Values in U.S. Foreign Policy

Amb. Melanne Verveer moderated a panel discussion on Values in U.S. Foreign Policy, part of a daylong symposium on the future of diplomacy. Five former State Department officials shared experiences from their distinguished careers in foreign service, diplomacy, humanitarian work, and academia. Opening remarks were offered by Meredith Forsyth (SFS ’19), a student assistant at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.

  • Roberta Jacobson – Ambassador to Mexico (’16-’18); Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs (’12-’16)
  • Victoria Nuland – Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs (’13-’17); Ambassador to NATO (’05-’08)
  • Maria Otero – U.S. Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights (’09-’13)
  • Eric Schwartz – U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration (’09-’11)
  • Melanne Verveer – U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues (’09-’13); Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security (Moderator)

Full coverage and video of the event can be found here, as well as highlights from the daylong symposium – including a keynote speech by GIWPS’ Honorary Founding Chair, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton.