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Career Dinners

One night can launch your global career


The UNA-NCA Young Professionals (YP) invite you to their signature event: the International Career Dinner Series. The evening begins with a networking reception on Capitol Hill followed by topical dinners held in private homes throughout the DC Metro Area. Each dinner features distinguished speakers who will share their stories, answer your questions, and offer advice based on their experiences in the industry.  

Past topics and speakers have included:

  • Careers in Diplomacy and Foreign Service with Robert E. Gribbin, former US Ambassador and United Nations delegate
  • Women in International Affairs with Kathleen Kuehnast, Gender and Peacebuilding Center at the United States Institut of Peace; Lyric Thompson, International Center for Research on Women; and Karen Mulhauser, UNA-NCA Past President
  • Careers in Human Rights with Tom Malinowski, Human Rights Watch; Frank Jannuzi, Amnesty International; and Carlos Quesada, Global Rights
  • Careers in International Law with Fernando Flores, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean; Duncan H. Cameron, Cameron LLB; and Edison Dick, American Bar Association's Section of International Law and International Legal Exchange Program
  • Careers in International Development with
Dr. Charles "Chip" Barber, Forest Division Chief in the Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Science, U.S. Department of State; Cinnamon Dornsife, Practitioner in Residence at SAIS International Development Program; and Larry Cooley, Management Systems International
  • Careers in International Organizations with Ambassador Donald T. Bliss; William Davis, UNDP; and Phil Reynolds, UNDP

Your next step: breaking into an international career

Are you wondering what professional opportunities exist in these sectors? Which field is right for you? Are you qualified?

You have two chances to get some answers to these questions in the upcoming year. The International Career Dinner Series occur twice a year – in the Spring and in the Fall – so stay updated on the next event!