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Global Speaker Series Event | Washington D.C.


*(3/22/19) Thank you to everyone who attended! Stay tuned for event photos on our Facebook page!


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Join fellow IES Abroad alumni for an evening of drinks, appetizers, and networking at our inaugural IES Abroad Global Speaker Series event. Featuring a conversation with two alumnae about how their study abroad experiences impacted their careers in international fields.

Thursday, March 21 | 6- 8:30pm

1615 @ Dupont | 1615 New Hampshire Avenue, NW | Washington, D.C. 20009


Miriam Nisbet, Former Founding Director, National Archives' Office of Government Information Services (IES Abroad Vienna, Spring 1969)
Miriam was the founding Director of the National Archives’ Office of Government Information Services - the federal FOIA ombudsman. She retired in November 2014, remaining active as an advocate for government transparency and for dispute resolution. Miriam previously worked for UNESCO, the American Library Association, NARA, and the US Justice Department. Miriam received a BA degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a JD degree from the University’s School of Law.

Jamila White, Senior Manager, AECOM International Development (IES Abroad Dijon, Fall 2005)
Jamila is an international development specialist with more than a decade of experience managing, designing, implementing, and supporting agric/agribusiness, economic growth, education, and emergency response programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Jamila's most personally rewarding experience was managing the National Ebola Response Call Center as an Ebola fighter.

Jamila, a native of the DMV, started her journey in international development after studying abroad in Senegal her sophomore year of college. Currently, Jamila is a Senior Manager at AECOM International Development where she serves as an Engagement Manager and helps to drive new business efforts within the Economic Growth and Agriculture Practice. In addition, Jamila is an adjunct Professor in the Department of Political Science at Morgan State University (starting Spring 2019).

Jamila is an Aspen Institute International Career Advancement Program (ICAP) Fellow, serves on the board of the Africa Summit, and is the co-chair of the Society for International Development's Young Professional Network, and a volunteer with the College Bound Program.
Before starting her career in development and economic growth, Jamila obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Hampton University and a Master's in Public Administration, with a concentration in Economic Development and International Affairs, from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She resides in Washington D.C. and enjoys spending time wither family and interior decorating in her free time.
Moderated by Rob Hallworth, Vice President and Deputy Director of Academic Programs, IES Abroad

Rob has been in the field of international education for more than twenty years. He is currently the Vice President and Deputy Director of Academic Programs at IES Abroad. Prior to that, he worked as a study abroad and academic advisor for international affairs majors at the University of New Hampshire, the inaugural Director of International Education at Salisbury University and the Director of Study Abroad at The George Washington University.

He has been an active member of both the Forum on Education Abroad and NAFSA throughout his career. In his more than two decades in the field, Rob has served on a number of advisory boards and presented on more than sixty panels at national and international conferences. While at UNH and Salisbury University, he taught courses in U.S. and World History. He holds a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire in History and an M.A. from Georgetown University in Russian Area Studies. He studied abroad in Lviv, Ukraine.