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YPFP DC: Beyond the Job Description - Learning More, Working Smarter, Having a Greater Impact

September 12, 2012 06:30 pm


Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
1800 K Street NW
20036 Washington, DC
United States

Wednesday, September 12 | 6:30pm

1800 K Street NW
Washington, DC


There is the constant effort to understand your roles and responsibilities. There is also the skill of effectively working with and learning from those above, across, and below you. Though often overlooked, young foreign policy professionals with these skills will prove themselves invaluable and will find they have an advantage when being considered for more responsibility and advancement.


Dr. Janine Davidson is an author, professor, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Plans who brings an authoritative perspective on successfully managing your work relationships and fulfilling your varied responsibilities. Join us for anecdotes and advice on how to do more for your organization and for yourself.



Dr. Janine Davidson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University in Arlington, VA, where she teaches courses on national security policy making, strategy, civil-military relations, and public policy. From 2009-2012, she served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Plans where she oversaw the development of guidance for military campaign and contingency plans and the review and assessment of plans. She also led policy efforts for U.S. global defense posture and international agreements related to U.S. forces stationed overseas, and was the co-chair for the U.S.-Australia defense posture working group. In 2012, she was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service. Dr. Davidson holds a PhD and a Master's of Arts degree in international studies from the University of South Carolina and a BS in architectural engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is a Member of the Council on

Foreign Relations and author of Lifting the Fog of Peace: How Americans Learned to Fight Modern War (University of Michigan Press, 2009).

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