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Michael Bernstein


Michael Bernstein (SFS’24) is a junior in the School of Foreign Service majoring in international politics and concentrating in international security with a particular emphasis on counterterrorism. Additionally, he is minoring in government and is a candidate for the International Business Diplomacy Honors Certificate. Originally from New York, his frequent travels growing up inspired many of his academic endeavors today. On campus, he is involved in Georgetown Student Capital Partners, GU Politics, and Prison Outreach. Currently, he is also interning for a fast-paced political campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives. For the fall 2022 semester, he is studying in Geneva, Switzerland focusing on the role of second-generation Swiss Muslims in pushing back against recent discriminatory laws. He will speak to locals and experts alike to develop a nuanced perspective on the root causes of rising Islamophobia in Swiss society. When he’s not behind his laptop, he enjoys spending time with his two yellow labs and listening to true-crime podcasts.