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Global Careers for LGBTQ Folk

October 5, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Members of the LGBTQ+ community play key roles in international business, diplomacy, advocacy, and scholarship, but they can also face unique challenges in global careers because of their sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression (on top of all the other challenges of global careers). This panel brings together members of the LGBTQ+ community who are navigating careers that cross borders and tackle international issues to talk about some of the continuing challenges, unique opportunities, and best strategies for pursuing global careers as a queer person.


Our panelists come from different sectors and work on different parts of the world:

  • Lacy Ferrell is an historian of West Africa at the University of Central Washington and a member of the AHA Committee on LGBTQ Status in the Profession.
  • Anna Kirey got her MA in Eastern European and Russian Studies from UNC and has been active in NGOs promoting LGBTQ rights in Eastern Europe.
  • Camilo Ramirez┬áis a UNC alum and worked for various NGOs in Washington (WRI, HRC, Brookings) for the past decade. He is currently living in Ecuador with his partner Andrew, a first year FSO officer.

The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Holning Lau, a scholar of law and LGBTQ rights and Willie Person Mangum Professor of Law at UNC with an expertise on Asia.

This panel will take place virtually on Zoom.

Register here.

If you do not want to join the Zoom webinar or feel uncomfortable registering for the event, you can still watch it live on the Carolina Asia Center Facebook page. If you are not comfortable joining the Zoom webinar but want to send in a question, these questions can come confidentially and anonymously to Dr. Kevin W. Fogg, Associate Director of the Carolina Asia Center, at .



Carolina Asia Center, LGBTQ Center at UNC, Trans-Atlantic Masters Program at UNC, UNC African Studies Center, UNC Center for European Studies, UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies, UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and Eastern European Studies, UNC Institute for Study of the Americas


October 5, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm


Carolina Asia Center
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The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.

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