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NMAD Diplomacy Simulations Help Promote Greater Diversity in Diplomacy

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On June 24, 2020 NMAD was delighted to facilitate a virtual Diplomacy Simulation with 15 Howard University Rangel Scholars. During the simulation, the Scholars had an opportunity to step into the shoes of a diplomat by using the skills of diplomacy to seek solutions to a hypothetical crisis. The simulation exercise was part of the Scholars’ introductory training for their program. 

Scholars each expressed profound gratitude and shared ‘aha’ moments that caused them to think differently about their careers in international affairs after participating in the NMAD diplomacy simulation.”

Named for Congressman Charles B. Rangel, the State Department’s Rangel International Affairs Program began in 2002 and is administered by Howard University. The program offers graduate fellowships to outstanding college seniors and college graduates who want to join the Foreign Service. The program’s goals are to promote greater diversity and excellence in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. These fellowships help finance two-year graduate programs, provide two summer internships, mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer, and other professional development activities.