Alumni Spotlights


Hannah Beswick ’05

Hannah Beswick ’05 is a global affairs specialist, whose work has spanned the United Nations, government, and academia.
Hannah currently works in climate policy, serving as a Senior Advisor for COP28 in the Office of the United Arab Emirates Climate Change Special Envoy. She formerly served as the partnerships lead at the UN Women Liaison Office for the Gulf Cooperation Council, managing strategic partnerships across the Arabian Gulf to accelerate progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Prior to this, Hannah served as the Women, Peace and Security Advisor and Senior Gender Advisor at the Permanent Mission of the UAE to the United Nations in New York where she provided policy advice at the intersection of peace, security, gender, and sustainable development. 

Hannah developed her passion for advancing gendered perspectives and women’s participation in all aspects of peace and security while working with the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security in Washington, D.C. Prior to this, she served in the Peace Corps in Morocco, working to advance youth development and women’s empowerment. Hannah received her B.A. in International Studies from Vassar College and her M.A. in Arab Studies from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.
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