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Department of State Foreign & Civil Service Brownbag Lunch

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Johns Hopkins SAIS - Rome Auditorium

1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW

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The Department of State (DOS) brownbag series brings civil service and foreign service officers to chat with students about service at DOS.

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Careers in Diplomacy hosts two lunches a year aimed to put SAISers in touch with civil service and foreign service officers at the U.S. Department of State in order to give them perspective on the realities of working at State and to allow them to ask questions about serving. On October 23, civil service officer, Sara Cady, and foreign service officer John Silson will come to have lunch with students at SAIS and to host a round table about their experience at the Department of State.

Sara Cady - Civil Service Officer - Bahrain & UAE Desk Officer, Office of Arabian Peninsula Affairs

Sara began her career at the University of Arizona studying Near East Studies and Political Science. Upon completion of her BA, she came to Washington and got her MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution at American University. Upon completion of her education, Sara lived in Ramallah, West Bank as a Boren Fellow. Upon returning to Washington in 2017, Sara worked for the National Democratic Institute as a Program Officer for Lebanon and Syria and eventually came to the Department of State in 2017. She is a Foreign Affairs Officer in the Bureau of Near East Affairs and serves as the UAE and Bahrain Desk Officer in the Office of Arabian Peninsula Affairs.

John Silson - Foreign Service Officer - Deputy Director, Office of Monetary Affairs

John studied Physics and Philosophy at Haverford College in Pennsylvania and eventually studied as an MIPP in International Economics at Johns Hopkins SAIS, graduating in 2018. He has served as a Financial Economist at the Department of Treasury and Department of State, where he currently serves as Deputy Director of the Office of Monetary Affairs in the Economic and Business Affairs Bureau(EB). Before coming to EB, John served as a Political Officer in Kabul , as a Special Assistant for Afghanistan and Pakistan, a Pol-Econ officer in Haiti, and as an Econ Chief at U.S. Embassy Sarajevo in Bosnia. He has served in the Department of State for nearly 16 years.

Join us for an hour long conversation about diplomacy, government service, and careers at the U.S. Department of State.

LUNCH WILL BE SERVED

Event Location:1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW Rome Auditorium

THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO SAIS STUDENTS AND FACULTY ONLY

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