Foreign Policy Institute’s Art of Diplomacy Speaker Series Presents
Diplomacy and Diversity: A Female Diplomat in the Middle East
with Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley
Moderated by Shamila N. Chaudhary, Senior Advisor to the Dean, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
4:45pm – 6:00pm
Bernstein-Offit Building, Room 500
1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC
Former US Ambassador to Malta Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley shared her experiences as the first female leader of a US mission in Saudi Arabia, and addressed the topic of women in the US State Department and in diplomacy more broadly. As US Consul in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) at the time of the Al-Qaeda attack on the Consulate in 2004, and with proven expertise on the Middle East, she also commented on current US policy toward the region.
FPI's Art of Diplomacy Speaker Series is a student-run program that seeks to increase Johns Hopkins SAIS students’ understanding of modern diplomacy as an art by exposing them to recent and current practitioners. This series teaches students how modern diplomacy is conducted, the challenges that come with conducting diplomacy, and how practitioners overcome such challenges.