On Wednesday, March 30th 2016 the School of International Relations held an alumni event on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Around 50 alumni came together to reconnect with former classmates, chat with fellow members of the SIR Trojan family, and get to know current IR students enrolled in the DC Dornsife program. Also in attendance were Dr. Wayne Sandholtz and Dr. Jeffrey Fields. Dr. Sandholtz, the current SIR Director, shared information regarding the exciting programs at SIR, including overseas programs for students in Valencia, Spain; Santa Barbara, CA; and Mexico City, Mexico, as well as the scholarships and funding for students. Dr. Jeffrey Fields, the Director of the DC Dornsife program, kept alumni informed regarding the program and its expansion to both Fall and Spring semesters. Alan O'Donnell, President of the USC Alumni Club in DC and SIR grad, told attendees on how they can stay connected to the USC community in DC.
We would like to thank all of our alumni, students and friends who were able to attend the event and hope you'll all be joining us at future celebrations, in DC and around the world!
Amanda Schmidt (BA, 2015) was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship.
Neil Glick (BA, 1994) in 2014 was awarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria the Golden Laurel Branch. Two past recipients of the Golden Laurel Branch were Madeline Albright and Hillary Rodham Clinton. It was for his naming the intersection of their DC Embassy for a Bulgarian national hero, Dimitar Peshev.
Meghan Moore (BA, 1996) is a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State.
Henrietta Levin (BA, 2012) is Presidential Management Fellow, at the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Shoko Oda (BA, 2015) is a Reporter for Bloomberg News at the Tokyo bureau.