Diverse Diplomacy Leaders Speaker Series Video Highlights

Diverse Diplomacy Leaders Speaker Series Video Highlights

Diverse Diplomacy Leaders Speaker Series Video Highlights
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Reflections on a Life of Diplomatic Service

Reflections on a Life of Diplomatic Service

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Women's Empowerment

Women's Empowerment

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Mentoring

Mentoring

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The New Americans

The New Americans

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Tips for the U.S. Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) - Ambassador Dereck Hogan
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Tips for the U.S. Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) - Ambassador Dereck Hogan

ISD's Diverse Diplomacy Leaders Speaker Series connects the Georgetown community with current and former Civil and Foreign Service officers. Senior practitioners share insights on their careers and diversity and inclusion at the State Department and answer questions from students considering careers in foreign policy. Watch the full conversation with Ambassador Hogan: https://youtu.be/bp0bhx9UmAY Dereck J. Hogan is a career member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service. Prior to being sworn in as Ambassador to U.S. Embassy Moldova, he served as the Deputy Executive Secretary of the U.S. Department of State. Mr. Hogan previously served as the Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’affaires in U.S. Embassy Baku, Azerbaijan. Mr. Hogan’s other senior positions in the U.S. State Department include Director of the Central European Affairs and Nordic and Baltic Affairs Offices and Senior Advisor to the President’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. He previously served as the U.S. Department of State Representative on two civilian-military Provincial Reconstruction Teams in southern and eastern Afghanistan. His other overseas assignments include Russia, Belarus, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. In Washington, Mr. Hogan served as Special Assistant to Secretary of State Colin Powell and a Watch Officer in the State Department’s Operations Center. Mr. Hogan has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. He speaks Russian, Spanish, and Romanian. Mr. Hogan is married to Anny Hogan and they have a daughter named Hannah. https://www.diversediplomacy.com/
"You don't have to be born in the United States to be a diplomat." - Uzra Zeya
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"You don't have to be born in the United States to be a diplomat." - Uzra Zeya

ISD's Diverse Diplomacy Leaders Speaker Series connects the Georgetown community with current and former Civil and Foreign Service officers. Senior practitioners share insights on their careers and diversity and inclusion at the State Department and answer questions from students considering careers in foreign policy. Watch the full conversation with Uzra Zeya: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5XCTdLlmoA&t=754s Uzra Zeya is CEO of Alliance for Peacebuilding, the leading network for non-governmental organizations working to end conflict and build sustainable peace around the world. A 2018-2019 Non-resident Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Ms. Zeya has over two decades of diplomatic experience in Near East, South Asian, European, human rights, and multilateral affairs. As Chargé d’Affaires and Deputy Chief of Mission at US Embassy Paris from 2014 to 2017, she oversaw the day-to-day operations of Embassy Paris, six constituent posts, and 50 offices and agencies working to take U.S.-French cooperation to unprecedented levels. Ms. Zeya served previously as Acting Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. Since joining the Foreign Service in 1990, Ms. Zeya served in New Delhi, Muscat, Damascus, Cairo, and Kingston. As Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of State, she helped shape the U.S. response to the Arab Spring and deepened US engagement with emerging powers. She also served as Deputy Executive Secretary to the Secretary of State, as Director of the Executive Secretariat Staff, and as UN General Assembly Coordinator. https://www.diversediplomacy.com/
"Your first tour is always the one you remember most fondly." - Miriam Murray
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"Your first tour is always the one you remember most fondly." - Miriam Murray

ISD's Diverse Diplomacy Leaders Speaker Series connects the Georgetown community with current and former Civil and Foreign Service officers. Senior practitioners share insights on their careers and diversity and inclusion at the State Department and answer questions from students considering careers in foreign policy. Watch the full conversation with Miriam Murray: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FiM1QsNX5k&t Miriam Murray is currently a Desk Officer in the Office of Canadian Affairs. From 2015-2017, Miriam was the Senior Spain and Portugal Desk Officer in the Western European Affairs office. Prior to that assignment, Miriam was a 2014-2015 Rusk Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University, where she taught a course on economic engagement in Southeast Asia as well as modules on diplomacy and statecraft to graduate students. Her previous assignments have included Deputy Economic Counselor at the Embassy Bangkok, Banking and Finance Officer at the Embassy in Baghdad, Watch Officer in the Operations Center, Consular/Economic Officer at Embassy Athens, and Deputy Economic Chief in Jerusalem. Prior to joining the Foreign Service in 2004, Miriam worked in the private sector. She graduated with a BSBA from Georgetown University and an MA in International Relations and Economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Miriam speaks Arabic, French, Greek, and some Swedish.
"It was great to see role models who looked a little bit different" - Nicole Bibbins Sedaca
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"It was great to see role models who looked a little bit different" - Nicole Bibbins Sedaca

ISD's Diverse Diplomacy Leaders Speaker Series connects the Georgetown community with current and former Civil and Foreign Service officers. Senior practitioners share insights on their careers and diversity and inclusion at the State Department and answer questions from students considering careers in foreign policy. Watch the full conversation with Nicole Bibbins Sedaca: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGpQR9EPOms Prof. Bibbins Sedaca serves as the Chair for the Global Politics and Security Concentration in Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) program and is a Professor in the Practice of International Affairs in MSFS. Ms. Bibbins Sedaca has held numerous positions in the public and non-governmental sectors in the United States and Ecuador. She served for ten years in the United States Department of State, working on democracy promotion, human rights, human trafficking, religious freedom, refugees, and counterterrorism. During this time, her positions included: the Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, the Senior Director for Strategic Planning and External Affairs in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, and the Special Assistant to the Ambassador-At-Large for Counterterrorism. Following her governmental service, she opened and directed the International Republican Institute’s local governance program in Ecuador. She also taught at the Universidad de San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador) on democratization and conflict resolution. She also co-led the USFQ Model United Nations team that won several awards in April 2009. Prior to returning to Georgetown full-time, she served as the Director of the Washington Office of Independent Diplomat, a diplomatic advisory group. Ms. Bibbins Sedaca holds a Master’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from The College of William and Mary, where she was a Presidential and Monroe Scholar. She studied at Humboldt Universitaet in Berlin, Germany, while on a Rotary International Scholarship. In 2015, she was awarded Georgetown’s 1820 Graduate Award for outstanding leadership and service by graduate alumni to the Georgetown alumni community. She has earned three Superior Honor Awards and a Meritorious Honor Award from the U.S. Department of State. While at Georgetown, she received the Dean’s Citation and Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, and also was a Georgetown University Scholarship Recipient, Dorothy Danforth Scholarship Recipient and Edward Weintal Distinguished Scholar. She serves at the Chairperson of the Board of the International Justice Mission, a non-governmental organization fighting human trafficking and violence against the poor. She has served as the Chair of the Board of the Institute for Global Engagement, a non-governmental organization promoting religious freedom overseas, and also served on the Board of Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, the William and Mary Fund and the William and Mary Washington Office.