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From College Hill to Foggy Bottom: Brown Alumni and U.S. Diplomacy

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum  Lunch available at 1:00

Please register here.

Reception to follow.

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With the significant number of Brown alumni serving in a range of senior US foreign policy positions, the Watson Institute is inviting back to campus a group of distinguished graduates to share their experiences in building their diplomatic careers. Questions as to how Brown prepared them for the “real world,” what they wish they had learned here, and practical advice regarding public service careers will be explored in a plenary session chaired by Watson Institute director Richard Locke. Smaller breakout groups exploring specific regional or functional foreign policy issues will discuss contemporary security, development and governance challenges, and the role of US diplomats in addressing them. 

This session will be of particular interest to Brown students interested in US foreign policy careers.

Participating diplomats will include:

Dr. David Gehrenbeck ’00 PhD - Foreign Service Institute

Ambassador Roderick Moore ’86 – State Department Advisor to Naval War College

Ambassador Stephanie Sanders Sullivan ’80 – Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville)

Ambassador W. Stuart Symington '74 - Special Representative for the Central African Republic (CAR)

Moderated by: Ambassador Richard Boucher, Ambassador in residence, Watson Institute

Click here for participant biographies


1:00 Lunch available

1:15 Plenary session

2:30 Breakout discussions

4:00 Reception

5:30 Following this event will be a screening & discussion of the HBO Documentary Film, The Diplomat