Diversity and Inclusion: A National Security Imperative

September 29, 2020

12:00 – 1:30 pm EDT

In a moment that has laid bare systemic racism and injustice, leading diplomats and national security practitioners discussed why a diverse security sector is essential for effective U.S. foreign policy and national security–and how we achieve it. They shared 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 Included

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