Planning for Change: Public Service for Sustainable Development | Wilson Center
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Planning for Change: Public Service for Sustainable Development

A career in public service offers unique opportunities to be of service to the public while helping to build a prosperous and sustainable America. There are many challenges, however, in finding solutions that work across sectors and constituencies. How can public servants bring people together across the public and private sector to create impact that will last long after their time of service?
Join us for a discussion with Wilson Center Fellow and career U.S. foreign service officer Joseph Cassidy and members of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation’s 2017 class of Leadership Fellows. They will tell us about the path their careers have taken and the challenges and opportunities public service brings. 

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This event is supported by the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.





  • Roger-Mark De Souza

    Global Fellow and Advisor
    Former Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience


  • Joseph Cassidy

    Global Fellow, Former Fellow
    Former Director for Policy, Regional, and Functional Organizations, International Organizations Bureau, U.S. Department of State
  • Nora Ferm Nickum

    Senior Associate, Cascadia Consulting
  • Kiana Scott

    Director of External Relations, Evans School, University of Washington
  • Hans Zeiger

    Senator, Washington State Senate