The Embassy Speakers Program connects members of the American Embassy community with Jordanian universities, high schools, NGOs, and other organizations to speak about topics of mutual interest. The program offers audiences from all backgrounds and ages the opportunity to learn more about the policies, culture, and history of the United States through interactive discussions with a guest speaker.
The speaker theme for 2019 is “Finding Your Path to Your Profession”, which will feature speakers talking about their individual life trajectories and career paths.
For many young audiences, the most important aspect is having personal contact with an American diplomat and/or native English speaker, and an open forum where they can ask speakers direct questions about the topic of discussion. The program provides a good opportunity for students of English language to practice their English skills, think critically about global issues and discuss them.
Our Public Affairs section will handle the logistics and will work with you to organize other aspects of the visit at your venue. We welcome your suggestions for topics of interest and presentation formats. Typically speakers engage in an interactive question and answer session after their presentation. Presentations and discussion are generally conducted in English, but we will attempt to honor requests for Arabic-speaking presenters from the Embassy as available.
If you are interested in requesting a guest speaker from the Embassy Speakers Program for your organization or an upcoming event, please contact Education and Outreach Officer, Heather Dioguardi, at DioguardiHG@state.gov.