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Inside U.S. Foreign Policy in East Asia and the Pacific

15sep10:00 am1:30 pmInside U.S. Foreign Policy in East Asia and the Pacific

Event Details

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This 3.5 hour seminar will explore how the State Department advances foreign policy and builds relations with countries such as Australia, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, and the People’s Republic of China. Learn directly from diplomats working in public diplomacy, political affairs, science and technology, and other areas about their work and careers.

Sessions will include:
• 10:00am EST – Welcome and Policy Overview
• 10:15am EST – U.S. Foreign Policy in Thailand: Foreign Service Officers from the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok will discuss U.S. foreign policy goals in Thailand and how they advance both country-specific and regional priorities on the ground.
• 11:10am EST – U.S. Foreign Policy in East Asia and the Pacific: Three representatives from the State Department’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs with a range of portfolios will discuss how the department plans and implements foreign policy in the region as a whole.
• 12:05pm EST – From Gilman Scholar to Foreign Affairs Practitioner: Gilman alumni working with foreign affairs in East Asia and the Pacific will offer insights into their careers and how they leveraged their global experiences to advance to their current positions.
• 12:30pm EST – 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.
• 1:00pm EST – State Department Careers Information Session: Representatives from the State Department’s Bureau of Global Talent Management will share information on the many pathways to careers at the State Department for interested students.



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