Women and the Asian Century: Promoting Diversity in Diplomacy

Event Date

June 14, 2018 4:00pm to 8:00pm


DACOR Bacon House
1801 F St NW
Washington, DC 20006
United States


Join the US-China Education Trust on June 14, 2018 as we discuss the status of women in diplomacy today, explore why the lack of women in diplomacy should be of concern and survey the current outlook of women in diplomacy.

This special event will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the US-China Education Trust and mark 25 years since USCET Founding President Julia Chang Bloch served as the first Asian American Ambassador of the United States. It will also celebrate the 26th year of the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships, a flagship recruitment program dedicated to increasing Foreign Service diversity and named after one of America’s most distinguished diplomats and a USCET Advisory Council member. 

The program will include keynote speakers, a dinner reception, and a panel discussion on the status of women in diplomacy today. We very much hope to see you on this special occasion as we look to encourage, inspire, and address barriers limiting women in the diplomatic field.

This event is generously underwritten by Accume Partners and Mark Erwin, CAA.

Supported by the American Mandarin Society, Asian American Foreign Affairs Association (AAFAA), Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL), Council of American Ambassadors (CAA), Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), naisA Global, Organization of Chinese Americans -- DC Chapter (OCA-DC), Organization of Chinese American Women (OCAW), and Women’s Foreign Policy Group (WFPG).


The event is free, but registration is required and space is limited. Please register by clicking here



此次活动为纪念中美教育基金二十周年,以及纪念中美教育基金创始人张之香大使担任美国首个美籍亚裔驻外大使的第二十五年。同时,此次活动还将庆祝托马斯·皮克林外交事务奖学金(Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships)的二十六周年,该人才培养项目以中美教育基金咨询委员会会员,美国最著名的外交官之一皮克林先生命名,以加强外交界的多样化为目标,是同类奖学金中的佼佼者。


此次活动由Accume Partners,美国驻外大使理事会Mark Erwin共同赞助。

本活动由美国留华协会(American Mandarin Society)、亚裔外交事务协会(Asian American Foreign Affairs Association)、美籍亚太裔领导力会议(Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership)、美国驻外大使理事会(Council of American Ambassadors)、日裔美国人公民联盟(Japanese American Citizens League)、naisA Global、美华协会华盛顿分会(Organization of Chinese Americans -- DC Chapter)、美华妇女会(The Organization of Chinese American Women)、女性外交政策组(Women’s Foreign Policy Group)协办举行。




Event Contact

Contact Name

Nathan Schlabach

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