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Collaborative to Increase Racial Diversity and Inclusion in Foreign and Security Policy
Developing and Promoting Action and Strategies
Our vision is a foreign and security policy process that is equitable, diverse and inclusive, particularly regarding people of color.
Our mission is to engage, liaise, and collaborate with think tanks, government, nongovernmental organizations, funders, and academic and research institutions to increase diversity and inclusion, particularly regarding people of color, in their professional staff and in positions of decision making, by analyzing the current state, identifying challenges, addressing issues, and developing short-term and long-term actionable strategies.
College and Graduate Level
There is no clear career path entering these fields. That raises the importance of sponsorship.
Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program is a program funded by the U.S. Department of State, administered by Howard University, that attracts and prepares outstanding young people for Foreign Service careers in the U.S. Department of State. It welcomes the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the State Department, women, and those with financial need.
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program The Rangel Program is a U.S. State Department program administered by Howard University that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy.
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the fellowship’s Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice.
Senior Professional Level
Halifax Peace With Women Fellowship Halifax International Security Forum is proud to present the Halifax Peace With Women Fellowship, a new 3-week executive tour for senior active-duty female military officers. The Fellowship takes place in late October and November and participants will visit the political and technological capitals of Canada and the United States.
Racial Diversity Among Top House Staff, https://jointcenter.org/research/racial-diversity-among-top-house-staff
A Note From Brookings President John R. Allen, https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2018/09/06/a-note-from-brookings-president-john-r-allen-on-the-release-of-our-workforce-demographic-data/
Women in International Security Gender Scorecard, https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#label/Think+Tanks/FMfcgxvzKklPZmpnLsTqFgChcpXQFcJD?projector=1&messagePartId=0.1.1
Bonnie Jenkins, Founder and Executive Director, Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Brian Finlay, President and CEO, Stimson Center
Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Political-Military Affairs, Hudson Institute
Salih Booker, Executive Director, Center for International Policy
Goulda Downer, Assistant Professor, Howard University
Michelle Dover, Director of Programs, Ploughshares Fund
Nakia Bell, Associate Director of Finance, Stimson Center
Karen Ohen, Director of Admissions, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Kevin Scott, Director of Administration, Brookings Institution
John Carl Baker, Ploughshares Fund
Mareena Robinson Snowden, Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Carla Koppell, Distinguished Fellow, Georgetown University for Women, Peace and Security
Benny Garcia, Diplomat/Naval Officer/Attorney (ret)
Alex Toma, Executive Director, Peace and Security Funders Group
Kathleen Nganga, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Sabrina Curtis, WCAPS Fellow & Ph.D. Student and Graduate Research Assistant at The George Washington University