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Feb 10, 2017

Welcoming the New ICAP AA Board Members!

ICAP, Aspen
ICAP, Aspen

Dear ICAP AA Donor, 

 

We are pleased to announce our new ICAP Alumni Association 2017 board members.  Please join us in welcoming: 

 

Ambassador Gina Abercombie-Winstanley

 

Ambassador Abercrombie-Winstanley, the first woman diplomat to lead a U.S. consulate in the gender conservative Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, served as the U.S. Ambassador to Malta (2012-2016).  Abercrombie-Winstanley joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1985 her first assignment, a posting in Baghdad, Iraq, where she focused on the Iran-Iraq war. From there she served at U.S. Embassies in Jakarta, Indonesia and Cairo, Egypt. She then returned state-side to become Special Assistant for Middle Eastern and African Affairs to Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Lawrence Eagleburger (1991-1993). After a year of intensive Arabic language training in Tunisia, Abercrombie-Winstanley then became a Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel (1994-97), focusing on Palestinian-Israeli relations. From Tel Aviv, Abercrombie-Winstanley returned to the U.S. to serve in the President Bill Clinton Administration as part of the National Security Council. She then became Senior Advisor for Middle Eastern Affairs at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, followed by a position as Policy Advisor for the Near East-South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at the U.S. Department of Defense.

Abercrombie-Winstanley also spent time on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee working for Ranking Member Senator Joseph Biden (D-Delaware).  Abercrombie-Winstanley was appointed as U.S. Ambassador to Malta in 2011, making her the first non-politically appointed Ambassador of that country since 1989. Her appointment has also been hailed by many as a sign of the growing U.S. interest in Malta’s strategic importance as a gateway between Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. Abercrombie-Winstanley is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in U.S. leadership and diplomatic affairs. She is a graduate of Cleveland Heights High School, George Washington University, and the Johns Hopkins University. - Source: Black Past- Remembered and Reclaimed. 

 

Aimee Carter 

 

Aimee Carter currently serves as the Managing Director for Corporate Affairs at the Council on Foreign Relations. As the managing director of corporate affairs, her role is to lead CFR’s Corporate Membership Program, which provides executives at member companies with access to CFR events, policy discussions, and our resources.  She has held positions at Shaw Pittman Potts Trowbridge, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Booz Allen Hamilton and Bearing Point.

Here is what Aimee had to say about her 2016 ICAP experience " Earlier this fall, I participated in a program called the International Career Advancement Program (ICAP). It is a fantastic week-long leadership program, which gathers mid-career level minorities who work in international affairs to help them develop their network, and figure out how to advance to senior roles in their career. You should look for organizations like ICAP to facilitate your network, but also make sure that your network doesn’t only include people of your minority group. You need to reach out and develop a diverse group of mentors and champions from all walks of life."  Source: Women in Foreign Policy

 

Sambia Shivers-Barclay

Sambia Shivers-Barclay has had a distinguished 20-year career at the U.S. Department of Education.  She currently manages the International Visitors’ Program for the Department. In this role she coordinates dignitaries visits with State Department offices, identifies visitors requests for education related briefings, and conduct briefings on the organizational structure of the U.S. Education system, education policy and administration, finance, and the No Child Left Behind legislation.

She is also responsible for the management of the logistical contract for the US/UK Bilateral Conference on Citizenship. Arrange meetings for foreign education officials with ED counterparts. Handles inquiries on ED programs and U.S. education policies and reforms. 

A strong supporter of ICAP, Sambia was ICAP class of 2008.

Amb. Abercrombie-Winstanley
Amb. Abercrombie-Winstanley
Aimee Carter
Aimee Carter
Sambia Shivers-Barclay
Sambia Shivers-Barclay

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Nov 28, 2016

Giving Thanks!

ICAP 2016
ICAP 2016

Dear ICAP Supporter, 

As this year comes to a close it is important for us to give a big thank you to our supporters, ICAP friends, and family.  As we move into the holiday season we reflect on the gifts you have generously donated to enable the past year of enriching programming.  Some of the highlights include the annual Conference on Diversity in International Affairs, ICAP mid-year reunion and new partnerships with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, which co-hosted the “Enriching the Policy Ecosystem: Broadening the Talent Base,” conference on Wednesday October 5, 2016 and the ICAP Presidential Appointments Project launched October 13, 2016.  

