Race, Racism, Intersectionality and Political Appointment

October 2, 2020 3:00 PM

Historically, political appointees have been disproportionately white and male as compared with the U.S. population.  Our entire webinar series will address gender, and we hope to address intersectional issues throughout the series as well. However, we wanted to create a specific space to inform future political appointees about the important considerations of race and intersectionality in the political appointments process. We encourage allies and people interested in expanding their understanding of these issues to attend this webinar. Anyone who ascends to national security leadership will need to be culturally competent to address these issues.

This session will not be recorded. Outcomes or recommendations from the session will be reported out without attribution under Chatham House Rules.

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Dina Powell McCormick

Linda Etim

  • Former Assistant Administrator for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development
Dina Powell McCormick

Lauri Fitz-Pegado

  • Consultant, LFP INC
  • Former Assistant Secretary and Director General, U.S. Foreign Commercial Service, Department of Commerce
Dina Powell McCormick

M. Tia Johnson

  • Visiting Professor of Law; Director, National Security Law LL.M Program, Georgetown Law Center
  • Former Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Legislative Affairs, Retired U.S. Army JAG


Dina Powell McCormick

Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley

  • Diplomat in Residence, Oberlin College
  • Former Ambassador to Malta and retired Foreign Service Officer