Mortara Celebrates 10 Years


10th Anniversary Slideshow from Mortara Center on Vimeo.

On Thursday, April 23rd the Mortara Center for International Studies celebrated a decade of extraordinary accomplishment with a festive cocktail reception held at the Mortara building.  The 10th anniversary was attended by Georgetown University President John DeGioia, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, three generations of the Mortara family, School of Foreign Service Board of Visitors members, Georgetown alumni, and current and former students, faculty, and staff. Established in honor of the late Michael Mortara (SFS ’71), the Mortara Center serves as a vital hub for cutting edge research on issues of global impact.  Mortara’s work traverses disciplinary boundaries, from history to economics to anthropology to political science, and encompasses an international community of scholars and practitioners. Mortara Director Kathleen McNamara, President DeGioia and Secretary Albright each raised a glass to toast the achievements of the Mortara community, past, present and future.