WYOMISSING, Pa. — The Penn State Berks global studies degree program will host a global forum with a presentation titled, “Public Service Abroad: What Is the U.S. Foreign Service?” from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, in Room 121 Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building. The event is free and open to the public.
Elizabeth Smith, public diplomacy officer for public engagement at the U.S. embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica, is the featured speaker for the forum. Smith works on social and cultural programs for disadvantaged communities, including supporting cultural and academic exchanges, English entrepreneurship, language teaching, and other programs that promote U.S. values. Smith also has served the state department in Pakistan, Mexico and Guyana.
For additional information about this event, contact Zohra Melaouah-Shaffer, assistant teaching professor and chair of the global studies degree program, at 610-396-6197 or [email protected].
About the Penn State Berks global studies degree program
The bachelor of arts in global studies program offered by Penn State Berks is designed for students who are interested in a liberal arts degree with a concentration in global studies. Students engage in active and collaborative classroom experiences in addition to intensive study abroad and internships. Graduates are well prepared for employment in a wide range of government agencies, nonprofit organizations, industries and businesses.