As a fraternity our goals are to inspire honor and scholarship in Foreign Affairs, to raise the standard of American citizenship at home and abroad, and to aid and assist every member of the Fraternity in the realization of his ideals.
Through hosting professional events, academic, and networking opportunities, we strive to foster relationships of friendliness and goodwill between the United States and all other nations. Furthermore, we seek to help members foster interpersonal relationships with professors and leaders across academic disciplines.
Alex Won, President 2017-2018
The Delta Phi Epsilon Foreign Service Fraternity is proud to present the inaugural “DPE Academic Journal.” Please enjoy four original articles, produced by our Brothers ranging across disciplines including Science, Law, and Economics. View the full pdf on here.
Alex is a Senior in the School of International Service and the School of Public Affairs. He is passionate to learn about International and Domestic Politics. He has interned with the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, was a Field Manager for the David Trone campaign, and recently finished interning with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. He has studied abroad in Brussels to learn about the intricacies of the European Union bureaucracy. He joined DPE in the Spring of 2015. Since joining, Alex has served as the Vice President and the Public Outreach chair. He has made some of his closest friends through DPE and is excited to expand the organization.
John is a Junior studying law and economics. He is interested in finance law and domestic policy and is currently pursuing various internships in the finance sector and at the federal reserve. John plans on getting his masters in justice, law, and criminology before enrolling in law school. He is currently serving as Vice President of DPE, and also a member of PSP, the national honors fraternity. John hopes to assist DPE in its efforts to grow on both a local and national level. Since joining in the fall of 2016, John has fostered and strengthened many friendships within the organization; and he hopes to foster that tradition of brotherhood for lines to come.
Stephen is a Junior in the School of International Service and the Kogod School of Business majoring in International Development and Identity, Race, Gender and Culture, along with a minor in IT. He has interned for nonprofits in the fields of economic development, civic engagement, language services, and immigration services. He is currently an intern for the Asia Bureau of the United States Agency for International Development. Since Joining DPE in the Spring of 2016, Stephen has served as Assistant Line Captain and is now Secretary, hoping to foster greater cohesion and organization in DPE.
Amir Dif is the current treasurer of DPE. As treasurer, Amir is responsible for collecting dues from brothers, and then creating an operating budget that reflects the goals the fraternity wants to accomplish, as well as finding cost saving methods. He is an Economics and Religious Studies major who hopes to make a future in Islamic Finance and banking. Amir is currently interning for Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ). His main hobby is photography, and has a large interest in studying Islamic financial and economic history.
Solomon is a Junior double majoring in International Studies and Film & Media Arts. His focus is international development and he hopes to find ways to bridge the gap between politics and pop culture, especially in the representation of marginalized groups. In addition to DPE, Solomon is also a member of Nourish International and is currently serving as Vice President of the undergraduate Student Government. He has also interned with various international development organizations, including spending a summer interning in Peru. Solomon joined DPE in the Fall of 2016 and is excited to use the resources the brotherhood offers to help the community, both at home and abroad.
Efrén is a Senior in the School of International Service and is interested in comparative global governance and the political economy of the East Asian region. He has been an intern on Capitol Hill and at the U.S. Department of State. He spent the previous semester abroad in Tokyo, where he studied Japan’s monetary and fiscal policies, as well as the implications of soft power in East Asia. His goal as Social Chair is to foster relationships with other Greek organizations and cultural groups on campus.
Felipe is a Junior in the School of International Service at American University, studying peace, global security, and conflict resolution with a regional focus on Latin America. In addition to his academic interests, he is also a classically-trained Latin jazz pianist and violinist, and performs with a variety of musical groups at AU. Felipe currently serves his peers as President of the SIS Undergraduate Council and Associate Vice President of the AU Student Government. He joined DPE in the Fall of 2016, and as Brotherhood Chair he hopes to revive the DPE tradition of Brothers Teaching Brothers and coordinate successful initiatives for bringing the brothers of DPE closer together.
Ross Babineau is a Senior at American University. In his final few months at American University and Delta Phi Epsilon, he plans on being a fundamental force in shaping the professional development of every member of the organization.
Genichiro Nishikawa is a junior majoring in Business Administration. He is from Tokyo, Japan. He has interned at several companies in Japan. He plans on reaching as many people as he can through social media as a technology chair of the organization.
Austin is a Junior in the School of International Service, studying foreign policy and national security with a regional focus on Europe/Eurasia. Hailing from Libertyville, Illinois Austin is also heavily involved on campus with AU’s Model United Nations team as well as its International Relations Society. A founding member and organizer of the Model G20 initiative on campus, Austin looks forward to using his position as alumni chair to continue fostering a spirit of cooperation between current brothers and alumni of DPE.
Question: I am interested in pledging DPE, but I am already in another Fraternity (social or professional). Can I still seek a bid to pledge?
Answer: Absolutely. Our Brothers come from many different backgrounds. This includes members of both social and professional Fraternities.
Question: What do you really mean by professional connections?
Answer: Our Brothers have worked with and interned at many locations around D.C. and the world including Congress, Secret Service, the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, and Navy, the Departments of Commerce, Labor, Defense, and State, several foreign embassies and governments, Booz Allen Hamilton, SAIC, JP Morgan, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, CFR, and the Jamestown Foundation. For a full list, see below.
Question: Will pledging Delta Phi Epsilon hurt my grades?
Answer: The simple answer is that it depends on you. We expect a serious time commitment from you, but academics come first. If you have a project or paper or any other academic or professional obligation, that will always take priority. We are a professional organization that values academics. Strong academics demonstrate your intent to be a professional and productive member of society and of the Brotherhood.
Question: What is the full time commitment of the pledge process?
Answer: Unfortunately, we are unable to give you an exact answer. The pledging process is not static. Our process is designed to instill the core values and knowledge of Delta Phi Epsilon on our pledges- therefore, it takes as long as necessary. Be assured that every Brother has been able to do well academically while pledging. Though it is a serious time commitment, we consider your individual circumstances, both academic and professional.