Last May, as the novel coronavirus spread and government employees began to realize temporary shut-downs might extend into summer and beyond, an institutional partner of RFG at the U.S. State Department made all the difference for students.
Explore the activities of Robertson Fellows and RFG’s academic and institutional partners highlighting public service engagement, government leadership development, foreign policy, international relations, and national security.
A diverse group of 77 students from 26 colleges and universities joined PLEN’s first virtual seminar on Women in Global Policy in May, the largest group of participants in PLEN seminar history. The students hailed from 22 states and four countries, including Ghana and Pakistan.
On January 30th, the foundation hosted a New Year Networking event to kick off our tenth anniversary year. Intended as a cross-fellowship and multi-organization career networking event, it provided attendees with an opportunity to expand and enhance their professional networks and foster contacts and camaraderie to catalyze the sharing of resources, events and job information, to facilitate collaboration, and build a network of public service leaders across the dynamic range of public policy and government fellowships in our region.
RFG Supports Diversity in Public Service
On July 12th more than more than 600 registered attendees and 80 exhibitors attended the PPIA Public Service Expo. The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) is a not-for-profit that has been supporting efforts to increase diversity in public service for 39 years. PPIA believes that our society is best served by public managers, policy makers, and community leaders who represent diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
Kyle Fowler (Bush, Class of 2015) has been awarded the DOE NNSA 2019 Linton F. Brooks Medal for Dedication to Public Service. He was one of two early-career National Nuclear Security Administration employees to receive this award.
RFG is a proud sponsor of the Sammies
From pathbreaking scientists to tenacious human rights advocates, meet the outstanding federal employees who are addressing the country's greatest challenges. Meet the finalists, read the press release, and vote for the People's Choice award.