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Foreign Service Opportunity School

On Wednesday May 17, 2017

What you will learn

Foreign Service Opportunity School

3 days, $100 (meals included)

Many decisions relating to the United States and its interests are made by career Foreign Service Officers, not elected officials. Unfortunately, this means those decisions often are not truly representative of election results or U.S. interests.

The Foreign Service Opportunity School has prepared many conservatives to pass the U.S. Foreign Service exam and gain entry to the diplomatic corps. School faculty explain the complex testing process and teach you how you can improve your chances to become a professional Foreign Service officer. A heavy emphasis will also be placed on other careers in the field of international relations.

Topics covered include:

  • About the Foreign Service
  • Countering liberal dominance at the State Department
  • Increasing your chances of passing the Foreign Service Exam
  • Other careers in international relations
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Details

Starts Wednesday, May 17

Wed. 17 8:30 - 6:30 PM
Thu. 18 8:30 - 6:30 PM
Fri. 19 8:30 - 1:30 PM

Location:
Leadership Institute
Steven P.J. Wood Building
1101 N Highland St
Arlington, VA 22201 Map
Cost

$100.00

Manager

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Ben Woodward

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What graduates say

Morton Blackwell

Morton Blackwell

President of the Leadership Institute

"Expand the Leadership."

Your faculty

James Jay Carafano

James Jay Carafano

Vice President for the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E. W. Richardson Fellow – Heritage Foundation

James Jay Carafano, a leading expert in national security and foreign policy challenges, is The Heritage Foundation's Vice President, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, E. W. Richardson Fellow, and Director of the Kathryn...

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Jennifer Crall

Jennifer Crall

Senior Director of External Affairs, IRI

Jennifer Crall was named senior director for external affairs in September 2015. Prior to that she served as deputy director in IRI's office of monitoring and evaluation. She joined the Institute in 2009 and prior to servi...

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Dan Fisk

Dan Fisk

Chief Operations Officer – International Republican Institute

Daniel W. Fisk returned to IRI in January 2015 as chief operations officer. He first joined the Institute in September 2009 to coordinate the Institute's governance programs and from 2010-2014 served as vice president for ...

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Elise Kleinwaks

Elise Kleinwaks

Diplomat in Residence, U.S. Department of State

Elise Kleinwaks, a member of the career Senior Foreign Service, joined the State Department 30 years ago as a Political Officer. She is currently the Diplomat in Residence for the DC Metro region. Prior to joining the Fore...

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Bart Marcois

Bart Marcois

President – Marcois Partners International Corporation

President of Marcois Partners International Corporation (MPIC), a Washington, DC-based international business development, public relations and political consulting firm that builds on an extensive network...

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Gary Nordlinger

Gary Nordlinger

President, Nordlinger Associates

Gary Nordlinger teaches at the Graduate School of Political Management of George Washington University.

Mr. Nordlinger is a leading expert at using quantitative research to design winning communica...

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Ana Quintana

Ana Quintana

Policy Analyst, Latin America and the Western Hemisphere – The Heritage Foundation

Ana Rosa Quintana is Policy Analyst, Latin America and the Western Hemisphere at The Heritage Foundation's Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies. She leads the foundation's efforts U.S. policy toward Latin America. She...

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Robert Schadler

Robert Schadler

Senior Fellow – American Foreign Policy Council

Robert A. Schadler is currently the Senior Fellow in Public Diplomacy at the American Foreign Policy Council. He was formerly the President of Educational Enri...

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Reid Smith

Reid Smith

Foreign Policy Manager, Charles Koch Institute

Reid Smith manages foreign policy initiatives at the Charles Koch Institute. Past affiliations include the Cato Institute, the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and the Foreign Policy Association. He holds an MA in the co...

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Ray Walser

Ray Walser

Executive Director, Americas Forum

Ray Walser is the Executive Director at America's Forum and policy anaylst specializing in Latin America. Walser's area of policy research and interest include defending the values of freedom and individual liberty, streng...

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