About the Conference
CFR hosted the second annual Conference on Diversity in International Affairs in collaboration with the Global Access Pipeline (GAP) and the International Career Advancement Program (ICAP) on April 4–5, 2014 in Washington, DC. The event was designed to connect professionals and students from underrepresented backgrounds with career opportunities in international affairs and included plenary and breakout sessions on a variety of topics:
• A Conversation with Vali Nasr
• Susan Rice on Diversity in International Affairs
• Development: Women and Youth
• How Technology is Changing the World We Live In
• Iran and the Middle East
• Social Entrepreneurship
• Scholarships and Fellowships in International Affairs
• Increasing Your Chances of Landing an International Job
• Honing Your Writing Skills for Professional Success
• Can Minority Men and Women in International Careers "Lean In?"
• Why Study Abroad and How to Fund It?
• Current U.S. Foreign Policy Trends
Conference on Diversity in International Affairs Agenda (PDF)
Rapporteur's Reports for the Conference on Diversity in International Careers (PDF)
CFR Convenes Conference to Encourage Diversity in International Affairs, The Chronicle, June 2014 (PDF)
The conference was made possible by the generous support of the Robina Foundation.
Vali R. Nasr, Dean, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Kendra Gaither, Executive Director, Center for International Policy and Innovation, Carnegie Mellon
Susan Rice, U.S. National Security Adviser
James M. Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations
Gwendolyn Mikell, Professor of Anthropology and Foreign Service, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Zeenat Rahman, Special Adviser on Global Youth Issues, U.S. Department of State
Nancy J. Walker, AfricaNet Consulting
Albert Cho, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Xylem Inc.
Maria Teresa Kumar, President and CEO, Voto Latino
Peter W. Singer, Director, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence; Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution
Guillermo Christensen, Attorney, Baker Botts LLP