Generations DialogueAmbassador Peter F. Romero
The Generations Dialogue Project seeks to increase diversity and inclusion in American foreign policy by connecting students and tenured professionals in the field. During these sessions, “Giants” of American foreign policy join in dialogues about the lessons they have learned over the course of their careers and discuss themes crucial for students seeking to pursue a career where their identity has historically been minoritized. The Generations Dialogue Project connects to lessons from the recently published book, The Young Black Leader's Guide to a Successful Career in International Affairs: What the Giants Want You to Know. The lessons taken from the book are universal and include themes such as being your authentic self, imposter syndrome, and diversity issues in international affairs.
Peter F. Romero is a twenty-four-year career diplomat who previously served as Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemispheric Affairs, U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador, and Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador. In these roles, Romero supported the peaceful resolution of the border dispute between Peru and Ecuador, participated in the peace accords in El Salvador, and was a principal architect of “Plan Colombia” and the Forward Operations Location (FOLS) concept. Romero currently serves as CEO of Experior Advisory, a Washington DC-based consulting firm that specializes in international business and political advising.