Join Young Professionals of the Americas (YPA), Princeton in Latin America (PiLA), and the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy New York (YPFP NY) for a networking happy hour and a conversation with Bernadette Meehan, executive director of international programs at the Obama Foundation. Learn about the Foundation’s work to empower young civic leaders, as well as Meehan’s time at the White House and her advice for young professionals. YPA’s executive director, Alana Tummino, will moderate the conversation.
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Bernadette Meehan is the executive director of international programs at the Obama Foundation. Previously a career foreign service officer for 13 years, she served in a variety of assignments in Washington and overseas. From January 2016 to January 2017, Meehan served as a senior advisor at the White House National Security Council, conducting negotiations with the government of Cuba and overseeing a series of regulatory changes and migration agreements. From August 2015 to August 2016, she was an adjunct professor and resident fellow at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. In June 2015, Meehan completed three years of service at the National Security Council, most recently as special assistant to the president for national security affairs and spokesperson for the National Security Council. Prior to her assignment at the National Security Council, she served at the State Department as special assistant to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Meehan’s overseas diplomatic assignments include Baghdad, Bogotá, and Dubai. In 2007, she was selected as a Powell Fellow, recognized as one of the 12 most promising future leaders in the Department of State. Prior to joining the Department of State, Meehan was a vice president of private banking at J.P. Morgan and vice president of asset management at Lehman Brothers. She graduated from Boston College with a degree in political science.