy at GHD and why? My favorite course thus far has been the GHD Political

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Professor Erwin Tiongson Wins Gerald M. Mara Faculty Mentoring Award

Congratulations to Professor Erwin Tiongson who was awarded the Gerald M. Mara Faculty Mentoring Award. This award recognizes a faculty member at Georgetown who exemplifies the spirit of cura personalis or “care for the entire person” in aiding the academic and professional development of graduate students.

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Alumni Spotlight: Olivia Nesbit, GHD ’18

Olivia Nesbit is a GHD 2018 Alumna and since has been working with USAID’s Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance. Read more about her current role, experience at GHD, and her advice to GHD students.

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GHD Connects at Georgetown Africa Business Conference

The Georgetown Africa Business Conference convened leaders from across Africa, to showcase the growth and impact of the private sector across the African continent, and to facilitate discussions around the opportunities to continue previous success. The Global Human Development Program sponsored the Georgetown Africa Business Conference, and some GHD students participated and volunteered at the event.