Profiles in Public Service tells the compelling stories about the unsung public servant leaders who have driven government’s most important accomplishments.
Co-hosts Loren DeJonge Schulman and Rachel Klein-Kircher help break down common myths about government by highlighting the critical ways in which federal employees have demonstrated bold leadership to protect our health, safety and general well-being. In an age when people continue to hold negative views about government—but also rely on it to solve big problems and crises—the stories we share promise to rebuild public faith in the nation’s largest public organization.
Hosts Loren DeJonge Schulman and Rachel Klein-Kircher talk to Ian Brownlee, acting assistant secretary of state for consular affairs, about the State Department’s recent efforts to rescue more than 100,000 Americans stranded abroad at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Brownlee shares stories from the front lines of this unprecedented multi-agency campaign, discussing the challenges it posed across government, the lessons it provides for future rescue operations and the bureau of consular affairs’ unheralded work in serving the American people.