Welcome, Patricia Kabra!

Patricia Kabra
August 11, 2014

Each year, IPDGC hosts a senior-level officer of the U.S. Foreign Service as a Public Diplomacy Fellow to serve as a resource for students and faculty at GW interested in public diplomacy and global communication, as well as teach an undergraduate course in the spring on public diplomacy. This year, we welcome Patricia Kabra, a Senior Foreign Service Officer who arrives with extensive experience in conducting public diplomacy and strategic communication at several U.S. embassies in the Middle East, including in her most recent position as Public Affairs Counselor at U.S. Embassy Cairo.

In addition to serving abroad, Dr. Kabra served as Deputy Director for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the State Department in Washington, D.C. She is also an accomplished academic, holding a doctorate degree in History of the Middle East from the University of California Los Angeles and previously teaching undergraduate-level courses in History, Philosophy, Islamic Studies, and more at Woodbury University in Burbank, Calif.

We look forward to working with Dr. Kabra and the State Department once more on this important initiative in engaging the academic community of GW with the diplomatic arm of the U.S. government.