Opening Doors: Embracing Diversity in National Security

A quarterly conversation about careers in national security and diversity, equity, and inclusion issues. This series also serves to raise awareness outside Washington, D.C. of the International Security Program’s mission and purpose.

The Opening Doors: Embracing Diversity in National Security Series is a quarterly conversation series hosted by International Security Program (ISP) permanent junior staff. The conversations will focus on mentoring, networking, career paths, educational backgrounds, and how diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues impact them.

The series is intended to expand ISP’s reach to students from underrepresented demographics (racial, ethnic, and geographic) to aid in recruitment for internships and junior staff positions, and to raise awareness of ISP’s mission and purpose.

This series is part of broader set of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives within the International Security Program. To learn more, visit us here and read our DEI Action Plan here.

If you are a university or college official and you are interested in partnering with CSIS on this initiative, please contact the ISP DEI team at ispoutreach@csis.org
 

The fourth Opening Doors event, held October 12, 2021, featured Grace Hwang, Program Coordinator and Research Assistant for the Burke Chair in Strategy and Transnational Threats Project at CSIS in conversation with Catrina Doxsee, Program Manager and Research Associate for the Transnational Threats Project at CSIS.

The third Opening Doors event, held on June 15, 2021, featured Simone Williams, Program Manager at Leadership Council for Women in National Security (LCWINS) and formerly Project Manager and Research Associate for the CSIS Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) in conversation with Astrid Price, Program Manager in the CSIS Defense-Industrial Initiative Group (DIIG).

The second Opening Doors event, held on February 16, 2021, featured Shaan Shaikh, Program Manager and Research Associate with the Missile Defense Project in conversation with Seamus Daniels, Associate Fellow and Associate Director of the Defense Budget Analysis program.

The first event, held on October 29, 2020, featured Reja Younis, Program Manager and Research Associate in the Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) in conversation with Christine Brazeau, Program Manager, Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative, and Outreach Manager, International Security Program.


This series is made possible through general support to CSIS.