International Development

International Development

International development is soft diplomacy, providing funding and experts to improve living conditions and encourage policies for economic growth.  Engage with alums working in wide array of fields from global health to providing clean water and education. 


March 29th

Careers in Global Health

Engage with global health experts working throughout the world. Speakers include:
Orrin Tiberi, MPH, monitoring and evaluation advisor for the National HIV & STI Program at the Mozambican Ministry of Health Sakun Gajurel MID, Program Specialist with UN Volunteers in Kenya
Pitt alum Chelsea Pallatino  PhD, MPH, BS, Senior Specialist Making Cents International.

March 30th

Careers in Diplomacy, Security, and Intelligence 2

Meeting with translator, poet, and experienced Foreign Service Officer Nina Murray. 

Careers in Diplomacy, Security, and Intelligence 1

Meeting with Pitt REEES alumna Megan Tingley and her colleagues at Deloitte. 

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Careers in Human Rights and International Development

Adotei Akwei will discuss his long-standing career at Amnesty and his career trajectory leading him to his Deputy Director, Governmental Relations role.  Adotei is a political analyst, an experienced advocate, and campaigner on civil, political, economic, and social rights.  He has built expertise in US foreign and security policy, implementing a rights-based approach to ending poverty, and possesses extensive field experience in Africa and Asia.  Adotei received his master's degree in International Relations from the College of William and Mary.

Careers in Peacebuilding and Human Rights

The Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP), named the "number one influencer and change agent" among peacebuilding institutions worldwide, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan network of over 150 organizations working in 180 countries to prevent conflict, reduce violence, improve lives, and build sustainable peace.  Five professionals in various specialities will discuss their individual roles and the path that led them to AfP.

Careers in Security, Diplomacy, and Intelligence 3

Meeting with REEES alumna Frances Tish and colleagues. Frances works for World Learning on its Business Development Team. She has previously worked at the American Bar Association, IREX, and American Councils. 

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March 31st

Careers in International Development

Learn about the career paths in relief and development of alum who work for USAID, Adventist Development and Relief Agency, and Chemonics International. 

April 1st

Careers in Global Health

Caitlin Thistle, Senior Advisor for South Africa, Bureau for Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will discuss her 10+ years of experience in global global health, family planning program design/analysis, multi-million-dollar program and project management, and knowledge management.  Caitlin has worked and partnered with a number of organizations including USAID, FP2020/30, WHO/IBP, the Institute of Reproductive Health, JHU/Center for Communication Programs, and Pathfinder International. Caitlin holds a master’s degree in International Development from the University of Pittsburgh and bachelors’ degrees from Susquehanna University.
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