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Let's Talk! The Road to Diplomacy

  • Wednesday, April 26, 2023
  • 12:00
  • Zoom



Let's Talk! The Road to Diplomacy

a Conversation with US Consul General Pauline Kao

If you’re American and living in NRW, Pauline Kao is your point person! Ms. Kao assumed duty as Consul General for the U.S. Consulate General in
Düsseldorf, covering the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, in August 2021.
We are lucky to have such an accomplished woman at the helm of our
expatriate ship.

Before her assignment to Germany, Ms. Kao was the Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai, China. Her first diplomatic posting was as Vice Consul for Economic and Consular Affairs in Tokyo, Japan, from 2002 – 2004. Thereafter, she served as Assistant Information Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Germany, Staff Officer for the Secretary of State in Washington D.C., and Political Officer at the U.S. Mission to NATO, in Brussels, Belgium. Ms. Kao also served as the Deputy Chief of the Economic Section at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China, and as Foreign Policy Advisor to the Special Operations Command, Indo-
Pacific (SOCPAC) in Hawaii. From 2011-2012, she was the Transatlantic
Fellow at the German Federal Foreign Office, working at the International
Organizations Human Rights Directorate. Ms. Kao is fluent in English, German, Mandarin Chinese, and has some command of Japanese.

Wow! Right? Tune in to learn more—we’ll have a lively conversation about
women in the US State Department, career-life balance, and the challenges
and triumphs of a well-traveled life.

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Author and musician Robin Meloy Goldsby, the host of Let's Talk,  is a longtime member of AIWCC. Robin enjoys bringing out the best in her fascinating guests; her interview style is thought provoking, often humorous, and always meaningful.

You are invited to meet us online from the comfort of your sofa, desk, or kitchen table.  Join us for club announcements, Q&A, and an opportunity for you to share and socialize.  We promise there will be laughter and good news to share.

The link for the Zoom session will be sent to the email address you register with 24 hours before the start of the meeting.

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