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Patricia Schultz (I’75)

Author, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die Location: Philodemic Room, Healy Hall, Georgetown University Interviewer/Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Schultz’s world opened up during her years on Georgetown’s international campus, when she learned from its diverse student population. She took a gap year to travel, worked as an au pair [...]

Yousef Al Otaiba (F’95)

United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the United States Location: Georgetown University, Davis Performing Arts Center Producer/Interviewer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) At the age of 18, Al Otaiba left his home in the United Arab Emirates to attend Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, his first visit to the United States. He [...]

Jack Leslie (F’76)

Chairman, Weber Shandwick Worldwide Location: Wagner Alumni House Interviewer/Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Leslie’s strongest memories from his time at Georgetown include professor Rev. Otto Hentz, S.J., classes in liberation theology, President Nixon’s resignation, the filming of The Exorcist and student protests, especially one that involved placing lemons in front of [...]

Jim Welch (C’71, G’05)

Deputy Managing Editor, Sports, USA Today Location: Wagner Alumni House Interviewer/Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Welch majored in government and international relations at Georgetown in the late 60s. During his senior year, he landed a job at the National Journal, where he served as a reporter during the Watergate scandal. Here, [...]

C. David Welch (F’75)

Former Assistant Secretary of State, Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State Location: Wagner Alumni House Producer/Interviewer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) With career Foreign Service officers for parents—one of whom attended Georgetown—Welch grew up around the world. Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service was a natural choice for him, and Welch entered [...]

Martin Gerra (F’49)

Former Manager of International Economics, IBM Location: Philodemic Room, Healy Hall, Georgetown University Interviewer/Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Gerra was 14 years old when Pearl Harbor was bombed on Dec. 7, 1941. At 17, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. His most vivid World War II memory is of winning [...]

Parag Khanna (F’99, G’05)

Director, Global Governance Initiative at the New America Foundation Location: Barclay Hotel, New York City, during John Carroll Weekend 2009 Producer/Interviewer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) 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 [...]

Frank J. Prial (C’51)

Former Wine Columnist, The New York Times, and Author, Decantations Location: Philodemic Room, Healy Hall, Georgetown University Interviewer/Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Prial reflects on post-war Washington, D.C., the competitive English classes at Georgetown and the good fortune of knowing Rev. Timothy S. Healy, S.J. Prial’s first job was at a [...]

Joseph R. Baczko (F’67)

Former Dean, Lubin School of Business, Pace University Former CEO, Blockbuster and Toys R Us International Location: Barclay Hotel, New York City during John Carroll Weekend 2009 Producer/Interviewer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) A German-born Hungarian, Baczko was raised in France and immigrated to the United States with his family in the [...]

Jennifer Ann Delaney (G’05)

Former Executive Director, Global Action for Children Location: Georgetown University Medical Center Interviewer/Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) As a prospective student, Delaney was attracted to Georgetown’s commitment to service and focus on social justice. Throughout her studies at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, she was particularly affected by a leadership class [...]

Andrew Natsios (C’71)

Former Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), 2001–2006; Former U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan, 2006-2007; Distinguished Professor, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University Location: Philodemic Room, Healy Hall, Georgetown University Producer/Interviewer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) After graduating from Georgetown, Natsios served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1975 [...]

Karl Hofmann (F’83)

President and CEO, Population Services International Location: Georgetown Public Policy Institute Interviewer/Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Hofmann says he had his “eyes opened” at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and was particularly inspired by his economics professors. He sees the Jesuit values as good training for public service and appreciates how [...]

Luis G. Fortuño (F’82)

Former Member of Congress, R-Puerto Rico; Governor of Puerto Rico Location: U.S. House of Representatives Recording Studio Interviewer: Scott Fleming (F’72) Producer/Editors: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) and Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) When he was in high school, Fortuño participated in a Model UN conference that was held at Georgetown. He entered the Walsh School of Foreign [...]