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Title: Diverse Diplomacy: A Conversation with Mirembe Nantongo

Date Published: February 22, 2021

Date: Thursday, March 4
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 am EST

Join us for a conversation with Mirembe Nantongo.

Mirembe Nantongo served in the State Department for 25 years as a Foreign Service Generalist. Of Ugandan and Dutch parentage, she first worked for State as a Locally Employed staff member at U.S. Embassy Kampala, then spent six years as an Eligible Family Member before joining A-100 as a Foreign Service officer in 1995. She served and lived in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Washington, D.C., most recently as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Global Talent Management.

She will share insights on her Foreign Service career, her work on diversity and inclusion, and offer advice for a successful career in foreign policy.

The Diverse Diplomacy Leaders Speaker Series connects current and former career Civil and Foreign Service Officers with those considering or entering careers in foreign policy. This event is brought to you as part of an Una Chapman Cox Foundation project on American Diplomacy and the Foreign Service.

Learn more about Diverse Diplomacy at diversediplomacy.com.

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This event will have live closed captioning.

Mirembe Natongo

Mirembe Nantongo

Mirembe Nantongo recently retired from the State Department after a 25-year career as a Foreign Service Generalist. Of Ugandan and Dutch parentage, she first worked for State as a Locally Employed staff member at U.S. Embassy Kampala, then spent six years as an Eligible Family Member before joining A-100 as a Foreign Service officer in 1995. She served and lived in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Washington, D.C. Although coned as a political officer, she worked in all five Foreign Service cones, served twice as a deputy chief of mission and, finally, as a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Global Talent Management. Both her sons were born under the Foreign Service umbrella and spent their childhoods in international schools overseas. Influenced by Embassy Marine Security Guards in various assignments, both ended up as U.S. Marines themselves—one now on active duty and the other recently graduated from college. Mirembe retired in order to spend more time with her aging mother who lives in the Netherlands.

 

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