top of page

Browse videos by themes

ISD Diverse Diplomacy Speaker Series with Dr. Jung Pak
43:44

ISD Diverse Diplomacy Speaker Series with Dr. Jung Pak

Dr. Jung H. Pak is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and is responsible for overseeing relations with Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. She also serves as the Deputy Special Representative for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Prior to arriving at State, she was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where she focused on Korean Peninsula issues, East Asia regional dynamics, and transnational threats related to proliferation, cybersecurity, and climate change. While at Brookings, she authored Becoming Kim Jong Un, which has been translated into multiple languages and draws from her deep knowledge and experience as an intelligence officer. Pak has held senior positions at the Central Intelligence Agency, receiving several awards for contributions to the President’s Daily Brief, superior analytic accomplishments, and service to advance workforce development. As the Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Korea at the National Intelligence Council, she led the Intelligence Community’s production of strategic analysis. Before her career in national security, Dr. Pak taught U.S. history in New York City. She received her PhD from Columbia University and studied in South Korea as a Fulbright Scholar. --- The Diverse Diplomacy Speaker Series is made possible by the Una Chapman Cox Foundation and is 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 challenges and opportunities of these careers. Please visit www.diversediplomacy.com for more video content, information, and updates.
ISD Diverse Diplomacy Leaders series with USAID Mission Director Zeinah Salahi
47:15

ISD Diverse Diplomacy Leaders series with USAID Mission Director Zeinah Salahi

Zeinah Salahi is the Mission Director for USAID/Kosovo. She joined the Kosovo mission in July 2019 as the Deputy Mission Director, before assuming her current role in July 2021. Prior to her arrival to Kosovo, Ms. Salahi served as Deputy Mission Director for USAID/Bangladesh, helping to formulate and implement the U.S. Government’s response to the Rohingya refugee crisis. Ms. Salahi joined USAID in March 2009 as a Foreign Service Attorney, beginning her USAID tenure in the General Counsel’s Office in Washington, covering the Africa Bureau. She then served in Egypt during the Arab Spring, in South Sudan shortly after the country’s independence, and again in Egypt for a second tour as the senior Resident Legal Officer from April 2014 until June 2017. Before joining USAID, Ms. Salahi worked for several years as a corporate associate in New York with the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (2001-2004), and as a negotiations advisor for the Middle East peace process with Adam Smith International (2004-2009). Ms. Salahi received her Bachelor’s degree in international relations from Boston University and a JD from Harvard Law School. The Diverse Diplomacy Leaders Speaker Series connects current and former career Civil and Foreign Service Officers with those considering or entering careers in foreign policy. This event is brought to you as part of an Una Chapman Cox Foundation project on American Diplomacy and the Foreign Service. Learn more about Diverse Diplomacy at diversediplomacy.com.
ISD Diverse Diplomacy Leaders series with Ambassador Carmen G. Cantor
47:57

ISD Diverse Diplomacy Leaders series with Ambassador Carmen G. Cantor

Carmen G. Cantor, a career member of the Senior Executive Service, is current U.S. Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia. Previously, she served as Director of the Office of Civil Service Human Resource Management in the Bureau of Human Resources, Executive Director for the Bureaus of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and International Information Programs (IIP), and Executive Director of the Bureau of Counterterrorism (CT) at the U.S. Department of State. Ms. Cantor also served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Recruitment, Examination & Employment (REE). During this time, the Department organized and implemented the largest expansion of recruitment, assessment and hiring in State Department history. In May of 2014, Latina Style magazine named her one five Latina Trailblazers of American Foreign Policy at the U.S. Department of State. Ms. Cantor was the Leadership Liaison and a past President of the Department of State’s Hispanic employee affinity group, HECFAA. In 2014, she received the Secretary of State’s EEO Award for her work. Ambassador Cantor will share insights on her Civil Service career, her work on diversity and inclusion, and offer advice for a successful career in foreign policy. The Diverse Diplomacy Leaders Speaker Series connects current and former career Civil and Foreign Service Officers with those considering or entering careers in foreign policy. This event is brought to you as part of an Una Chapman Cox Foundation project on American Diplomacy and the Foreign Service. Learn more about Diverse Diplomacy at diversediplomacy.com.
Diverse Diplomacy Leaders series with Uzra Zeya (Full Interview)