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This is Part II of a two-part series reflecting on time well-spent while building a career in diplomacy.

April 5, 2018

This is Part I of a two-part series reflecting on time well-spent while building a career in diplomacy. In Part II, Senior Foreign Service Officer Conrad Turner will share considerations about returns on time investment and key takeaways for those new the field.

February 16, 2018

Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service Conrad Turner looks at volunteering, active learning and the calling of a public diplomat.

The first 100+ days of the Trump Administration have engendered some new approaches to international relations, making this season of populist politics in the United States a confusing new chapter for diplomacy around the world. For public diplomats, it can be difficult to know where we should currently focus our energy and skills, especially amidst looming budget cuts and disruptions in international travel. So where does a young public diplomat even begin? Where will our efforts be most effective as we build our careers?

Women in Diplomacy Podcast

Kelsey Suemnicht on what she has learned from contributors to her Women in Diplomacy podcast and how it can help future public diplomats.