The Intersection of Civilian-Military Relations in International Diplomacy and Development
In this Careers in Development session, former Ambassador Phillip Carter will discuss his extensive career at the intersection of civilian-military relations in the fields of diplomacy and development. Ambassador Carter has 34 years of experience in the areas of human rights, political-economic reform, good governance, security sector assistance, counter-terrorism, social and health development, business facilitation and conflict prevention. He will discuss his diverse range of experience and field questions from young professionals interested in building careers in any of these issue areas.
Prior to his current positions as President of the Mead Hill Group LLC and Executive Vice President at Jefferson Waterman International LLC, Ambassador Carter served as the Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Engagement at the U.S. Africa Command. During previous tours in Washington, Ambassador Carter was a Senior Advisor, Acting Assistant Secretary, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary to the Africa Bureau as well as Director for West African Affairs and Deputy Director in the Office for East African Affairs at the U.S. State Department. Earlier in his career, Ambassador Carter worked as a financial economist dealing with international debt and capital matters. In addition to Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea, Ambassador Carter worked at diplomatic missions in Gabon, Madagascar, Malawi, Bangladesh, Canada, and Mexico. Ambassador Carter is the recipient of several prestigious awards from the U.S., Ivoirian and Malagasy governments.
Lunch will be available.