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2024 COIR Symposium

Date and Time:
Friday, October 4th, 2024
9am - 2pm EDT

MLK Library, 5th Floor Auditorium
901 G Street NW, Washington, DC

American Women for International Understanding (AWIU) is hosting its Eighth Annual Career Opportunities in International Relations (COIR) Symposium on Friday, October 4, 2024. The symposium will be held on the 5th Floor of MLK Library in Washington, D.C.

The theme of this year's symposium, "Women in STEM: Forging Global Impact," will be explored through presentations, panels, and discussion groups.

This day-long event will feature an array of speakers, panels, breakout discussions, a complimentary lunch, and ample networking opportunities with prominent women diplomats, career State Department professionals, international organization experts, and representatives from non-profits focused on pressing global issues such as cybersecurity, AI, public-private partnerships for space exploration, health equity, and more.

COIR events offer young women the chance to learn about careers in international affairs and engage directly with women leaders in the field. The year's event will also encourage women interested in pursuing STEM careers, or STEM-adjacent careers, on the global stage.

AWIU, founded over 50 years ago, aims to promote woman-to-woman interaction and global understanding through meaningful delegation visits, small grants for community development, support for women students and young professionals, collaboration with the U.S. Department of State for the International Women of Courage Celebration, and the impactful work of local chapters acting locally and globally.

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COIR 2024 Recruiters

Recruiters are coming to COIR! They are eager to meet with you to answer your questions and provide some career counseling. From their point of view, you’re the next generation of movers and shakers in the international relations sphere. Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to hear from potential employers and mentors what they’re looking for, and how you can benefit from their organizations.

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