Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Insights on Diplomacy with Jennifer Klein '87

Friday, October 19, 2018

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Kim Koo Library

Registration required, register here.

Join a conversation with Jennifer Klein '87 on her path from Brown to the White House and, eventually, the State Department. Learn more about her experiences as a foreign policy expert and campaign advisor, and what skills and advice she passes on to her students.

Jennifer Klein is a consultant to non-profits and foundations on domestic and global women’s issues. She also teaches, most recently at Brown in DC, Yale Law School, and Georgetown University Law Center. Klein served in both the Obama and Clinton Administrations. During the Obama Administration, from 2009 to 2013, she was Deputy and Senior Advisor in the Office of Global Women's Issues at the State Department. During the Clinton Administration, she had a dual appointment as both Domestic Policy Advisor to the First Lady and Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. Most recently, she served as Senior Advisor on Women’s Issues for the 2016 Clinton presidential campaign and transition team. Early in her career, Klein practiced law at Simpson Thacher and Bartlett in New York. She graduated with honors from Brown University and Columbia Law School, after spending her third year of law school at Yale. She currently serves on the boards of the International Center for Research on Women, the Greenwall Foundation, and the Brown University School of Public Health.

This conversation is part of a series of discussions with professionals in the fields of international and public affairs designed for first-years and sophomores who are seeking guidance and inspiration on how to find their way in the realms of politics, public policy, advocacy, development, social-science research and teaching -- and active citizenship. Registration is required, register here.

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