Women & International Policy
Seminar Dates | May 20 – 24, 2013
How is foreign policy developed?
How does the U.S. conduct international relations?
What would a career in international policy be like?
Registration Deadline | April 26, 2013
Students learn about foreign policy at the Canadian Embassy
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Learn about American foreign policy from women who work, every day, on issues that make the news. You’ll hear from women in the early years of their careers and from seasoned professionals at the highest levels. They’ll tell you – and answer your questions – about the varied ways to be involved in international affairs, how to get started on a career, how to balance professional and personal lives, and many other topics that may influence your academic and career decisions.
Policy Tracks: Students will opt into a one-day policy track that focuses on either Human Rights or International Security to gain specialized knowledge about policy issues that are important to them.
Human Rights Policy Track: This track will focus on topics related to access to resources (education, healthcare) and human trafficking, amongst others.
International Security Policy Track: This track will focus on topics related to humanitarian intervention, gender inclusion in security, and counter-terrorism.
Site Visits: Students will visit at least two organizations related to international relations and public policy. This gives students the opportunity to visit organizations relevant to their field of interest in a smaller group setting, learn about the work of the organization, and experience different types of work environments. PLEN will attempt to honor site visit preferences when possible, or match students with a site visit that corresponds with the interests students list in their registration. See a list of past site visit locations here.
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