2024 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs

Wednesday and Thursday, May 8–9, 2024
Ruth Simmons at CDIA 2024

The 2024 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs is a collaborative effort by the Council on Foreign Relations, the Global Access Pipeline, and the International Career Advancement Program. For information about the conference in previous years, please click here

Plenary I: Elections in Flux—The State of Democracy in 2024
Keynote Session: A Conversation With Eric Garcetti
Plenary II: Frontline Reports—Perspectives on Global Press Freedoms and the Future of Journalism
Keynote Session: A Conversation With Ruth Simmons

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