Engage America: Engaging Americans as Partners in U.S. Foreign Policy
Join Sister Cities for a plated breakfast, with reserved seating as we enjoy remarks from the U.S. State Department’s Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Public Affairs – Karen Richardson. This event is FREE, but donations are gladly accepted. RSVP REQUIRED. All proceeds benefit Sister Cities of Newport News, Inc. a 501(c)3non-profit.
Richardson began working for President Obama at his Senate Office in August 2005, serving as Deputy to the Policy Director. Shortly after Obama announced his presidential run, Richardson joined the Obama for America campaign as the State Policy Director for Iowa, a role she assumed in several states throughout the presidential primary. In July 2008 Richardson became the Policy Director at the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and also joined the DNC as part of then-Senator Obama’s Congressional Liaison team. After the presidential general election, she joined the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team.
Born in Washington, DC, and raised in Los Angeles, California, Richardson has a BA from Howard University, a JD from Howard University School of Law, and a Masters in International Affairs from the London School of Economics.
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