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Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI) Conference 2023

March 15, 2023

Represent! The Importance of Diversity and Multiculturalism in U.S. Foreign Policy

Friday, April 14, 2023
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for in-person attendees
Harry S. Truman Building
2201 C. St. N.W. 
Washington, D.C.  20520

The Public Liaison Division of the Department of State’s Bureau of Global Public Affairs (GPA/SOE/PL) is organizing this inaugural, hybrid Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI) Conference to raise awareness about the Secretary of State’s foreign policy priorities and the reasons why diplomacy is important to every American. The conference also aims to advance the department’s diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) efforts.

This conference will build on the success of the previous 13 conferences for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and two symposia for students of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) hosted by GPA/SPOE/PL. This conference also will include Asian American Native American Pacific Islander–Serving Institutions (ANNAPISIs) and Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian–Serving Institutions (ANNHs). 

Invited Conference Speakers:
Photo of Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken
Richard R. Verma
Deputy Secretary of State for
Management and Resources
Photo of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations
On the Agenda:

Career Fair: Undergraduate and graduate students from across the country are invited to attend the career fair before the conference to network with Department of State bureau representatives, employee organizations, and stakeholders to discover more about career opportunities and programs available to students.

Panels: The main conference event includes three panels with diverse and dynamic Civil Service and Foreign Service officials who will share their career experiences, describe their diplomatic work, and highlight various options for enrolled MSI students to participate in internships, international exchange programs, and more. Virtual attendees will be able to view a livestream of events on an interactive website.

Download the 2023 MSI Conference Schedule PDF