Managing Diversity as a Political Appointee

February 5, 2021 2:00 PM

LCWINS was thrilled when, at our request, presidential candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris pledged to strive for gender parity in their national security appointments. We want to see them succeed at achieving national security leadership that looks like America and is representative in all diversity categories. In this webinar, we will discuss how folks going into the Administration, including at the very top, can make an impact on diversity in the federal government. We will also discuss how the Administration is doing on diversity thus far, and what it will take for them to meet our goal of a government that looks like the people it represents.


Dina Powell McCormick

Heather Hurlburt

  • Director, New Models of Policy Change initiative at New America's Political Reform program.
  • Former Special Assistant to the President and Presidential Speechwriter
Dina Powell McCormick

Chris Lu

  • Teresa A. Sullivan Practitioner Senior Fellow, University of Virginia Miller Center
  • Former Deputy Secretary of Labor

Dina Powell McCormick

Cecilia Muñoz

  • Vice President, Public Interest Technology and Local Initiatives, New America
  • Former White House Director of the National Policy Council


Dina Powell McCormick

Reta Jo Lewis

  • Senior Fellow and Director of Congressional Affairs at The German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Former Special Representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs, Department of State