Skip to main content

Building a Resilient Future Through Public Service

A world with ever-changing challenges demands a workforce of people willing to dedicate their lives to serving others. What does a career in public service look like? How do you get your foot in the door, and then how do you build such a career?

Date & Time

Jun. 6, 2016
3:00pm – 4:30pm ET


6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Get Directions


An ever-changing, complex, and interconnected world demands excellence from those in public service. What does a career dedicated to serving others look like in the 21st century? What new skills are needed? How do you get your foot in the door, and then build such a career?

Please join a panel of Henry M. Jackson Leadership Fellows and public service leaders at the Wilson Center on June 6 as we explore these questions and highlight insights for the next generation of public servants. 

A reception will follow.

Opening Remarks:

Craig Gannett, Vice President, Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Lara Iglitzin, Executive Director, Henry M. Jackson Foundation


Ted Adams, Program Specialist, Volunteering and National Service, Peace Corps

Tom Bugert, Government Relations, The Nature Conservancy; Henry M. Jackson Leadership Fellow

Lindsay Coates, President, InterAction

Andrew Deutz, Director, International Government Relations, The Nature Conservancy 

Tamara Power-Drutis, Executive Director, Crosscut Public Media;  Henry M. Jackson Leadership Fellow

Simphiwe Laura Stewart, Research Participant, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Henry M. Jackson Leadership Fellow


Roger-Mark De Souza, Director, Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience, Wilson Center

This event is co-sponsored by the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.


Want to attend but can’t? Tune into the live or archived webcast at (not every event is webcast live; archived webcasts go up approximately one day after the meeting date).

Join the conversation on Twitter by following @NewSecurityBeat and find related coverage on our blog at

Media guests, including TV crews, are welcome and should RSVP directly to Media bringing heavy electronics MUST indicate this in their response so they may be cleared through our building security and allowed entrance. Please err toward responding if you would like to attend.

Thank you for your interest in this event. Please send any feedback or questions to our Events staff.