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Charting a Career in International Development

For recent graduates and students interested in international development work, finding that first professional position can be daunting. Students often juggle volunteer work, unpaid internships and endless networking in hopes of getting a foot in the door.

Charting a Career in International Development Speakers

On July 24, Global Washington members along with international development students and interns gathered at PATH’s headquarters in Seattle for Charting a Career in International Development, featuring an accomplished panel of speakers: Lincoln Miller, Senior Director, Program Management at Landesa; Nancy Ward, Chief Engagement Officer for World Justice Project; and David Wu, Chief Development Officer at PATH. Read More

Women and Countering Violent Extremism

“What price tag can you put on a human life?”

The UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, answered her own question by reading the “price list” used by ISIS in what she called “nothing short of a revival of the slave trade.”

Speakers on stageOn July 21, 500 guests gathered at the US Institute of Peace (USIP) for a distinguished discussion on Women and Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and sat riveted as Ms. Bangura detailed the ways in which extremist groups use women as currency while they sell, barter and incentivize recruits in their efforts to consolidate power. Read More

Travel to See GlobalWA Members in India!

Credit: Landesa

Photo Credit: Landesa

Seattle International Foundation (SIF) and The Seattle Foundation will host a donor delegation to India on October 9-18 where participants will see first-hand the work of Global Washington members. Seattle-area donors and experts will visit leading Seattle-area institutions such as Landesa, PATH, SightLife, Splash and University of Washington. Delegates will also have opportunities to engage with local business and nonprofit leaders, philanthropists, and visit cultural and historical sites. Field site visits and meetings will span a variety of issue areas including health, land rights, leadership development, micro-finance, technology and women’s rights.

Global Washington member Emirates Airline is offering a discount for GlobalWA members traveling to India. Click here to learn more and email us for the promo code before you book your flight.

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For more information contact Michele Frix, Director of Programs, at or 206.547.9335. Read More