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Announcements : Inside U.S. Foreign Policy

Announcement: Inside U.S. Foreign Policy

Event Date: 06/02/2021
Do you or someone you know want to learn about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into building international relationships and tackling global issues? Are you interested in hearing what it’s like to work as a diplomat straight from the source?

Inside U.S. Foreign Policy

Do you or someone you know want to learn about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into building international relationships and tackling global issues? Are you interested in hearing what it’s like to work as a diplomat straight from the source?

Gilman U.S. Foreign Policy

USA Study Abroad, part of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and its Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program are pleased to invite American undergraduate and graduate students from all fields of study and backgrounds to attend a new free virtual Inside U.S. Foreign Policy series and gain an inside look at how the State Department designs and implements U.S. foreign policy around the world. Current recipients and alumni of the Gilman Program and the State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program are especially encouraged to attend.

Through six seminars, each focused on a specific world region, participants will learn directly from civil and foreign service officers about:
  • the State Department’s foreign policy goals for that region,
  • how offices in Washington, D.C. and U.S. embassies and consulates overseas work to further these goals, and
  • how this work impacts Americans.
Each seminar will also include a panel of Gilman alumni working in the region, who will discuss their careers, and a breakout networking session. The seminars will last three hours each and be followed by an optional 30-minute informational session on a variety of careers within the U.S. State Department.

Schedule of Events: June 2021

  • June 2, 12:00pm-12:45pm EST: How U.S. Foreign Policy is Made
  • June 9, 10:00am-1:30pm EST: U.S. Foreign Policy in South and Central Asia

Schedule of Events: Summer and Fall 2021

  • July 14: U.S. Foreign Policy in North Africa and the Middle East
  • July 29: U.S. Foreign Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • August 20: U.S. Foreign Policy in the Western Hemisphere
  • September 15: U.S. Foreign Policy in East Asia and the Pacific
  • October 14: U.S. Foreign Policy in Europe and Eurasia

Please visit the Inside U.S. Foreign Policy to register:

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