Public Talks and Events


Thursday, February 18-Friday, February 19

Diversity in International Affairs Mini-Conference
International & Area Studies, The Career Center, and The International Relations Roundtable presents The Diversity in International Affairs mini-conference: designed to explore the barriers and conditions that discourage the participation of historically underrepresented groups in US foreign policy and international affairs communities. We’ll also look at how to increase diversity, be an advocate for underrepresented groups, and provide insider tips on how to begin a career in foreign policy.

Thursday, February 18

4:00 pm: Academic Panel, in Umrath Lounge
Panelists include:
Jeremy Caddel, International and Area Studies
Leila Sadat, Professor of Law and Director of Whitney H. Harris World Law Institute
Jessica Wamala, Rhodes Scholar, Truman Scholar, Rangel Scholar and Gates Millennium Scholar
Li Zou, School of Social Work

6:00 pm: Keynote Speaker, in Umrath Lounge
Richard Hoagland, Ambassador, US Department of State
U.S. Policy? Gay Rights are Human Rights 


Friday, February 19

12:00 pm, DUC 276: Careers in Foreign Affairs Panel
Panelists include:
Sara Baker, Center for Democracy in the Americas
Colleen Hickey, US Department of Housing & Urban Development
Richard Hoagland, US Department of State
Sarah Kendzior, PhD Writer and Researcher
Javad Khazaeli, Road to Status & Khazaeli Wyrsch Stock
Jessica Wamala, Rhodes Scholar, Truman Scholar, Rangel Scholar, and Gates Millennium Scholar

1:00 pm, DUC 276: Affinity & Ally Groups Roundtable Lunch

2:00 pm, DUC 276: International Relations Round Table with Richard Hoagland  

With support funding from the Office of the Provost. Other conference co-sponsors include the Law Identity and Culture Initiative in the School of Law, the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, the African and African-American Studies Program, and the School of Law.


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