The Washington Foreign Law Society and the American Society of International Law will host a unique opportunity to learn about the White House Fellows experience and application process from a former fellow and current ASIL member. Ziad Haider is an attorney at White & Case LLP in its international arbitration practice. He previously served as a White House fellow in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice and a national security aide in the U.S. Senate. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the White House Fellows Alumni Association and Foundation and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and director of the Truman National Security Project’s Asia Expert Group. Ziad was an ASIL Arthur C. Helton Fellow at the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan in 2008 conducting research on governance reforms in Pakistan’s tribal belt. He will discuss his experience as a White House fellow as well as walk attendees through the application process.
- Ziad Haider, White & Case LLP, (White House Fellow 2011-2012)
For over 47 years, the White House Fellows Program has been America’s most prestigious program for leadership and public service. This nonpartisan program is designed to provide emerging leaders an opportunity to experience the process of governing the nation while working alongside public servants at the highest levels of the Federal government. The President’s Commission on White House Fellowships chooses 11-19 professional men and women to spend a year in Washington, D.C. learning about public service and leadership. Fellows are placed in the offices of Cabinet Secretaries, senior White House staff, and other high-level Executive Branch officials. In addition, they regularly meet in roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors and travel domestically and internationally to study U.S. policy in action. Notable alumni include: General Colin Powell, President of Univision Network’s César Conde, CNN Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, General Wesley Clark, and author Doris Kearns Goodwin.
The White House Fellows Program will be accepting applications online from November 1, 2013 until January 15, 2014. For more details on the program, please visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/fellows.
This event is one of ASIL’s International Career Development programs. To learn more about the Society’s professional development resources, visit www.asil.org/career-development.cfm.
WFLS members should email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the event and receive the member discount.