Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service

school of international affairs at Georgetown University

The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, known simply as the School of Foreign Service or SFS, is a school of international relations at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. It is considered to be one of the world's leading international affairs schools, granting degrees at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Notable alumni include U.S. president Bill Clinton, former CIA director George Tenet, and King Felipe VI of Spain, as well as the heads of state or government of many countries. Its faculty has also included many distinguished figures in international affairs, such as former U.S. secretary of state Madeleine Albright, former U.S. secretary of defense Chuck Hagel, and former president of Poland Aleksander Kwaśniewski.Founded in 1919, the School of Foreign Service predates the U.S. Foreign Service by six years and is known for the large number of graduates who end up working in U.S. foreign policy. Despite its reputation for producing prominent American statesmen and diplomats, the SFS is not a diplomatic academy, and its graduates go on to have careers in a diverse set of sectors, including Wall Street. The School of Foreign Service was established by Fr. Edmund A. Walsh, S.J. with the goal of preparing Americans for various international professions in the wake of expanding U.S. involvement in world affairs after the First World War. Today, the school hosts a student body of approximately 2,250 from over 100 nations each year. It offers an undergraduate program based in the liberal arts, which leads to the Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) degree, as well as eight interdisciplinary graduate programs.
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Bill Clinton

42nd president of the United States

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My Life

autobiography of Bill Clinton

author: Bill Clinton

2004

The President Is Missing

novel by Bill Clinton and James Patterson

author: Bill Clinton, James Patterson

2018

Between Hope and History

book by Bill Clinton

author: Bill Clinton

1996

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James Hillman

American psychologist

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Robert Baer

American CIA case officer and author

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George Tenet

Director of the CIA

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Adam Winkler

legal scholar

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