Build a career in foreign policy

By News@TheU

Build a career in foreign policy

By News@TheU
Join four distinguished alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Master of Arts in International Administration program for a panel discussion about their careers on Oct. 6.

Since its inception in 2000, graduates of the University of Miami’s Master of Arts in International Administration (MAIA) program have found rewarding careers with multinational corporations, government agencies, and international organizations. 

On Tuesday, Oct. 6, four of the program’s distinguished alumni will take part in a panel discussion about pathways to a career in foreign policy and service. Moderated by junior Ajiri Uzere, the virtual forum, which begins at 6 p.m., is open to the public.

“We are very excited to have these successful alumni share their path and insights with current students and anyone else who is interested,” said Uzere, a political science major and president of the Miami International Relations Association. “Now more than ever, I believe that receiving advice and insight from people who have walked a path you’d like to follow is critical to networking and career development.” 

The panelists include Andrew Fisher, director of Innovation for Florida Cancer Specialists, who interned at the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization; Alejandra Plascencia, who interned at the Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba and now works as a foreign service officer with the U.S. State Department. Two other alumni who interned with their current employers: Andrea Fuentes, an assessments analyst for the U.S. Southern Command, and Jesse Kornbluth, development manager of the Foreign Policy Program at The Brookings Institution also will be a part of the panel. 

MAIA’s unique interdisciplinary curriculum covers the complex problems that confront modern institutions—such as security, emergency management, health equity, and human rights.

To register for the discussion, RSVP on Eventbrite. Visit https://maia.as.miami.edu or email MAIAadmissions@miami.edu for more information about the MAIA program.