Writing for the State Department: Workshop with Diplomat in Residence Usha Pitts

Make the transition from the dense writing style favored by academia to the brief, efficient style preferred by the U.S. State Department. While Diplomat in Residence Usha Pitts can't turn you into George Kennan in 90 minutes, she can give you a few tips and tools to help you improve over the long term. These improvements apply not just to future State Department employees, but to anyone who wants to succeed in an international career.

The workshop and refreshments, sponsored by YPFP NY, will take place on March 23rd at Industry Cooperative. 

Event is free for members. The booklet, Disciplined Writing and Career Development by Mortimer Goldstein, available for purchase for $15.

YPFP members may RSVP by logging into their accounts. If you're not a member and would like to attend, join YPFP NY.

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.

March 23, 2017 at 6pm - 8pm
Industry Cooperative
18 W 38th St
New York, NY, NY 10018
United States
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