We are working to broaden our supporters and grow our community. ICAP also received CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) Designation in 2016.  This designation allows ICAP to be featured in this year’s annual CFC catalog and increases the organizations visibility and credibility with U.S. Government Donors.  ICAP’s CFC number is 59784. 

We hope to count on your support during #GivingTuesday, November 29 and also to see many of you at our holiday reception on December 1st. If you haven't received your invitation, please email the Alumni Association at icapaa@gmail.com.  

Happy Holidays, 

ICAP Alumni Association

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Nov 14, 2016

ICAP 2016 Class a Success!

CSIS Event
CSIS Event

Dear ICAP Supporter,  

ICAP Co-Sponsors Discussion on Creating a Diverse Workforce

On October 5, 2016, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the International Career Advancement Program (ICAP) presented an in-depth examination of diversity in the U.S. government, specifically in foreign and national security policy, and a discussion of innovative ways to create a workforce that reflects a demographically-changing America. CSIS’s President, Dr. John Hamre stated that for some time CSIS wanted to have a conversation on talent as part of a larger discussion for itself and for think tank organizations throughout the country making the case for diversity both internally and with their members.  Given the credibility of ICAP, Dr. Hamre mentioned in his opening remarks, as a leadership development program for mid-career professionals from groups underrepresented in senior management and policy-making positions in international affairs, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector, CSIS collaborated on this program as the first of a proposed annual event. 

Speakers at the most senior-level in the private sector, senior Government Officials and Former Head of USAID, Raj Shah, members of academia, U.S. Armed Forces and the non-profit sector discussed the structure of hiring and retaining diversity in the workforce.  A frank discussion of the incentive structure and leadership commitments at the highest level that are required to make significant changes in more efficient and inclusive management of America’s workforce.  For more information on this event please click the link below. 

 

On October 8, 2016 the ICAP program welcomed the newest ICAP class to Aspen!

This year marks an important milestone for the ICAP Group. We welcomed one of our largest classes of 30 fellows on October 8th to begin their professional development journey in Aspen. 

ICAP has proven to be important to assisting mid-career fellows with the tools needed for self-discovery, strategic planning, and the network to assistance with the implementation of moving into senior-level position within the U.S. Government, non-profit and private sectors.  This year’s fellows were able to meet with ICAP Alumni before leaving for Aspen during this year’s orientation starting on September 23 and concluding on September 24.   

This class was made possible but our institutional sponsors and by you, our individual supporters.   Please join us in recognizing our 2016 Fellows: 

 

ICAP 2016 Fellows

Minty Abraham (USAID)                   Marielsie Avila-Negron  (USDA-FAS)

Allyn Brook-LaSure (State)               Aimee Carter (CFR)

Benjamin Chan (USDA-FAS)            Eric Coleman (USDA-APHIS)

Alicia Contreras (USAID)                  Sharon Cooke (State)

Mario Crifo (State)                            Brionne Dawson (USAID)

Acquania Escarne (State)                 Paul Figueroa (USAID)

Ricardo Gibson (State)                     Janelle Guest (State)

Dana Hall (Aspen Institute)               Dominique Harrison (Aspen Institute)

Bai Kamara (Global Communities)   David Koh (US ADF)

Christina Le (State)                           Aldriana Leung (State)

Hae Jung Moon (State)                    Roberto Pantaleon (USDA-APHIS)

Lisa Peterson (IIE)                     Claudia Sandoval (Ctr. for Reproductive Rights)

Stacy Session (State)                      Luis Pablo Solorio (US Dept. of Labor)

Macani Toungara (TechnoServe)    Rachel Trego (USDA-FAS)

Joseph Truong (USAID)                  Robin White (USDA-APHIS)

 

End of Year Giving Campaign

Next year marks ICAP’s 20th year, many of our supporters have asked us to plan in advance our giving campaigns.  We have heard you and thank you for your valuable feedback.  As many of you know, year-end donations are incredible important for us to keep ICAP going, as more than one third of all donations in the US happen in the last six weeks of the year.  We will begin our gentle ask for gifts starting next week.  Our online platform GlobalGiving will be matching new recurring donations between #GivingTuesday and December 31st at 100 percent match.  We appreciate all your support in the past and hope we will make it onto your year-end donation list. 

Aspen
Aspen
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ICAP Training

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