Being LGBT at the White House: A Panel Discussion
How is the White House engaging the LGBT Community?
GW's Graduate School of Political Management and Allied in Pride Graduate Students will host Gautam Raghavan, Associate Director of Public Engagement and LGBT Liaison at The White House Office of Public Engagement, and Kei Koizumi, Assistant Director for Federal Research and Development at The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for a panel discussion on their roles and The White House's involvement and efforts to engage the LGBT community. Dr.Terri Harris Reed, GW's Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, will moderate the discussion.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
7:00pm – 8:30pm
The George Washington University
Tickets are required for this event at no cost to attendees.
Gautam Raghavan is Associate Director in the Office of Public Engagement for The White House. In this role, he functions as the White House's liaison to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Prior to joining The White House, Raghavan served as Deputy White House Liaison for the Department of Defense, where he served as Outreach Lead for DoD's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Working Group.
Raghavan received his B.A. in Science, Technology, and Society from Stanford University and is completing a master's degree in Political Management from GW's Graduate School of Political Management.
Kei Koizumi is Assistant Director for Federal Research and Development for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). He is known as a leading authority on federal science and technology funding and budget issues and is a frequent speaker to public groups and to the press.
Before joining OSTP, Koizumi served as the Director of the R&D Budget and Policy Program at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Koizumi received his M.A. from the Center for International Science, Technology, and Public Policy program at The George Washington University, and received his B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Boston University.
As GW's first Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Terri Harris Reed has responsibility for advancing an institutional vision to enhance and sustain GW’s excellence by creating an inclusive community that is broadly reflective of the diversity of society and enables all students, staff and faculty to employ their collective talents in service to the institution’s academic mission. In collaboration with colleagues, she works to reduce institutional and cultural barriers that impede progress in this regard by creating, revising or implementing relevant policies, procedures, and programs. In addition, she plays a leadership role in fostering a climate that values the benefits of diversity, facilitates understanding across group boundaries, and contributes to GW’s efforts to make the Washington, D.C. area a healthier, more prosperous, diverse and inclusive community.
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