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Friday, January 13

Careers in Diplomacy and in the Foreign Service
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Dr. Kenneth Chern
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Tim An
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Interested in becoming a Foreign Service Officer at the US Department of State? Passionate about diplomacy and international relations? Come and hear from Dr. Kenneth Chern about life in diplomacy and how to join the foreign service as part of our International Career Toolkit Series.

Dr. Kenneth Chern taught U.S.-East Asian history for ten years at the University of Hong Kong before serving for 27 years as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer. His last two diplomatic assignments were as Deputy Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and as Consul General in Perth, Australia. More recently, Ken has served as Professor of Asian Policy at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia and as founding Executive Director of the Swinburne Leadership Institute. He is currently Adjunct Professor at Swinburne, and is Contract Course Coordinator at the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute, designing and teaching courses in East Asian and Pacific Area Studies. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago.

Due to the expected popularity of this event, please RSVP at ysa9@pitt.edu!