Our core and affiliated faculty are leading scholars in their fields, committed to collaborative learning and pushing the boundaries of knowledge in international affairs. Through their leadership of research seminars, active participation in Mortara events, and in their outstanding mentoring and teaching, they help to make Georgetown a world class university. Please click on the link on the left to learn more about our faculty community.
Dr. Albright is the first Michael and Virginia Mortara Endowed Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. In 1997, Dr. Albright was named the first female Secretary of State and became, at that time, the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. Secretary Albright is Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and Chair of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets. Dr. Albright received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, from President Obama on May 29, 2012.
The Center Director works with an Executive Committee representing all the disciplinary and substantive fields of the School of Foreign Service. The Executive Committee provides important feedback on the goals and direction of the Center's activities, and facilitates coordination across the University and outreach to the larger community in Washington and beyond.
In the spring of 2012, the School of Foreign Service (SFS) and the Mortara Center for International Studies launched a new research initiative, the Mortara Undergraduate Research Fellows Program. As part of the University's strong commitment to undergraduate research, a select group of the finest students in the School of Foreign Service will have the opportunity to partner with professors as research-assistants and potential co-authors on complex research projects throughout their undergraduate career.
The Mortara Center is led by Director Abraham Newman, Associate Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and supported by Assistant Director, Moira Todd, Events and Communications Coordinator Alex Phelan and a team of student assistants.