• Norah O'Donnell
  • Jim Whitaker
  • Parag Khanna

Norah O’Donnell (C’95, G’03)

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Chief Washington Correspondent, MSNBC

As the chief Washington correspondent for NBC News’ 24-hour cable channel, MSNBC, Norah O’Donnell has had a front row seat to history. Washingtonian magazine has included O’Donnell in its list of Washington’s 100 most powerful women. Here, she reflects on the foundation she gained at Georgetown and how her philosophy classes continue to inspire her. Read more »

Tags: 9/11, Journalism, Politics, Women

Jim Whitaker (C’90)

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Filmmaker and Director, Project Rebirth

Shortly after 9/11, Jim Whitaker visited New York City. When he went to Ground Zero he felt despair and anger, but also sensed the determination and resolve of the first responders and volunteers working to clear the site and knew then that somehow New York would cope, the site would be rebuilt and that process urgently needed to be captured on film over the coming years. Thus, Project Rebirth was born. Read more »

Tags: 9/11, Documentary Films, GEMA

Parag Khanna (F’99, G’05)

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FDirector, Global Governance Initiative at the New America Foundation

In 2008, Parag Khanna was named one of Esquire’s 75 most influential people of the 21st century. He is author of the international best-seller The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order, which has been translated into over a dozen languages. He speaks German, Hindi, French, Spanish and basic Arabic and his research has taken him to close to 100 countries. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Explorers Club and was honored in 2009 as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. Read more »

Tags: Author, Geopolitical, International Relations