McGowan Forum to explore Women in Foreign Service April 19
Press Release · Monday, April 9, 2018

Washington, DC

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m., the National Archives and National Archives Foundation will host the 11th annual McGowan Forum on Women in Leadership.  The event will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Museum in Washington, D.C. and live streamed on YouTube.  Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.  

Women have excelled in Foreign Service and had an important diplomatic impact for our nation. Leaders in the field including ambassadors, diplomats, and academics will discuss their experiences, explore critical viewpoints, and offer advice to young women entering the field of American Foreign Service. Moderated by journalist and author Cokie Roberts, panelists include Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace & Security; Susan Rockwell Johnson, President of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training; Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Distinguished Resident Fellow in African Studies at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University; and Ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin, Distinguished Fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs. This program is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation with the generous support of the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund.

This public program is free to the public, but reservations are recommended and can be made online.  For those without reservations, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program.  

The National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, is Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial station. For upcoming programs, visit the Calendar of Events online:

National Archives contact:
National Archives Foundation contact, and media RSVP: Jim Doumas

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