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Davoudi Emerging Leaders Lecture Series: The Director’s Views on the Foreign Policy Challenges of the Biden Administration

The Davoudi Emerging Leaders Lecture Series was exclusive to members of the Roundtable Young Professionals and was held once per month from January through May 2021. Each event in the series featured a conversation about public policy fundamentals, practical information on working in the public policy sphere, and the charge and impact of the Baker Institute itself.

At the first event, Baker Institute Director Ambassador Edward Djerejian visited with former foreign service officer and RYP member Milessa Lowrie to discuss his career in diplomacy and analyze the foreign policy challenges facing the incoming Biden administration. Following their discussion, attendees were invited to an interactive Q&A session.

The Baker Institute thanks Haydeh and Ali Davoudi for supporting these important conversations. Click here for a list of other webinars in the series.

Follow @BakerInstitute on Twitter, and join the conversation online with #BakerRYP.


8:30 a.m.  — Presentation
9:00 a.m. — Q&A


Members of the Roundtable Young Professionals received complimentary admission with the link in their email invitation. For registration assistance or more information about RYP membership, please contact Morgan Garvey at 713-348-8087 or

Featured Speakers

Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian
Director, Baker Institute for Public Policy

Milessa Lowrie
Co-founder, Athletivate; former Political Officer, U.S. Embassy Mexico City; former Consular Officer, U.S. Consulate General Toronto




Fri, Jan. 22, 2021
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Online webinar