#WomeninGH is a new group that aims to empower women leadership in global health. Despite the large number of women in public health programs and in the global health workforce, it is rare to see women equally represented on panels or in leadership roles. This episode features Roopa Dhatt and Caity Jackson, two of the co-founders of #WomeninGH.

Full disclosure, I was named to the original 100 Women Leaders in Global Health list mentioned.


Leaders from Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) discuss observations and takeaways on getting started — and advancing — in foreign affairs.

The panel includes:

  • Gary Barnabo — management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, past president of YPFP (March 2012-March 2015), member of the Board of Directors of Sister Cities International, a nonprofit established by President Eisenhower.
  • Elizabeth Cutler — project associate with DAI where she provides home office support to USAID-funded projects in Asia. At the time of this discussion, she was the acting president of YPFP. Previously, she was a recruiter for the Afghanistan portfolio at DAI, during which time she spent 3 weeks in northern Afghanistan training local staff.
  • Joshua Marcuse — founder and chairman of YPFP. Marcuse serves as senior adviser for policy innovation in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. He is also an adjunct fellow at the Center for Strategic & International Studies and is in the 2015 Next Generation National Security Leaders Program at the Center for a New American Security.

This episode was adapted from The Huddle for Global Change, an online forum for professionals seeking a fulfilling and impactful career in the international arena. Other recordings from the Huddle (along with slides) are available here.

In this special episode of Pangea, brought to you in partnership with the Council of American Ambassadors and the Meridian International Center, Ambassador John Maisto, who served as U.S. ambassador to Nicaragua and Venezuela under President Bill Clinton, shares observations from his recent trip to Cuba.

Amb. John Maisto

Todd Carmichael is the star of the Travel Channel show “Dangerous Grounds,” which sheds light on the places where coffee beans come from. The show documents Carmichael’s coffee sourcing expeditions, which often take him to politically unstable and conflict-ridden areas in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Read an excerpt of the interview on The Seattle Globalist.

Todd Carmichael_Host of Travel Channel's Dangerous Grounds

Photo courtesy of the Travel Channel.