Careers in Asia Presents: Laura Rosenberger

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Thursday, March 25
12 - 1:30
Sparks 124

Speaker:
Laura Rosenberger, Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs, US State Department
 
Topic:
From Penn State to the Foreign Service:
How What I Learned at Penn State Shaped My Career
 
A light lunch will be provided for the first 30 attendees.
 
Laura Rosenberger is a foreign affairs officer at the U.S. Department of State.  Since May 2009, she has served as a Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs, responsible for advising him on East Asian and Pacific affairs and for liaising on nonproliferation and arms control issues.  From 2005-2009, she served in the Office of Korean Affairs' North Korea Unit, where she was responsible for supporting the multilateral Six-Party Talks on North Korea's nuclear programs, developing and implementing policies on North Korean human rights and refugee issues, and coordinating efforts to develop a regional security mechanism and lay the foundation for an eventual Korean Peninsula peace treaty.  As a Presidential Management Fellow at the State Department, she completed rotations to U.S. Embassy Seoul, reporting on inter-Korean policies and North Korean internal developments after North Korea's first nuclear test, and to the Bureau of International Information Programs, where she created an evaluation system for public diplomacy programs.  She received her Master's degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University's School of International Service in May 2004, where she focused on human rights and post-conflict reconstruction, particularly in the Balkans. She received Bachelors' degrees from Penn State University's Schreyer Honors College in Sociology, Psychology, and Women's Studies in May 2002. 
 
"Careers in Asia" is sponsored by the Asian Studies Program and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.
 

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