The Cameron University Department of Social Sciences will present Kristin M. Stewart, U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Officer and current Diplomat-in-Residence at the University of Oklahoma, on Wednesday, January 17 at 2 p.m. in the McCasland Ballroom. Stewart’s presentation will address “The United States in Foreign Policy” as well as “Careers in the Foreign Service.” The event is open to the public at no charge.
Stewart joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 2002. Prior to her current assignment, she served as the Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Basrah, Iraq. Previous diplomatic assignments include Public Affairs Officer in Panama City, Panama; Cultural Affairs Officer in Dakar, Senegal; Press Officer in Managua, Nicaragua; Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer in Mexico City, Mexico; and Vice Consul and Assistant to the Ambassador in Bogota, Colombia. Temporary duty assignments have taken her to Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guinea Bissau, Mali, South Africa, and Suriname.
Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Stewart worked in the Office of International Programs at the University of Michigan as a study abroad advisor. She has a Master's in Public Policy (MPP) from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. While there, she served as the graduate student instructor for the MPP international relations course. She earned a Bachelor's in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, where she focused on Science and Technology in International Affairs and Latin American studies.
The event is part of Festival X: American Identities in the 21st Century, Cameron’s current academic festival that is primarily sponsored by the McCasland Foundation of Duncan. Stewart’s presentation touches on the festival sub-theme of American Diplomacy in the World Today.
January 12, 2018