Monday, May 30, 2016

Flanigan to serve at United Nations, Peace Corps

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Bren Flanigan, a 2012 Carthage High School graduate and senior majoring in economics and global politics at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., will serve the United Nations from June to August and in the United States Peace Corps from September 2016 through December 2018. ...
Flanigan has previously worked in global politics. During the summer of 2014, Flanigan was at the United States Embassy in Lusaka, Zambia for the US Department of State as a Public Diplomacy Intern. While there, Flanigan wrote opinion editorials for the Charge d affairs, co-led an education trip to the Western Province and acted as Press Secretary for the visit of Second Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden. Flanigan also drafted talking points about women's empowerment in Zambia, a key U.S. foreign policy objective, for Dr. Jill Biden, used at a formal reception at the Ambassador’s residence honoring 50 Zambian women leaders.
The following summer, Flanigan worked for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington D.C., drafting, compiling and assisting in the creation of information products in Strategic Engagement within the Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) an agency that helps support US foreign policy objectives by helping local partners advance peace and democracy. ...

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