The French Global Studies Colloquium’s annual “Life After Hope” presentation will feature reflections by 2011 graduate Lacie Rawlings on Monday, March 23, at 4 p.m. in the Fried-Hemenway Auditorium of the Martha Miller Center for Global Communication.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

Rawlings is deputy director of administration, as well as executive assistant to the president and CEO, at the Stimson Center in downtown Washington, D.C.  The role allows her to enjoy her interdisciplinary interests, supporting the executive office and operations of a top global security think-tank and conducting research on the Middle East and the Maghreb.

She graduated from Hope with a major in international studies and minors in French and political science.  During her time at the college, she honed in her French and Arabic skills by joining a study-abroad program based in Rabat, Morocco.  She spent a year in Israel earning a Master of Arts degree in peace and conflict management studies at the University of Haifa before embarking on her professional career in Washington, D.C.

The Martha Miller Center for Global Communication is located at 257 Columbia Ave., at the corner of Columbia Avenue and 10th Street.