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Five Reasons You Should Attend the 2018 #HBCUsAtState Conference: The Bureau of Public Affairs is excited to welcome students and faculty of historically and Predominately Black Colleges and Universities to the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on February 16, 2018. In its 9th year, the Department’s HBCU Foreign Policy Conference will bring together students and faculty from U.S. academic institutions with a range of foreign affairs professionals for discussions on key foreign policy issues and career opportunities.

Here are five reasons you should register to attend this year’s conference:

Prepare for the Next Generation of Foreign Policy Leadership: A range of State Department officials will share the critical skills and training necessary for the next generation of foreign policy leaders. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from officials on key skills and resources available for students and grant administrators for honing critical language skills and fostering cultural exchange opportunities.

Become a Part of the Policy Making Process: As an attendee of the conference, you will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to engage directly with the people at the forefront of U.S. foreign policy. These people are behind the hard decisions and negotiations that often occur behind the scenes and directly impact our engagement with the rest of the world. As an attendee you’ll participate in a simulation to gain a better understanding of the tireless work that goes into maintaining relationships with other nations as well as how tough decisions are made every day on the international stage.

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Five Reasons You Should Attend the 2018 #HBCUsAtState Conference: The Bureau of Public Affairs is excited to welcome students and faculty of historically and Predominately Black Colleges and Universities to the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on February 16, 2018. In its 9th year, the Department’s HBCU Foreign Policy Conference will bring together students and faculty from U.S. academic institutions with a range of foreign affairs professionals for discussions on key foreign policy issues and career opportunities.Here are five reasons you should register to attend this year’s conference: