Bank of America
: At Bank of America, we have a clear purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection. We fulfill this purpose through our commitment to responsible growth, which includes a focus on environmental, social and governance leadership. Through our eight lines of business, Bank of America provides people, companies and institutional investors the financial products and services they need to help achieve their financial goals. Our broad range of services and global capabilities allow us to deliver comprehensive solutions that help clients succeed in today’s market and prepare for the future.

DLA Piper: As a global business law firm with 3,500 lawyers in approximately 29 countries and 71 offices throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the US, DLA Piper is positioned to help companies with their legal needs anywhere in the world. Our clients include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries, and they range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. Our goal is to provide the right service for clients' particular matters, whether requiring seamless coordination across multiple jurisdictions or delivery in a single location. dlapiper.com

Guidehouse is a 7000+ company in 50 countries that advise and assist commercial and public sector clients address their most important challenges with innovative solutions that advance beyond conventional thinking and create value for their stakeholders, build trust in society, and shape a new future. guidehouse.com

Lockheed Martin: Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 105,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. As a global security and aerospace company, the majority of Lockheed Martin's business is with the Department of Defense and US federal government. Sikorsky (a Lockheed Martin Company) provides military and rotary-wing aircraft to all five branches of the armed forces along with military services and commercial operators in 40 nations. lockheedmartin.com


American Australian Association:
Founded in 1948, the American Australian Association is the largest non-profit organization in the United States devoted to relations between the United States and Australia and New Zealand; with operations throughout the tri-state and the New England regions. Its goal is to encourage stronger ties across the Pacific, particularly in the private sector. The Association has an active program of corporate, educational, economic, cultural and social activities.

The Economic Club of Washington, DC: In 1986, the Economic Club of Washington was formed as a nonprofit corporation in recognition of the Washington area's increasing economic diversity and importance as a center of business activity, and because of Washington's unique and critical role in the national and world economies. The Club offers a forum in which prominent business and government leaders can express their views on the most important economic issues of the day and how those issues affect the city, the region, the nation, and the world. The Club also promotes a greater sense of community among business and civic leaders, government officials, and members of the diplomatic corps. economicclub.org

Jhpiego is an international non-profit health organization affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. For nearly 40 years, Jhpiego has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing effective, low-cost, hands-on solutions to strengthen the delivery of health care services for women and their families. By putting evidence-based health innovations into everyday practice, Jhpiego works to break down barriers to high-quality health care for the world's most vulnerable populations. jhpiego.org

Metis, LCC has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality arena working closely with the international and diplomatic communities. Through its access to a global portfolio of diverse hotels, Metis, LLC provides bespoke services to efficiently source and select the hotel partner best suited to meet its customers' specific objectives, needs and budget. metisusa.com

NAFSA: Association of International Educators is a member organization promoting international education and providing professional development opportunities to the field. Hundreds of NAFSA members volunteer to serve the association and thousands advocate for international education. NAFSA serves international educators and their institutions and organizations by establishing principles of good practice, providing training and professional development opportunities, providing networking opportunities, and advocating for international education. nafsa.org

The Robertson Foundation for Government (RFG) invests in the future of the United States by cultivating public service leaders and catalyzing globally engaged talent for the federal workforce. With an emphasis on foreign policy, international relations, and national security, RFG supports graduate academic fellowships, government internships, professional development, and career networking.The foundation also funds initiatives that highlight the importance and impact of public service, and the dynamic range of opportunities available in the international arena within the federal government. rfg.org

SID-Washington is the largest and most active chapter of the Society for International Development (SID), a not-for-profit founded in 1957 and headquartered in Rome. SID is a global forum of individuals and institutions concerned with sustainable economic, social and political development. Today, SID has over 3,000 members in 125 countries and over 65 local chapters worldwide. It works with more than 100 associations, networks, and institutions involving parliamentarians, academics, students, political leaders, and development experts, both at local and international levels. This makes SID one of the very few organizations with a holistic, multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral approach to development. SID Washington is the most active chapter worldwide and is known as the flagship of the organization. sidw.org

U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. The organization has one overarching mission--to strengthen the competitiveness of the U.S. economy. The International Division is a powerful advocate for international economic engagement. Our team of experts work with leaders in business and government to vigorously advance pro-business trade and investment policies. uschamber.com

United Nations Foundation was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner's historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. The UN Foundation builds and implements public-private partnerships to address the world's most pressing problems, and broadens support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. The UN Foundation strengthens and supports the UN and its causes through a blend of advocacy, grantmaking, and partnerships. Wherever possible, we align these core organizational assets behind the large-scale problems we address. unfoundation.org

Women In International Security (WIIS) is a global membership organization dedicated to advancing the leadership and professional development of women in the field of international peace and security. WIIS (pronounced “wise”) sponsors leadership training, mentoring, and networking programs as well as substantive events focused on current policy problems. WIIS also supports research projects and policy engagement initiatives on critical international security issues, including the nexus between gender and security. wiisglobal.org


UNC Chapel Hill | Peace, War, and Defense Program:
Peace, War, and Defense (PWAD) majors at UNC Chapel Hill prepare to become the next generation of leaders by studying conflict, peacemaking, global security, and national defense. This unique interdisciplinary curriculum spans across time and national boundaries and encompasses science, technology, ethics, and policy. PWAD students at UNC, who also benefit from the six superb area studies centers (five of them National Resource Centers) and excellent language offerings, are positioned to excel in careers in national security agencies, NGOs, banks, and academia. pwad.unc.edu