Careers in Diplomacy

Apr 10, 2018
05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
158 Willard Building

Few employers will pay you to live and work abroad, but the U.S. Department of State is one of them. They hire Americans over the age of 20 from all walks of life and backgrounds. If you are attracted to public service and want to live abroad, come hear more about this unique lifestyle from career diplomat Usha Pitts.


Usha Pitts is an American diplomat with twenty years in the U.S. Foreign Service, serving tours in Russia, Cuba, Panama, Italy, Austria, and Brazil. While Consul General in Recife (Brazil), she opened an American Chamber of Commerce in Fortaleza, and welcomed Vice President Joe Biden to Brazil for the 2014 soccer World Cup.

Ms. Pitts is currently posted to New York City, where she works as an educator and recruiter for the U.S. Department of State. Committed to ensuring our diplomats reflect the true face of America, Ms. Pitts recruits a diversity of American citizens to careers with the State Department. She teaches a course at The City College of New York on diplomacy, and offers advice to Americans who aspire to an international career.

Sponsored by the Schreyer Honors College, School of International Affairs, and the Center for Global Studies.

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