Jan. 24 Panel: Advancing Foreign Policy with U.S. Ambassadors

| January 22, 2013

Students, faculty and staff from all Webster University campuses are welcome to the National Capital Region’s first distinguished lecture series event of 2013. Former U.S. ambassadors W. Robert Pearson, Edward M. Gabriel, and Edward Marks will discuss the role of the Ambassador and the Embassy in furthering U.S. foreign policy goals and objectives.

The event, Thursday, Jan. 24, 6 – 7:30 p.m. (EST), takes place at Joint Base Andrews, NAF Education Center Room 220 (base access required), but it will be streamed live online via UStream for audiences from other Webster campuses.

Watch the panel discussion here: www.ustream.tv/channel/webster-ncr

To connect with the NCR staff via U Stream please use the following link: http://ustre.am/SJkl.

Students and faculty are encouraged to submit questions throughout the event. Questions and comments for the speakers can be submitted via the U Stream channel using the CHAT feature, via the NCR Facebook page or using the moderator’s email address: ncrinfo@webster.edu.

This is an opportunity for students and faculty in multiple fields to hear foreign policy discussion from three ambassadors who have lived it:

W. Robert Pearson – United States Ambassador to Turkey (2000–2003). He served as Director of Human Resources in the Foreign Service until his retirement in 2006. He became the fourth President of the nonprofit International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) in November 2008.

Edward M. Gabriel – United States Ambassador to Morocco (1997 -2001). Ambassador Gabriel has background in international affairs, having convened multilateral policy forums involving national security, environmental, and trade and energy issues.

Edward Marks – A retired member of the Senior Foreign Service Officer, ambassador Marks has since engaged in consulting on terrorism, inter-agency coordination, UN affairs, and international emergencies. He served in a number of African countries, Mexico, Belgium, Sri Lanka, and in the US Mission to the UN.

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