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Navigating Global Careers | Bridging the Gap: Foreign Language Acquisition in a Global Force

May 26, 2021

Tuesday, June 1, 4:00 -5:00 pm PST via Zoom | More information | Zoom link

Navigating Global Careers Speaker Series | Featuring Darius Izad, Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Air Force

Moderated by Paul Carrington, Managing Director, East Asia Center

Free and open to all UW students. Faculty and staff also welcome. No registration required.

Darius Izad is currently a Captain and a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Air Force. Since 2019, he has worked at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland’s legal office as a prosecutor. Capt Izad also deployed to Guantanamo Bay in 2020 to provide support to both the prosecution and defense teams of detainees facing trial by Military Commission. He will soon be transferring to Kirtland Air Force Base to serve as a defense counsel.

Capt Izad graduated from Hamilton College in 2013, with a major in Chinese. He then earned a Master’s degree in Asian Studies at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 2015. Capt Izad then attended law school at University of Washington between 2015 and 2018, where he was a FLAS fellow for Chinese and took extensive coursework in Asian law.