Women in diplomacy to be topic at Rice’s Baker Institute


Jeff Falk

Women in diplomacy to be topic at Rice’s Baker Institute

HOUSTON – (Nov. 13, 2019) – Four female diplomats — the consuls general of Indonesia, Mexico, Norway and Spain in Houston — will headline a fireside chat at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Nov. 21 exploring the evolving role of women in diplomacy and the critical issues facing women in public office around the world.

The event, hosted by the Baker Institute’s Roundtable Young Professionals and the Consulate General of Mexico in Houston, is free and open to the public but registration is required.

Who: Speakers Nana Yuliana, consul general of Indonesia; Alicia Kerber Palma, consul general of Mexico; Hilde Janne Skorpen, consul general of Norway; and Julia Olmo y Romero, consul general of Spain.

What: An event titled “A Conversation on Women in Diplomacy.”

When: Thursday, Nov. 21, 6:30-8 p.m. A reception will be held at 6.

Where: Rice University, James A. Baker III Hall, Kelly International Conference Facility, 6100 Main St.

The diplomatic sphere has historically been dominated by men, and despite recent advances in gender equality, women continue to face unique challenges representing their nations abroad.

The public must RSVP for the event at bakerinstitute.org/events/2041. The social media hashtag for the event is #BakerRYP.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to rice.edu/maps. Media should park in the Central Campus Garage (underground).


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Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top three university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blog.bakerinstitute.org.   

About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.