STUDENT DIPLOMATS INITIATIVE

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The Student Diplomats program gives students a tangible diplomatic tool set they can use to enhance their professional development and success. At the heart of this diplomatic tool set is the ability for students to learn how to lead high-level bilateral dialogues, write diplomatic correspondence and treatises, hone crisis negotiation strategies, and foster productive relationships with global businesses and foreign ministries. Whether it's the foreign service or a corporate boardroom, our program gives members multifaceted strategies and experience that can help them succeed in variety of capacities.
GDS seeks to not only impact the Georgetown community through heightening discourse and exposure to the world’s most pressing issues but also to explore sustainable solutions with global implications. Consequently, GDS Student Diplomats will focus on long-term diplomatic projects with both foreign ministries and the U.S. Government, thus affording crucial insights into how diplomatic systems operate around the world and personal relations with key players in the international arena.

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION AT THE EMBASSY OF GHANA

On October 26, 2018, GDS Student Diplomats met with His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah at the Embassy of Ghana for a roundtable discussion. His Excellency shared insight on his experiences in diplomacy, US-Ghanaian relations, and the biggest issues facing Ghana today.

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION AT THE EMBASSY OF THE PHILIPPINES

On October 26, 2018, GDS Student Diplomats met with His Excellency Ambassador Romualdez at the Embassy of the Philippines for a roundtable discussion. His Excellency shared insight on his experiences in diplomacy, US-Philippine relations, and the biggest issues facing the Philippines today.

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION AT THE EMBASSY OF AUSTRALIA

On May 10, 2018, GDS Student Diplomats visited the Embassy of Australia for an engaging and insightful roundtable with Ambassador Katrina Cooper of Australia, discussing Indo-Pacific security, Aboriginal issues, the robust US-Australian Alliance, and Ambassador Cooper's wealth of diplomatic experience.

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION AT THE EMBASSY OF JORDAN

On May 7, 2018, GDS Student Diplomats visited the Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for a roundtable discussion with Her Excellency Ambassador Kawar. The Student Diplomats discussed topics ranging from the success of the Global Coalition Against ISIS to the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on the economy of the Kingdom, as well as the Her Excellency's experiences and wisdom on conducting successful diplomacy.

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION AT THE EMBASSY OF BARBADOS

On December 8, 2017, GDS Student Diplomats visited the Embassy of Barbados for a roundtable discussion with Ambassador Hart of Barbados and Ambassador Edmunds of St. Lucia. The Student Diplomats discussed topics ranging from the Venezuela Crisis to Caribbean development economics, as well as the ambassadors' experiences and wisdom on conducting successful diplomacy.

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