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Diversity and Inclusion: A National Security Imperative

September 29, 2020

12:00 – 1:30 pm EDT

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In a moment that has laid bare systemic racism and injustice, join leading diplomats and national security practitioners for a conversation on why a diverse security sector is essential for effective U.S. foreign policy and national security–and how we achieve it. They will discuss best practices and strategies for cultivating diverse personnel and cultures of inclusion, assess persistent shortcomings, and chart new pathways for closing the gaps.

Featured Speakers Include

Travis Adkins: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Walsh School of Foreign Service and Senior Associate, Center for Strategic & International Studies Africa Program.

Admiral Michelle Howard: Former Commander of United States Naval Forces Europe, Commander of United States Naval Forces Africa, and Vice Chief of Naval Operations

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield: Senior Vice President, Albright Stonebridge Group; Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources, Department of State

Registration through Zoom is required for this event, which is co-hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) and the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University as part of CSS’s fall speaker series on Politics and Security. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions to the panelists when registering for the event.

This event will have live closed captioning. For any other accommodation requests, contact sspmediafellow@georgetown.edu no later than Thursday, September 24. A good faith effort will be made to fulfill all accommodation requests.