Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 11:15 AM
This video conference will take place via Zoom, which can be accessed via computer or smartphone. To join the video conference, register here.
** See more information and how to join us live on the UT campus in Burdine Hall 480 on our website. **
CREEES is proud to present a video conference for students and alumni to meet two of our alumni serving in US Embassies abroad — Lance Erickson (Astana) and Brian Selman (Warsaw) — to hear their stories and get their advice on the path to a diplomatic career.
Lance Erickson received his MA from CREEES in 2001. He is currently the Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan. In his U.S. Department of State role, he facilitates several academic, cultural, and professional exchange programs throughout Kazakhstan. After finishing his degree at UT, Lance worked in Kyiv, Ukraine, as Country Director for Sidvim, Inc., a medical training and sales company based in Chicago. He also served as Assistant Director for Student Services at Indiana University’s Russian and East European Institute (2005–07) and Assistant Director of Ohio State University’s Center for Slavic and East European Studies (2007–12). Since joining the Foreign Service, he has held posts such as Vice Consul at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow (2015–17) and Press Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria (2013–15).