Event Profile

Panel: Teaching International Affairs and the Art of Diplomacy

March 26, 2019


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AFSA is pleased to announce a panel discussion on teaching international affairs and the art of diplomacy, taking place at AFSA headquarters, 2101 E St NW, at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, March 26.
The panelists are:
  • Ambassador (ret.) Larry Palmer, Ambassador in Residence at Howard University
  • Ambassador (ret.) Mark Storella, Senior Fellow at Georgetown University
  • Jillian Burns, retired FSO and Adjunct Professor in The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs
This panel, which marks the first program in AFSA's new “Next Stage” series, is geared to both active-duty and retired AFSA members who are considering going into the teaching of international affairs and/or diplomacy on the post-secondary level after they leave the Foreign Service. “Next Stage” programs will consist of a range of events geared to likely career options – and the skills you need to take advantage of them - after the Foreign Service.
The focus of the panel will be on the practical, i.e., addressing what you need to know to decide if teaching is right for you and the credentials you will need to get there. The panel will discuss issues ranging from the rigors of curriculum development, to making a successful transition from the Foreign Service to academia, to best practices.
Note that space is limited, so please register early but please let us know if your plans change so we may open the event to those on the wait list. So that our far-flung membership will be able to benefit from the discussion, AFSA will post a video of the event at shortly after the presentation. There also will be time for Q&A.

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