September 26, 2016, 12:00pm
Careers and Internships in Washington Lunch
Location: 311 Griski Room, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St.

Join the Middle East Center for a lunch workshop on internship and career opportunities in Washington, D.C that utilize a major or minor in Modern Middle East studies (MMES). 

Guest Speakers Include:

Abigail Denburg, Penn Alum, Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security

Abigail Denburg currently serves as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Rose Gottemoeller, handling a variety of portfolios, including political-military affairs, the Middle East and Africa.  Prior to this position, Abigail served as Staff Assistant to the Under Secretary.  Abigail graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude, where she double majored in Diplomatic History and Modern Middle Eastern Studies. Abigail will talk how she utilized her MMES major to get the most out of her time at Penn and how she used it to further a political career.

Dr. Martinez, Director of Penn in Washington

Dr. Martinez is the executive director of the Penn in Washington program, which offers a semester and a summer program in Washington DC. PIW also hosts events on campus during the academic year that introduce students to alumni working in Washington, and Dr. Martinez is a year-round resource to students interested in internships and careers in Washington. Dr. Martinez teaches the core course in the PIW Semester program. More information can be found at 

Lunch will be provided.