Episode 2 – Anthropology at the U.S. State Department

Janette Yarwood is Staff Director for the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations. When this interview was recorded, though, Janette worked at the U.S. Department of State, where she was chair of the sub-saharan Africa area studies program at the foreign service institute

Janette earned her PhD in Anthropology at the Graduate Center. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Janette talks about her reasons for pursuing a career in government, the advantages her academic training gives her, as well as the satisfactions that come with applying her skills to make a difference in international affairs.

This episode’s interview was conducted by Anders Wallace. Listen to the episode below, download it, or stream it in iTunes (or your preferred podcast player).

Music: “Corporate (Success)” by Scott Holmes.