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On Tuesday, August 25, 2015, Diplomat in Residence 2014-2015 for the Southern Mid-Atlantic region, and Elizabeth L. Bender, a career foreign service officer, led a lively discussion with students and International Focus members about the Function and Role of a Diplomat-in-Residence and Unique Trajectories and Careers in Foreign Service.


Diplomat-in-Residence Mr. Richard Jaworski (right) and former Foreign Service Officer Elizabeth Bender (left)


Aisha Mitchell from Elon University speaks with Ms. Bender (foreground) while Dr. Heidi Hobbs from North Carolina State University talks to chairpersons from International Focus. (left)


Over 35 guests attended the event to learn about careers with the Department of State

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