Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program Officer
U.S. Department of State
Elizabeth Latham currently manages the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program. She joined the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the State Department in 2010 to manage Study of the U.S. Institutes. From 2013-2016 Elizabeth worked to create and develop President Obama’s signature exchange program, the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Prior to joining the State Department, Elizabeth was Executive Director of the U.S. Committee for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP-USA). Earlier in her career she managed track two diplomacy programs at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and community outreach programs for the Maryland Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention. She has served on several nonprofit boards including InterAction and the United Nations Association of the USA. In 2003 she was the inaugural recipient of UNA-USA's Global Young Advocate Award. Elizabeth holds degrees in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins University and National Security Studies from Georgetown University. She was a Rotary high school exchange student in South Africa her senior year of high school.