State Department Visit – September 2nd and 3rd

Posted: August 27, 2014 by telecom in Events

The Department of State will be visiting IU next week. Please help us distribute the information on 3 events to your advisors and students. I’ve attached the PDF flier Justin created for the General Information session. You will find the description for all events below.

State Department Information Session with Diplomat in Residence, Ambassador Ian Kelly

Tuesday, September 2nd, 6 – 7 PM EST

Career Development Center, 625 N Jordan Ave

Curious how to use your skills and knowledge in an international or global context? Learn about how to enter a career at the State department as a Foreign or Civil Service Officer from our State Department Diplomat-in-Residence, Ambassador Ian Kelly. Ambassador Kelly has had an extensive career that includes tours of duty in Vienna (OSCE), Washington D.C., Brussels (NATO), Ankara, Belgrade, and Moscow. For more on internships and careers with the State Department, visit

Brown Bag Lunch Discussion with Diplomat in Residence, Ambassador Ian Kelly, Regarding Current Events in Ukraine

Wednesday, September 3rd, 12 – 1 PM EST

Career Development Center, 625 N Jordan Ave

Interested in discussing the current situation Ukraine? Ambassador Ian Kelly invites you to join him in a brown bag lunch discussion of the region’s current events.

Ian C. Kelly is the Diplomat in Residence for the Midwest, based at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was most recently (from March 2010 to September 2013) the U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), in Vienna, Austria. From December 2012 to September 2013, he was concurrently the U.S. Co-Chair of the Minsk Group, the negotiating process set up to resolve the dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the territory of Nagorno Karabakh.

From May 2009 until his appointment as ambassador, he was the Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State. Ambassador Kelly’s previous assignments include Director of the Office of Russian Affairs in Washington, D.C., Public Affairs Advisor at the U.S. Mission to NATO, Press Attaché at Embassy Rome, Press Attaché at Embassy Ankara,Information Center Director in Belgrade, and Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer in Moscow. He has also had several regional assignments that took him to all fifteen former Soviet republics.

He has studied Italian, Serbo-Croatian and Turkish at the National Foreign Affairs Training Center of the State Department. He also speaks Russian. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Ambassador Kelly taught Russian at Columbia University, and received his doctorate there in Slavic Languages and Literatures in 1986. He also holds a B.A. from St. Olaf College and a M.A. from Northwestern University.

Employer in Residence: Ambassador Ian Kelly, Department of State

Wednesday, September 3rd, 9 am – 11:30 AM EST

Career Development Center, 625 N Jordan Ave

Speak one-on-one with Diplomat in Residence, Ambassador Ian Kelly, regarding entering a career in the State Department as a Foreign or Civil Service Officer. Register for a time slot on MyJobs at

You’ll have to complete your profile to register for a time slot. Click on MyJobs à See What’s New à Complete Your Profile


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