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Global Careers for LGBTQ Folk

Speaker: Various Speakers

Members of the LGBTQ+ community play key roles in international business, diplomacy, advocacy, and scholarship, but they can also face unique challenges in global careers because of their sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression (on top of all the other challenges of global careers). This panel brings together members of the LGBTQ+ community who are navigating careers that cross borders and tackle international issues to talk about some of the continuing challenges, unique opportunities, and best strategies for pursuing global careers as a queer person.

Our panelists come from different sectors and work on different parts of the world:

Lacy Ferrell, an historian of Africa at the University of Central Washington and a member of the AHA Committee on LGBTQ Status in the Profession
Anna Kirey, UNC alum who has been active in NGOs promoting LGBTQ rights in Eastern Europe
Camilo Ramirez, UNC alum who has been working with the Brookings Institution and is soon headed to the State Department
Holing Lau, a scholar of law and LGBTQ rights and Willie Person Mangum Professor of Law at UNC with an expertise on Asia.

This panel will take place virtually on Zoom. Register below!

Date: October 5, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM