Subcommittee Hearing

Training the Department of State's Workforce for 21st Century Diplomacy

Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Time: 02:30 PM Location: SD-G50 and Videoconference Presiding: Senator Cardin
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For this hearing, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of members,witnesses, staff, and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room.

Accordingly, press seating is limited. All media must RSVP to your respective gallery to reserve a seat, and only Hill-credentialed media will be permitted to attend. 

Per CDC guidelines, press should wear a mask. Masks and other PPE, as well as sanitation supplies, will be available at the entrance to the hearing room.  

Pursuant to guidance from the CDC and OAP, Senate office buildings are currently not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, other in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing.


Panel I

  1. The Honorable Joan Polaschik
    Deputy Director
    Foreign Service Institute
    Washington , D.C.

Panel II

  1. Mr. Joshua Marcuse
    Former Executive Director
    Defense Innovation Board, Co-founder and Chairman of NGO – Globally
    Washington , D.C.
  2. The Honorable David Miller, Jr.
    U.S. Diplomatic Studies Foundation
    Washington , D.C.