International Careers Lecture
Preparing for an International Career: A Conversation with Paul Haenle
Paul Haenle, director of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center in Beijing and former National Security Council director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia, will discuss various paths to building an international career and the courses, skills, and experiences that will help students launch careers in the international arena. He will also comment on the opportunities and challenges for Americans living and working in China. As someone with experience at the highest levels of U.S. foreign-policymaking, Mr. Haenle offers a rare, personal glimpse into the workings of international relations. Prior to serving as director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia from 2007-2009 under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, Haenle was executive assistant to U.S. National Security Advisors Condoleezza Rice and Stephen Hadley. Trained as a China foreign area officer in the U.S. Army, Haenle was assigned twice to the U.S. embassy in Beijing and served as a U.S. Army company commander in the Republic of Korea.