Diversity Initiative in Foreign Policy

Conference on Diversity in International Affairs 2015

About the Conference

Carla Harris and Liz Dahan in conversation at the 2015 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs.

CFR hosted the third annual Conference on Diversity in International Affairs in collaboration with the Global Access Pipeline (GAP) and the International Career Advancement Program (ICAP) on April 10–11, 2015 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:

Plenary Sessions
• A Conversation with Carla Harris
• World Economic Update
• How to Get a Global Education

Breakout Sessions
• Working in Foreign Policy: Lessons Learned
• Developing Competitive Applications: Scholarships, Fellowships, and More 
• Speed Networking
• Human Rights Defenders: Different Approaches and Actors
• Experiences in Entrepreneurialism
• Knowing Your Brand
• Honing Your Writing Skills for Professional Success
• How New Demographics are Remaking U.S. Foreign Policy

Conference on Diversity in International Affairs Agenda (PDF)

Rapporteur's Reports for the Conference on Diversity in International Affairs (PDF)

CFR Initiative Fosters Diversity in Foreign Policy, The Chronicle, Summer 2015 (PDF)

 

A Conversation with Carla Harris

Carla Harris, Chair, National Women’s Business Council; Director, Investment Banking Division, Morgan Stanley; Author, Strategize to Win: The New Way to Start Out, Step Up, or Start Over in Your Career
James M. Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations 
Elizabeth Dahan, Director, Macro Advisory Partners, LLP

World Economic Update

Jerry Lavell Johnson, Founding Member and Managing Director, RLJ Equity Partners 
Karen H. Johnson, Independent Consultant; Former Director, Division of International Finance, Federal Reserve System 
David Trulio, Director of Operations, Raytheon International, Inc.

How to Get a Global Education

Edith Bartley, Vice President, Government Affairs, Thurgood Marshall College Fund 
Anya Schmemann, Assistant Dean, School of International Service, American University 
Charles Landow, Director, Education Content, Council on Foreign Relations