Impact Stories

Feb 2021

The Biden-Harris Administration Must Treat Fertility Treatment as a Matter of Reproductive Choice

Madison Chapman recently published an article on cancer treatment and fertility in Ms. Magazine.

Impact Stories

Jan 2021

Georgetown unveils resources to diversify syllabi and foster inclusion in higher ed

With support from the Robertson Foundation for Government, the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) launched a new resource portal on diversity, equity and inclusion in international affairs education.

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Dec 2020

A Year of Action for G2U Initiative

The Robertson Foundation for Government is a proud supporter of the Volcker Alliance’s G2U initiative, which addresses critical governance challenges by building regional networks of governments and universities to sustainably connect government’s hiring and research needs with local university capacity. In 2020, the alliance expanded significantly and today has five G2U sites—in Chicago, Kansas City, Los Angeles, North Carolina, and Pittsburgh.

Impact Stories

Sep 2020

Virtual Internship Program Saves the Day During Pandemic

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.

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Sep 2020

New Fellowship Honors Barbara Bush

Two years following Barbara Bush’s passing in 2018, her memory is being honored by the Robertson Foundation for Government with the creation of The Women in Public Service Fellowship in Honor of Barbara Bush through the Texas A&M Foundation.

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Aug 2020

Democracy in the Middle East Roundtable

On July 27, the Robertson Foundation for Government and the Rosenthal Fellowship program co-sponsored a roundtable on “Democracy in the Middle East” featuring Shadi Hamid of the Center for Middle East Policy and Amira Maaty of the National Endowment for Democracy.

Impact Stories

Jun 2020

Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in International Relations Education

RFG is supporting the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) in its efforts to ensure that the emerging generation of public servants has a global mindset and an ability to address diversity, equity and inclusion in the practice of international affairs.

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Jun 2020

PLEN Trains Women for Global Policy Careers

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.

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May 2020

US Leaders Should Heed Findings from the Final Report of the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service

In an open letter to the President and Congress, the Robertson Foundation for Government and other good government groups urged leaders to heed the findings of the Inspired to Serve report, released in March 2020.

Impact Stories

Apr 2020

RFG Supports Meridian’s Ambassador Connections

RFG partnered with the Meridian International Center to sponsor the Welcome to Washington reception on January 15, which honored newly-credentialed ambassadors.

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Feb 2020

Over 300 attend New Year Networking event!

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.

Impact Stories

Nov 2019

NAPA 2019 Fall Meeting

RFG sponsored a session at this year’s National Academy of Public Administration 2019 Fall Meeting, “Improving the Development of Public Administrators for Global Work in the 21st Century” focused on how we can develop public administrators to be ready for global work and where there is still work to be done.

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Sep 2019

RFG sponsors 17th annual PPIA Public Service Expo

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.

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Jun 2019

RFG Fellow Kyle Fowler Honored by National Nuclear Security Administration

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.

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Jun 2019

Announcing the 2019 Service to America Medals Finalists

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.

Impact Stories

Apr 2019

Volcker Alliance announces first Government-to-University (G2U) councils

In the coming months, the Volcker Alliance will partner with government and university leaders in Austin and Kansas City to establish two inaugural “G2U Regional Councils.” RFG is a proud partner in the G2U initiative, which aims to catalyze a robust local marketplace that can sustainably connect government’s hiring and research needs with local university capacity.

Impact Stories

Jan 2019

APSIA Diversity Forum

In 2018 RFG supported the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) Diversity Initiative. APSIA launched its Diversity Forum series in 2017 to inspire students and young professionals — and those who counsel them — to pursue careers in international affairs.