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Inside U.S. Foreign Policy in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada
This 3.5 hour seminar will explore how the State Department advances foreign policy and builds relations with countries such as Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Venezuela. Learn directly from diplomats and domestic foreign affairs professionals working with migration issues, trade and economic development, countering malign influence, promoting diversity and inclusion, and other areas as they discuss their work and careers.

Sessions will include:
• U.S. Foreign Policy in the Western Hemisphere (Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada): Representatives from the State Department’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs with a range of portfolios will discuss how the Department plans and implements foreign policy in the region.
• U.S. Foreign Policy in Mexico: Foreign Service Officers serving in Mexico will discuss U.S. foreign policy goals in Mexico and how they advance both country-specific and regional priorities on the ground and how those efforts directly impact and benefit Americans.
• From Gilman Scholar to Foreign Affairs Practitioner: Gilman alumni working with foreign affairs in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada will offer insights into their careers and how they leveraged their global experiences to advance to their current positions.
• Career Conversations: Participants will have the opportunity to move into breakout rooms and hear more closely from speakers about their diverse work and career paths.
• State Department Careers Information Session: During this optional 30 minute session at the end of the event, representatives from the State Department’s Bureau of Global Talent Management will share information on the many pathways to careers at the State Department.

Aug 20, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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