Dean James M. Goldgeier cordially invites you to join him in honoring the 2012-13 School of International Service F. Gunther Eyck Award and the 2013 School of International Service Alumnus/a of the Year Award recipients.
The F. Gunther Eyck Award
, named for a cherished member of the SIS faculty for fifty years, celebrates a faculty member who demonstrates dedication and devotion to teaching and students. We are pleased to present this year’s F. Gunther Eyck Award to Assistant Professor Rachel Sullivan Robinson
Dr. Robinson’s research focuses on the politics of population, reproductive health, and HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, and she also studies the determinants of birth timing in the United States. She has conducted field work in Senegal, Nigeria, Malawi, and Namibia, and is currently working on a book project investigating the relationship between family planning and HIV/AIDS interventions in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Alumnus/a of the Year Award recognizes an SIS graduate who reflects the culture of service that SIS instills in all students and characterizes our community. This year, we are honored to present the Alumnus/a of the Year Award to Lisa Martilotta, SIS/MA '03.
Lisa Martilotta is the Executive Director of the Akilah Institute for Women
, a college for young women in Kigali, Rwanda. Ms. Martilotta is currently based in Switzerland, where she is building a global network of supporters and partners who are working collaboratively with Akilah. She has previously served in senior positions at G&H International Service, Inc., the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of State, and as a confidential assistant to the U.S. Trade Representative. In 2009, Lisa received the Presidential Service Award. In January, the Council on Foreign Relations’ Development Channel featured Lisa’s blog post
on women’s employment in Rwanda.
Space is LIMITED. This event is free and is invitation-only. Please RSVP by April 3.