Georgetown Mourns, Memorializes Madeleine Albright (1937-2022)

March 24, 2022

The death from cancer on March 23 of Madeleine K. Albright (1937-2022) – the first woman U.S. Secretary of State – marks a time now for celebrating the life of […]

Ukrainian Georgetowner Appeals for Help, Understanding

February 28, 2022

The Georgetowner recently received this letter from a Ukrainian and longtime Georgetown resident Alla Rogers appealing for help in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: By Alla Rogers How can […]

Ukraine’s Profile in Courage


The situation in Ukraine is your classic David-and-Goliath story and, at this moment, it looks as though David may be winning. Or at least holding his own. Ukrainian president Volodymyr […]

Ukraine vs. Russia: Key Historical Dimensions 

January 31, 2022

Signs of imminent Russian invasion of Ukraine have dominated news headlines in recent days. The deployment of close to 100,000 Russian troops into neighboring Belarus and along Ukraine’s borders combined […]

Diplomatic Encounters: Colombian Ambassador, Juan Carlos Pinzon

January 6, 2022

In August, 2021, Juan Carlos Pinzon, Colombian Ambassador to the United States, presented his credentials virtually to President Biden. Pinzon had previously served as Ambassador to the U.S. from 2015-2017. He returned to Colombia under a new Colombian president, only to return […]

An Embassy Chat with Albanian Ambassador Floreta Faber

November 17, 2021

Albania, a small country on the Adriatic with three million people, is little known to Americans. I was therefore particularly glad to meet with its warm and gracious Ambassador, Floreta […]

Happy Hour with the Diplomatic Palate 

July 22, 2021

A hip, diplomatic crowd gathered at the Ven Embassy Row Hotel July 9 to help launch a series of international food tasting extravaganzas featuring the nation’s capital very own diplomats. […]

‘A Mighty Woman With a Torch’: Bastille Day at French Ambassador’s Residence

July 15, 2021

It could not be more fitting for the Embassy of France to unveil a beautiful miniature replica of the Statue of Liberty which will greet visitors as they enter the […]

Fauci Honored at Italian American Gala

November 12, 2020

Viewers tuned in from around the U.S. as well as from Italy, including U.S. Ambassador Lewis Eisenberg, Andrea Bocelli, Massimo Ferragamo and Isabella Rossellini.

Nature Encounters at the Red Sea and in Egypt’s Eastern Desert

October 29, 2020

Dreaming of travel during the pandemic is a great way to get away in our minds, but now’s the time to start planning. Here is some inspiration …