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Thursday March 31 Morning | Overview of the Conference and introductory Remarks | Diplomacy and Languages in Times of War and Peace | The Biden Administration and Diplomacy: the first year | The Biden Administration and Diplomacy: policies | Diplomacy in Times of Pandemic and War | Afternoon Africa and the year of Return | American Diplomats discuss careers in the Foreign Service | African American Women Ambassadors discuss “Diversity in the Foreign Service” | Plenary with the Women Ambassadors in Post in Washington


  • Date: 3/31/2022 10:00 AM
  • Location: Online Event

Description

The 26th Annual Women Ambassadors Conference                                 

Thursday March 31, 2022   |    DAY 1

Morning

10:15 - 10:30  |  Introductory and Welcoming Remarks

Dr. Leonard Muaka, Chair,  DWLC, Howard University

Dr. Marilyn Sephocle, Professor, Howard University,

President of the Women Ambassadors Foundation,

 Convener of the Women Ambassadors Conference

 

10:30 - 11:30  |  Diplomacy and Languages in Times of War

Kenny Wesley, Lecturer, Howard University

Joe Mazza, Interpreter, State Department

Dr. Yun-hyang Lee, Director of the Office of Language Services, State Department

Krystal Jenkins, Lecturer, Howard University, moderator

 

11:30-12:00  |  The Biden Administration and Diplomacy: the first year

Dr. Lorenzo Morris, Professor Emeritus, Howard University

State Department Representative (TBA)

Krystal Jenkins, Lecturer, Howard University, moderator

 

12:00 – 12:30  | The Biden Administration and Diplomacy: policies

Dr. Lorenzo Morris, Professor Emeritus, Howard University

State Department Representative (TBA)

Krystal Jenkins, Lecturer, Howard University, moderator

 

12:30-1:00  |   Diplomacy in Times of Pandemic, War and Peace

Dr. Lorenzo Morris, Professor Emeritus, Howard University

Dr. Marilyn Sephocle, Professor, Howard University


Thursday March 31, 2022   |   DAY 1

Afternoon

1:00 – 1:30 | Africa and the year of Return

Dr. John Patrick Ifedi, Professor, Department of Political Science, Howard University

Ambassador Chihombori Quao, former Ambassador of the African Union to the United States

Dr. Sheryl Gittens Bailey, Founder and CEO of IGIIFT  (Institute for Globally Innovative Individuals for Technology)

 

2:00 – 3:30 PM | African American Women Ambassadors Discuss “ Careers and Diversity in the Foreign Service” 

Provost Anthony Wutoh | Welcoming remarks

 Ambassador Aurelia Brazeal

Ambassador June Carter Perry

Ambassador Pamela L. Spratlen

Ambassador Adrienne O’Neal

Yolonda Kearney, Moderator


3:30-5:00 PM | Plenary with the Women Ambassadors in Post in Washington 

Ambassador Yvonne A-Baki, Ecuador 

Ambassador Berdgis Ellertsdotir, Iceland 

Ambassador Audrey Marks, Jamaica 

Ambassador Rosemary Banks, New Zealand

Ambassador Thilmeeza Hussain, Maldives