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Inside U.S. Foreign Policy: Refugees and Migration

07apr12:00 pm2:00 pmInside U.S. Foreign Policy: Refugees and Migration

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USA Study Abroad, part of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), and its Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program are pleased to invite current recipients and alumni of the Gilman Program, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program, ECA exchange alumni, all interested U.S. undergraduate and graduate students, and U.S. higher education faculty and administrators to attend the “Inside U.S. Foreign Policy Seminar: Refugees and Migration” on April 7, 2023 from Noon-2:00pm Eastern.


This 2-hour seminar will explore the subject of refugees and migration and how the State Department advances U.S. foreign policy interests in providing protection, easing suffering, and resolving the plight of persecuted and forcibly displaced people around the world. Focus will be on the humanitarian impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Attendees will hear from technical experts and U.S. diplomats working in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, and the U.S. Mission to Ukraine. The seminar will shed light on the inner-workings of American diplomacy connecting the State Department’s mission to the lives of the American people. Attendees will have the chance to learn more about State Department internships, fellowships and career opportunities.


Sessions will include:

  • A Keynote on U.S. Foreign Policy on global concerns involving refugees and migration: A State Department representative will discuss the development and implementation of U.S. foreign humanitarian policy and diplomacy.
  • A diverse panel of State Department personnel, drawn from both the Foreign and Civil service, will delve deeper into the foreign policy process, goals, and strategic objectives emphasizing the ways individuals in different parts of the State Department collaborate to advance country-specific, regional, and global foreign policy priorities.
  • State Department Careers Information Session: A representative from the State Department’s Bureau of Global Talent Management will share information on the many pathways to careers at the State Department.
  • Foreign Policy and Career Conversations: Attendees will have the opportunity to move into breakout rooms and hear more closely from speakers and others about their diverse work and career paths.


Click here to register for this seminar! For those interested but unable to attend live, the seminar will be recorded and made available on the Gilman’s Inside U.S. Foreign Policy page.


Interested in learning more about how the State Department furthers U.S. foreign policy goals around the world? Please join the State Department’s Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program throughout 2023 for the “Inside U.S. Foreign Policy” series – a six-part virtual series offering an insight into the State Department’s efforts to combat climate change, secure the global food supply, foster entrepreneurship, and promote other important foreign policy priorities on behalf of the American people. Stay connected to Gilman’s Inside U.S. Foreign Policy page – for series announcements and seminar registration.



April 7, 2023 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET(GMT-04:00)