Washington, D.C., June 07, 2021: In a POLITICO’s Global Translations Newsletter, Ryan Heath features the work of Abigail Horgan and Nicholas Sung, in partnership with Inclusive America, focusing on improving the diversity, equity, and inclusion in the U.S. ambassador corps.

“Historically, the U.S. ambassador corps has been distinctly homogeneous. Under President Donald Trump, 92 percent of ambassadorial nominees were white (and 74 percent were men); under President Barack Obama, 84 percent were white.”

Horgan and Sung suggest Blinken appoint the newly created Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, as a voting member of the D Committee, with the ability to reject insufficiently diverse nominee lists; and publish demographic details of the candidates that make it to the shortlists that the committee considers for ambassador posts.

Read Abigail Horgan and Nick Sung’s report on Inclusive America’s Ambassador site
Read the full newsletter in POLITICO’s Global Translations Section.


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