Combatting the "male, pale and Yale" image of the foreign policy sector: Vestige Strategies offers insight to improve diversity and inclusion.
Episode 2 of this podcast series hosted by CPD Student Fellow Madison Jones features an interview with Dean Varun Soni.
International students graduating in Japan could find it easier to launch their careers here if they fit into one of the categories spelled out in upcoming guidelines, which include jobs with a focus on international expansion in dining and apparel. The greater clarity on what types of workers would qualify for residency is meant to help domestic businesses hire more foreign-born talent straight out of Japanese schools. These individuals could also help promote tourism in Japan and support the Cool Japan soft-power initiative.
The program, which began in 2011 and is funded by a State Department grant, brings groups of international coaches, sports administrators and mostly teenage athletes to the public university's campus in Fairfax County, Virginia. [...] Participants gain a deeper understanding of inclusion and diversity in athletics, organizers say, at the same time that they get a glimpse of American culture — specifically, American sports culture.
This week's PD News roundup celebrates diversity in cultural diplomacy.