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Career Talk • Linking Foreign Language to Careers in National Security

April 8, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Join us for an informal discussion on career opportunities with an esteemed group of UNC alumni in the government and non-government sectors and representatives from the National Security Education Program. The participants will discuss how their foreign language and area studies education at UNC has shaped their career trajectories and also share tips on how to get a head start in the national security job market through internships, networking, etc. Meredith Doubleday (Assistant Director; Russian Flagship Program) and Adnan Dzumhur (Associate Director; Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies) will moderate the conversation.


Sarah Bidgood directs the Eurasia Nonproliferation Program at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies. Her research focuses on US-Soviet and US-Russia nonproliferation and arms control cooperation, as well as the nonproliferation regime more broadly.

Stockton Butler is Director for Nonproliferation at the National Security Council, where he is responsible for coordinating U.S. policy to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, their delivery systems, and related technologies. Mr. Butler has extensive experience working nuclear proliferation challenges in the U.S. government, including Iran and North Korea.

Roy Savoy completed a distinguished career of over 34 years with the Central Intelligence Agency. He has a demonstrated record of accomplishment as a Senior Intelligence Service (SIS) member in fields of Human Resource Management and Administrative Support.

Colonel Thomas “Quinn” Wofford joined the Office of the Secretary of Defense as Country Director for Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and Netherlands in July 2020. Before that, he served as Officer in Charge of the International Military Student Office at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, and from there went to the NATO’s only operational air base, the E-3A Component in Geilenkirchen, Germany.

Registration required.

Presented by the Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense; Curriculum in Global Studies; Russian Flagship Program; and the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies.


April 8, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT