Meet GHD’s New Deputy Director, Erwin Tiongson

Erwin R. Tiongson is Professor of the Practice and Deputy Director of the Global Human Development (GHD) Program. He previously served as Concentration Chair for International Development in the Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) Program.  Click to read more about his career and personal passion for students studying international affairs.

Andrea with iPACE participants (June 2019)

GHD’17 Andrea Welsh named Director of World Learning’s Institute for Political and Civic Education

Congrats to GHD alum Andrea Welsh!  After completing her Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship with Myanmar’s Ministry of Education and working on the Rohingya refugee crisis in Rakhine State, Andrea moved to Yangon to serve as the Director of World Learning’s Institute for Political and Civic Education (iPACE). In her new role, Andrea manages the program which trains over 400 civil society leaders and political activists each year who represent every state and region across the country.



Maputi Botlhole, GHD'20 on her first day as a social enterprise intern under the LINKAGES project at FHI360 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Maputi Botlhole, GHD’20: an Opportune Time for Social Enterprise in Thailand

It is July 8th, 2019, and as I reflect on my 4-week journey interning at FHI360 in Bangkok, Thailand; I find myself reminiscing about the application process that led me to join the Global Human Development (GHD) program. When I applied to be part of the GHD program, I didn’t expect that it would take only one academic year to start connecting to goals from my application letter. Nor did I anticipate just how much what I learned in the past academic year would prepare me for “pinchable” moments that I can only describe as “dreams fulfilled.”

GHD'15 Anne Johnson

Fast Company Honors Dalberg’s The Human Account, co-led by GHD’15 Alum Anne Johnson

At Fast Company’s 2019 World Changing Ideas Awards, Dalberg received honors for The Human Account, which aspires to inform and transform fintech products and policies for underserved populations.  In India, one of the six countries profiled in The Human Account, Anne co-led quantitative analysis of a 3000-person survey to identify distinct market segments using a methodology that moved beyond the demographics typically collected in such exercises to also include behavioral and psychometric insights.

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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.

Shareen Joshi

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.

Eric in Uganda

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.