International Careers with Government - Career Panel

Intrigued by an international career? Ready for life with at least one foot across sovereign borders? Are you a new job seeker or transitioning to a new career? This popular series provides an opportunity to meet international insiders who offer practical advice and share their real-life experiences.

On Tuesday, March 8, the career panel will focus on careers with various levels of government. Panels are offered in collaboration with New York University's Center for Global Affairs.

The panel will be moderated by Judith Siegel, former Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State


  • Kurtis Cooper, Deputy Spokesperson, U.S. Mission to the UN
  • Usha Pitts, Diplomat in Residence, U.S. Department of State
  • Jordan Reimer, International Affairs Analyst, New York Police Department


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About the Panelists

Kurtis Cooper is the Deputy Spokesperson for the U.S. Mission to the UN. He has been with the Mission for four of his fifteen years of government service. Prior to the U.S. Mission, he was the Communications Chief for the Bureau of International Organization Affairs in the Department of State. He has also worked in the Department’s Press Office. He has an undergraduate degree from Ball State University and a master’s degree from George Washington University. He currently resides in the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn.

Usha Pitts has been an American diplomat for 18 years, serving tours in Cuba, Russia, Panama, Brazil, Italy and Austria. She has degrees in Latin American Studies from the University of Massachusetts and International Development from the George Washington University. She moved to New York five months ago with her partner and two children, where she serves as a State Department representative for the Tri-State area and Pennsylvania.

Committed to ensuring our diplomats represent the true face of America, Ms. Pitts informs and recruits a diversity of American citizens to careers with the State Department. She also teaches a course at City College on practical diplomacy. A former employee of the World Bank and former U.S. representative to two UN agencies, Ms. Pitts can also answer general questions about careers in the international public sector.

Jordan Reimer has an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. He served as a policymaker at the Department of Defense under two administrations, focusing on Iraq, Iran, and the Arabian Peninsula. Jordan has lived in Egypt and Yemen and is currently an international affairs analyst at the NYPD.

The NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs (CGA) provides you with the applied knowledge to excel professionally in the international arena through the M.S. in Global Affairs; Graduate Certificates in Global Energy, Peacebuilding, and Transnational Security; and career advancement courses.

March 08, 2016 at 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Woolworth Building
15 Barclay St
4th Floor
New York, NY 10007, NY 10007
United States
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