Chelsea Rose (‘19) and Anna Macdonald (‘19) were both featured speakers at the 34th Annual Briefing for the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), which took place on November 20-21.
Anna, an East Asia and Pacific Analyst with OSAC, spoke on a two-person panel at a breakout session on the Asia Pacific region on November 20. Later that day, Chelsea, a Western Hemisphere Analyst with OSAC, led a breakout session on “The Americas,” along with one other panelist. Chelsea’s brief gave overview of security threats in Latin America with a focus on civil unrest, narco-trafficking, irregular migration, and Venezuela.
Over 1,500 security professionals joined the OSAC Annual Briefing, which took place at the Harry S Truman building in Washington, D.C. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross was the keynote speaker.
The State Department states that “This conference is the pinnacle event of OSAC, the U.S. Department of State’s largest public-private partnership, which shares information on overseas security issues among the Department of State and more than 4,700 U.S. business, academic, and non-profit organizations with overseas interests.”