Since its founding, the Atlantic Council’s mission has been driven towards inclusion: helping Americans understand that they are part of a broader international community. This Black History Month, the Atlantic Council Black Employee Network proudly presents a conversation with Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins on navigating challenges to foster a more equitable future for aspiring Black professionals in international policy.

Black Employee Network: In alignment with the Atlantic Council’s commitment to creating and sustaining an inclusive environment, the Black Employee Network enhances Black and African American employees’ sense of belonging and empowers their path to success through the following:

  • Dynamic engagement opportunities in recruiting the global leaders of the future,
  • Elevated opportunities for celebration and appreciation of culture, and
  • Targeted responses in establishing equity.

The discussion will be held in-person and streamed live via YouTube on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, from 9:30 – 10:30 am ET. To participate, please register using the link above, and you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the event.


The Hon. Bonnie Jenkins
Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security,
US Department of State

In conversation with

Jalina Porter

Jalina Porter Communications;
Former Principal Deputy Spokesperson, 
US Department of State

Opening remarks

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