Diplomats in Residence are career Foreign Service officers and specialists who provide guidance and advice to students and professionals who are interested in exploring careers, internships, or fellowships with the U.S. Foreign and Civil Services. Mann will work to create a pipeline of diverse and competitive career and internship applicants for the U.S. Department of State.
A Michigan native, Mann has served as deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka; as counselor for political and economic affairs at the U.S. Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands; as team leader for the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Tikrit, Iraq; as an expert on mission to the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal; and more.
Drew Mann is a recipient of the American Foreign Service Association's 1994 Rivkin Award for constructive dissent against U.S. policy toward Bosnia.
The Rivkin Award honors "individuals who have demonstrated the intellectual courage to challenge the system from within, to question the status quo and take a stand, no matter the sensitivity of the issue or the consequences of their actions."
Mann’s office will be located in 3216 Joan and Sanford Weill Hall (735 South State Street), home to the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
The Ford School is one of only 16 schools across America selected by the U.S. Department of State to host a Diplomat in Residence. However, Mann will serve the entire University of Michigan community, as well as the full North Central region of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio. He will also be available to represent the Department of State at relevant programs and events in the region.
To schedule a conversation, contact Drew Mann at the Ford School or through his Facebook page, the U.S. State Department’s Diplomat in Residence page (just click your location on the map), or DOSCareers (a mobile app for iOS or Android).