Are you interested in an international career focusing on global affairs in or outside the United States? If yes, consider courses offered through the new Diplomat in Residence initiative, part of the International Studies Concentration.

The International Studies Program (ISC) has just launched its Diplomat in Residence initiative, through which a former U.S. ambassador will lead a practicum course and provide career advice to students enrolled in it.

Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley (ret.) will lead a first-module course, Practicing International Affairs, in spring 2020. The course will introduce students to knowledge about where and how to pursue careers in areas such as foreign service, refugee agencies, the United Nations, women in peace and security, non-profit organizations for economic development, USAID, think tanks, international media, Cleveland-based global organizations, and more.

 

Who is Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley?

Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley.
Photo courtesy of Ambassador
Abercrombie-Winstanley

A native of Cleveland, Ambassador Abercrombie-Winstanley (ret.) had 30-year career in international diplomacy. President Barack Obama nominated and confirmed her as U.S. ambassador in Malta in 2012.

She served in the U.S. embassies in Iraq, Egypt, Tel Aviv, and Indonesia, and was the U.S. Consul General in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In her role as the Secretary of State’s Special Assistant for the Middle East and Africa, she monitored the election in the Gaza Strip.

She also served as the Deputy Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the White House and on Capitol Hill.

Practicing International Affairs

HIST 245/POLT 245
Offered spring 2020 (first module), 2 credits

Prerequisites

This course is by application only.

At least one year of a world language is required (Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, German, etc.). Priority will be given to ISC students and students who have a major or a minor in an area studies: Latin American Studies, East Asian Studies, Russian and Eastern European Studies, Africana Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, etc. Applicants must be ISC or plan to declare the concentration before spring 2020.

Course Coinstructors

Zeinab Abul-Magd

Zeinab Abul-Magd
Director of ISC & Department of History
Photo credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones ’97

Eve Sandberg

Eve Sandberg
Department of Politics
Photo credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones ’97

Kristina Mani

Kristina Mani
Department of Politics
Photo credit: Jennifer Manna


Support for this project is provided by the Great Lakes Colleges Association as part of its Global Crossroads Initiative, made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.