About Diverse Diplomacy Leaders Speaker Series
As part of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy’s broader mandate to connect students with foreign policy practitioners and professionals to better understand the opportunities and challenges of these careers, in December 2018, 2018 - 2019 Rusk Fellow Caroline Savage launched the Diverse Diplomacy Leaders Speaker Series, a project to connect the Georgetown community with current and former Civil and Foreign Service officers. 2019-2020 Rusk Fellow Sharlina Hussain-Morgan continued the interview series, and 2020-2021 Rusk Fellows Hammad Hammad and Heera Kamboj transitioned the series to Zoom for the COVID era. ISD’s Rusk Fellows are themselves Foreign Service Officers who spend a year at Georgetown teaching and participating in the Institute's programs. In the series, successful practitioners share insights on their careers and diversity and inclusion at the State Department and answer questions from practitioners and students considering careers in foreign policy.
By including a diverse representation of foreign policy professionals, across generational, gender, religious, and ethnic lines, the series seeks to encourage aspirants from diverse communities to pursue and successfully navigate foreign policy careers. Each of the series participants has expressed willingness to connect with students or others to discuss their further questions related to careers in foreign policy.