DC: Changemaker Chat with Ambassador Brazeal

Changemaker Chats DC is beyond excited to announce that our September chat featuring Ambassador Aurelia Brazeal.

No stranger to the word Changemaker, we invite you to join us for this chat with Aurelia Brazeal. We will be digging into her career and life as an ambassador, and discussing this month’s theme: INDIVIDUALITY. 

We can’t wait to kick off the fall with Ambassador Brazel. Reserve your seat today.  

Date: Tuesday, September 26th
Time: Arrival 6:30 pm; Chat starts at 7:00 pm

Interested in joining this Changemaker Chat? Click here to request an invite.



About Ambassador Aurelia Erskine Brazeal

Ambassador Aurelia Erskine Brazeal was a career diplomat and the first Black woman to be named ambassador by three Presidents, President George H.W. Bush, President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush. Ambassador to Ethiopia. Brazeal, born in Chicago, Illinois, earned her Bachelor’s degree at Spelman College (1965), her Master’s degree in International Affairs at Columbia University in New York (1967), and did a post-graduate study at Harvard University in Massachusetts.

In the 90’s Brazeal became the first U.S. Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia.  Serving in the immediate post-Cold War years, Ambassador Brazeal succeeded in convincing Micronesian leaders to begin developing a free market economy and U.S.-style democracy. Because of her success she was appointed U.S. Ambassador to Kenya. Afterwards she became Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and the Pacific. Following her stint as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State,  she returned to the Foreign Service Institute where she was named Dean of Senior Seminar and the first Dean of the Leadership and Management School at the Foreign Service Institute. In 2002 she was named U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia and remained in that post until 2005.

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