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We want to diversify senior leadership in U.S. foreign affairs by empowering foreign affairs experts who are Fellows of the International Career Advancement Program (ICAP) at the Aspen Institute.


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The ICAP Alumni Association (ICAP AA) is a not-for-profit organization which represents the Fellows who attended the ICAP Aspen Seminar for future U.S. leaders in foreign affairs. Since 1997, more than 450 foreign affairs experts, reflecting diverse demographics of the United States, have participated in the Seminar. The Alumni Association offers its members opportunities to network, mentor, build skills, and engage in community outreach. In addition, the Association is an important catalyst for increasing diversity in senior management and policymaking roles. In 2017, the ICAP Alumni Association and the Center for International Strategic Studies (CSIS) became official partners, enacting the International Career Advancement Initiative, housed at CSIS, named the Diversity and Leadership in International Affairs Project.


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