Enriching the Policy Ecosystem: Broadening the Talent Base
Please join the Center for Strategic and International Studies for an in-depth examination of diversity in the U.S. government, specifically in foreign and national security policy, and a discussion of innovative ways to create a workforce that reflects a demographically-changing America. CSIS is partnering with the International Career Advancement Program (ICAP) for this event. ICAP is a leadership development program for mid-career professionals from groups underrepresented in senior management and policy-making positions in international affairs, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector.
8 a.m. – 8:55 a.m. – Continental Breakfast and Networking
9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Welcome – Dr. John Hamre, CSIS President and CEO
Introduction of Keynote Speaker – Ms. Charlotte Kea, President, ICAP Alumni Association
Keynote Address – Dr. Rajiv Shah, Former Administrator, United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Distinguished Fellow, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Introduction of Data Presentation – Ms. Beverly Kirk, Fellow, CSIS International Security Program and Program Manager, Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative
Presentation of Demographic Data – Diversity in the U.S. Government (Remarks and Q&A)
Ms. Beth F. Cobert, Acting Director, Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
Ms. Jane Rhee, Director for Strategic Planning, National Security Council (NSC)
Introduction of Panel – Amb. Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, U.S. Department of State Board of Examiners
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Panel Discussion – Reflecting America – Strategy for Improving Diversity in National Security, Foreign Policy, and Development
- Amb. Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, U.S. Department of State Board of Examiners
- Amb. Reuben Brigety, Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
- Mr. Raj Kumar, Founding President and Editor-in-Chief, Devex
- Ms. Letitia “Tish” Long, Chairman of the Board, Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA), and Former Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
- Ms. Carmen Medina, Former Deputy Director, Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Former Director, Center for the Study of Intelligence, CIA
- Amb. W. Robert Pearson, Former Director General of the U.S. Foreign Service
12:00 p.m. – Closing Remarks – Ms. Beverly Kirk, Fellow, CSIS International Security Program and Program Manager, Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative
Please note that the agenda is subject to last-minute change.
This event is made possible through support from the following:
Chevron, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Bechtel, General Dynamics, Boeing, Bank of America, Oshkosh, AT&T