Washington, D.C. Reception for Admitted Students and Alumni
Please note that RSVPs received after 5pm EST on Thursday, March 14 may not have a pre-printed nametag at the registration table.
Monday, March 18, 2019
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Alumni Speaker, Zaid A. Zaid '07
Zaid is on the Public Policy Strategic Response team at Facebook where he deals with high-profile incidents that affect the business and reputational risk of the platform. He has over 15 years of experience in tech, law, policy, diplomacy, foreign affairs, national security, and international development. He was recently named a “Black American National Security & Foreign Policy Next Generation Leader” by New America and the Diversity in National Security Network.
Zaid served in the Obama Administration at the White House as Special Assistant to the President and Associate White House Counsel and before that as Senior Attorney Advisor to the General Counsel at USAID. Before joining the Obama Administration, he was in private practice at WilmerHale after clerking for federal judges on the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the First and Second Circuits and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Zaid graduated from Columbia Law School as an Editorial Board member of the Columbia Law Review. Prior to law school, he was a political officer in the Foreign Service. He served at the United Nations and in Baghdad, Cairo, and Tunis. Zaid has MALD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a BSFS from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where he was a Pickering Fellow.
Zaid is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Truman National Security Project Fellow, and an alum of the International Career Advancement Program. He serves on the Board of Directors of iMMAP and is on the Board of Governors for the Georgetown University Alumni Association. Though he does not actually enjoy running, in 2015 he completed the Marine Corp Marathon. He lives in Washington, DC with his husband Giles P. Herman and their three sons.