Sanford J. Ungar, Director, The Free Speech Project

Sanford Ungar headshot

Sanford J. Ungar, president emeritus of Goucher College, is director of the Free Speech Project at Georgetown University. He has been director of the Voice of America and dean of the School of Communication at American University.  During his journalism career, he was a staff writer for The Washington Post, Washington editor of The Atlantic, managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, and co-host of “All Things Considered” on NPR. He is the author or editor of six nonfiction books, including The Papers & The Papers: An Account of the Legal and Political Battle over the Pentagon Papers. Ungar earned an AB in Government magna cum laude from Harvard College and a Master’s degree in International History from the London School of Economics. He teaches undergraduate seminars on Free Speech at both Georgetown University and Harvard College.

Khoury Johnson, Project Manager/Editor

Khoury Johnson is project manager and editor of the Free Speech Project. Before joining FSP, Khoury worked as a writer for the Urban Institute. A graduate of Georgetown’s Asian Studies M.A. program, he earned his BA in Political Science (minor in Chinese) from Temple University


Research Contributors 


Jesus Rodriguez is a senior in the School of Foreign Service studying international politics. A first-generation student from Orlando, Florida, Jesus has served as an editor and writer for The Hoya and as an editorial intern for the Council on Foreign Relations.

Maya Gandhi is a junior in the School of Foreign Service studying international history. Originally from Tampa, Florida, she has worked for The Hoya throughout her time at Georgetown, previously serving as an executive editor.

Emma Vahey is a junior Government major at Georgetown University, originally from Fairfield, CT. She is passionate about supporting diversity of thought and opinion on her campus, which she does as an Associate Board Member of the Lecture Fund.

Gustav Honl-Stuenkel is a junior at Georgetown University studying Government and Philosophy, originally from Minneapolis, MN. He works as a writing consultant in Georgetown’s Writing Center, and is interested in the ways that traditional political concepts, especially Free Speech, evolve in modern politics.

Denna Nazem is a junior in the School of Foreign Service, majoring in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. Originally from the Bay Area, California, she is vice president of external affairs for the Georgetown Lecture Fund and is passionate about Free Speech on and off college campuses. 

Erin Doherty is a junior in Georgetown College studying government and education, inquiry and justice. A Washington, D.C. native, Erin has a passion for journalism and currently serves as a Senior News Editor for The Hoya and she was an editorial intern for Bethesda Magazine.

Rose Dallimore is a freshman in the School of Foreign Service, majoring in International Politics, with a minor in Theology. She is from New York City and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Outside of FSP, Rose is interested in creative writing and public service, diplomacy, and foreign policy. 

Jaime Moore-Carrillo is a freshman in the School of Foreign Service majoring in international politics and minoring in history. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Jaime works as a staff writer for The Hoya and serves as an editor for The Caravel.