Inside Diplomacy: The FS at 100 - What Does the Future Hold?

Start Date/Time: 
Monday, April 8, 2024 - 13:00
End Date/Time: 
Monday, April 8, 2024 - 14:00

On May 24,1924, the Rogers Act combined the consular and diplomatic services and established a professional United States Foreign Service. Today, the Foreign Service comprises nearly 16,000 professionals from every state in the nation, serving as America’s eyes and ears on the ground in more than 200 locations worldwide.

Join us for a conversation with Marcia S. Bernicat, the Director General of U.S. Foreign Service, as we reflect on this century of service and discuss what the future holds. During the conversation, there will be opportunities for audience Q&A. Click here to register.

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About the Guest 

Marcia S. Bernicat, a career member of the U.S. Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, is the Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Global Talent.  Ambassador Bernicat previously served as Acting Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) and concurrently as the Senior Official for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment (E) from January-August 2021. Read more. 

About Inside Diplomacy 

This speaker series hosted by AFSA President explores current national security issues as they relate to foreign policy and the Foreign Service. Inside Diplomacy is part of AFSA’s outreach to share the important work of the Foreign Service. These events are free and open to the public