5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Diplomatic Careers: Challenges and Opportunities in the Foreign Service

The Wilson Center in partnership with the John Glenn School of Public Affairs Washington Office is hosting a policy salon on the U.S. Foreign Service. Students and young professionals alike will convene to discuss the multifaceted nature of diplomatic careers. The distinguished panel, moderated by Wilson Center Senior Scholar William Milam, will focus on a variety of topics related to the foreign service.


  • William B. Milam

    Senior Scholar
    Former Senior US Diplomat and Specialist in South Asia and West Africa. Ambassador to Pakistan (1998-2001); Ambassador to Bangladesh (1990-93); Chief of Mission in Liberia (1995-98); Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Finance and Development (1985-90)
  • Marshall Adair

    Foreign Service Officer (ret.)
  • William Bent

    Chief of Post Operations, Visa Office, Department of State
  • Molly Williamson

    Foreign Service Officer and Scholar, Middle East Institute (ret.)