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Global Careers for LGBTQ Folk

October 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Members of the LGBTQ+ community play key roles in international business, diplomacy, advocacy, and scholarship, but they can also face unique challenges in global careers because of their sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression (on top of all the other challenges of global careers). This panel brings together members of the LGBTQ+ community who are navigating careers that cross borders and tackle international issues to talk about some of the continuing challenges, unique opportunities, and best strategies for pursuing global careers as a queer person.

Our panelists come from different sectors and work on different parts of the world:

Lacy Ferrell, an historian of Africa at University of Central Washington and a member of the AHA Committee on LGBTQ Status in the Profession

Anna Kirey, UNC alum who has been active in NGOs promoting LGBTQ rights in Eastern Europe

Camilo Ramirez, UNC alum who has been working with the Brookings Institution and is soon headed to the State Department

The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Holning Lau, a scholar of law and LGBTQ rights and Willie Person Mangum Professor of Law at UNC with an expertise on Asia.

This panel will take place virtually on Zoom.

Register here.

If you do not want to join the Zoom webinar or feel uncomfortable registering for the event, you can still watch it live on the Carolina Asia Center Facebook page. If you are not comfortable joining the Zoom webinar but want to send in a question, these questions can come confidentially and anonymously to Dr. Kevin W. Fogg, Associate Director of the Carolina Asia Center, at .



Carolina Asia CenterTrans-Atlantic Masters Program at UNCUNC African Studies CenterUNC Center for European StudiesUNC Center for Middle East and Islamic StudiesUNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and Eastern European StudiesUNC Institute for Study of the Americas


October 5, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
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Carolina Asia Center