Canadian Embassy Hosts Special PPDCH Programming

Canadian Embassy Hosts Special PPDCH Programming

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Sonia Ziade
July 12, 2012

As part of the Public Policy Dialogues on Capitol Hill (PPDCH) component of the TWC internship program, Canadian students attended an exclusive panel at the Canadian Embassy. Traditionally, PPDCH programming is reserved for students in the U.S. to visit with their senators or representatives. Since this opportunity isn't available to international students, TWC scheduled a special visit for Canadian students at the Embassy of Canada. The panelists from the July 12th visit came from positions in the Budget and Financial Services division as well as trade commissioners working on defense, science and technology issues.


The panelists discussed:


  • Different roles of employees at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
  • Duties of foreign officers and diplomats
  • Personal career paths
  • Border/defense policies

Public Policy Dialogues on Capitol Hill (PPDCH), sponsored by the Verizon Foundation, provide students with the unique opportunity to meet and interact with members of the Senate or House of Representatives representing their state or congressional district. This is one component of The Washington Center's internship program.

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