Shaw Students Attend U.S. Foreign Policy Conference
March 16, 2012 – Eleven Shaw University students recently attended the U.S. Foreign Policy Conference for students and faculty of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Washington, D.C. The conference, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, encourages underrepresented groups to consider careers in Foreign Service. Shaw faculty members Dr. Marcellina Offoha, Chair of the Social Sciences department; Dr. Elaine Yarborough, Associate Professor of Political Science and Mr. Khodr Zaarour, Assistant Professor of Political Science/International Relations also attended.
The conference’s agenda included discussions on the Arab Spring, global health, human rights, and more as well as presentations on career opportunities and student exchanges. The conference also featured remarks from Deputy Secretary Bill Burns and Counselor of the Department and Chief of Staff to the Secretary Cheryl Mills. The Foreign Service Officers Program provides five career tracks: consular officers, management officers, economic officers, public diplomacy officers, political officers.
The following students attended the conference:
Joyce Bannerman Senior International Relations
Jeremy Best Senior Political Science
Stephanie Bright Senior International Relations
Iesha A. Enoch Senior Political Science
Terron D. Epps Junior Political Science
Brittany E. Felder Junior Criminal Justice
Ryan R. Girley Senior Communications/Political Science
Rickey Peterson Senior Political Science
Courtney Scott Senior Political Science
Brittany Simms Senior International Relations
Diakhate Sokhnamay Junior Political Science