December 20, 2016
Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in National Security: A Conversation with the Hon. Deborah Lee James
By Lauren Speranza and Marija Vaicekauskaite
Secretary James has been a vocal champion for issues relating to diversity and inclusion during her tenure as the Secretary of the Air Force, introducing various initiatives to increase opportunities for women and minorities in service. She joined junior staff members to speak on an array of lessons for female foreign policy professionals, sharing her own career story, answering questions, and discussing approaches and innovative ways to deal with challenges women face in the industry.