Foreign Service Career Presentation: John C. Roberts, Diplomat in Residence (Hosted by the Global Studies Academy)
Monday, November 10, 2015 from 3:30-5:00pm, Upstairs Lecture Hall; Seats are limited so reserve your spot at the link below.
THIS SIGN UP IS OPEN TO ALL CLEMENTS HS STUDENTS INTERESTED IN KNOWING MORE ABOUT A CAREER WITH THE US STATE DEPARTMENT/FOREIGN SERVICE. ALL STUDENTS SHOULD COME PREPARED WITH QUESTIONS FOR THE PRESENTER.
U.S. Department of State
Diplomacy: The U.S. Department of State at Work
As the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency, the U.S. Department of State helps to shape a freer, more secure, and more prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing the President’s foreign policy. The United States maintains diplomatic relations with 189 of the 191 countries in the world, as well as with many international organizations. We maintain over 265 diplomatic and consular posts around the world, including embassies, consulates, and missions to international organizations.
Foreign Service and Civil Service
The Foreign Service and the Civil Service for the U.S. Department of State represent the American people, working together to achieve the goals and implement the initiatives of American foreign policy.
The Foreign Service represents America and responds to the needs of American citizens in other countries. These 11,000+ employees are also America’s first-line of defense in a complex and often dangerous world. A Foreign Service career is a way of life that offers unique rewards, opportunities, and sometimes hardships. Members of the Foreign Service can be sent to any embassy, consulate, or other diplomatic mission anywhere in the world, to serve the diplomatic needs of the United States.
From internships to fellowships, the U.S. Department of State has a number of great programs that enable students to obtain job experience in a challenging and exciting foreign affairs environment. Many students work in Washington, D.C., while others have the opportunity to work at one of our U.S. embassies and consulates abroad.
John C. Roberts
John C. Roberts is a career member of the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service currently serving as Diplomat in Residence for Southeast Texas and Louisiana. Prior to his assignment as Diplomat in Residence he served as Director of the Civilian Response Corps in the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO). CSO leads the Department of State’s expeditionary diplomatic efforts providing whole of government conflict mitigation and stabilization assistance to countries in crisis or emerging from conflict.