A Rabbi, a Priest, and a Minister (of Foreign Affairs) Walk Into a Bar: Religious Freedom Advocacy at the State Department


Fri, 02/24/2023 - 12:00pm

Part of the Spring 2023 Middle Eastern and North African Studies Colloquium Series & Student Professional Development Series

Joanna Wulfsberg, Advisor for Europe and Central Asia, Office of International Religious Freedom, State Department

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I will discuss my experiences as an advisor in the Office of International Religious Freedom at the State Department, as well as the process of becoming a foreign service officer.


Joanna Wulfsberg is Advisor for Europe and Central Asia on the European Affairs team in the Office of International Religious Freedom. She previously served in London as the head of the Consular Information Unit and in Dubai as Vice Consul. Before joining the State Department, Joanna earned an MA in Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona. She also worked in Turkey as resident director for the State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship Program. Joanna holds an MA in musicology from the Eastman School of Music and a BA in music and architecture from Wellesley College. She speaks Turkish, Farsi, German, and French.


This event is cosponsored by MENAS, The Center for East Asian Studies, and Latin American Studies.


This event will be held via Zoom. Register here.

To request disability-related accommodations that would ensure your full participation in this event, please contact: jellison@arizona.edu.