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Charlene Cordero Named to 2020 Latino National Security & Foreign Policy Next Generation Leaders

Maxwell celebrates all the Latina/Latino professionals in National Security and Foreign Policy who were recognized last week by the Diversity in National Security Network. We are especially pleased to see one of or own, Charlene Cordero (MPA/MA IR ‘2017) as her career achievements are recognized nationally.

Charlene Cordero is the Senior Policy Advisor for Public Safety to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, where she focuses on issues including hate crimes, human trafficking, gun control, police reform, and criminal justice reform through a national and human security lens”. Charlene learned about the Maxwell School’s graduate programs in Public Policy, Administration and International Affairs while serving as a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Fellow. She focused her MPA/MA IR studies in security policy. She was also able to complete a Certificate in International Security from Sciences Po, through one of Maxwell’s educational partners / global internship programs.

The following is reposted from New America.org : [https://www.newamerica.org/better-life-lab/articles/2020-latino-national-security-foreign-policy-next-generation-leaders/ ]

By: Diversity in National Security Network
September. 22, 2020

During Hispanic Heritage Heritage Month, it is typical for national security institutions to celebrate the accomplishments of Latino national security and foreign policy leaders, like former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson, current Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Menendez, former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil and Paraguay Liliana Ayalde, and many others. In addition to celebrating these leaders’ important legacies, it is equally important to celebrate rising leaders in this space.

In 2019, the Diversity in National Security Network and New America highlighted our inaugural list of next generation Latino Foreign Policy and National Security experts. This list is part of a series highlighting the need for diverse voices in national security and foreign policy. We encourage you to read “Bringing More Diversity to the National Security Arena” and all of the lists in the #NextGenNatSec series. In 2020, our organizations are committed to continuing this important work.

The Diversity in National Security Network and New America are pleased to honor the contributions of 40 Latino and Latina experts in U.S. national security and foreign policy. The list features experts currently serving in government, think tanks, academia, civil society, and the media. Selection is based on excellence and leadership; their current work in national security or foreign policy; and their contributions to their issues of expertise through thought leadership. [end]

Congratulations to all!

Related Posts:
Maxwell / CHCI Fellowships
Admissions Panel at CHCI
Maxwell’s Global Programs
Recruitment with Diversity in Mind
Maxwell APPAM Policy Camp

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