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    • Wednesday, December 05, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • The Madison Club, 5 E Wilson St
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    Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield will discuss the International Refugee Crisis. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield had a 35-year career with the U.S. Foreign Service. From 2013 to 2017 she served as the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs. Her Foreign Service career includes an ambassadorship to Liberia (2008-2012), and postings in Switzerland (at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations), Pakistan, Kenya, The Gambia, Nigeria, and Jamaica.   She served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (2004-2006).

    Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield is a Senior Counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group. Previously she served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (2013 – 2017). In this capacity, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield led U.S. policy toward sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on peace and security, democracy and governance, economic empowerment and investment opportunities. Prior to this appointment, she served as Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources where she oversaw all personnel functions for the U.S. Department of State’s 70,000-strong workforce.

    Previously, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield served as U.S. Ambassador to Liberia (2008-2012) and held postings in Switzerland (at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations), Pakistan, Kenya, The Gambia, Nigeria, and Jamaica. Her Washington postings include the Bureau of African Affairs, where she served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, and the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, where she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary. Prior to joining the U.S. Department of State, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield taught political science at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania.

    Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield was awarded the Hubert Humphrey Public Leadership Award, the Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award, and the Warren Christopher Award for Outstanding Achievement in Global Affairs. She has also received the Presidential Rank Award and the Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award.

    She earned a bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University and a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin, where she worked towards a PhD.

    Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield is also a Distinguished Resident Fellow in African Affairs at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service.

    She is based in Washington, DC.
    • Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • The Madison Club, 5 E Wilson St
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    Professor Mark Copelovitch will speak on “Brexit and the Future(s) of the European Union”. He will discuss the political and economic challenges facing the European Union, including Brexit, rising populist nationalism, and the continued problems of the Eurozone. With the actual Brexit scheduled for March 2019, his presentation will be timely and insightful.

    Mark Copelovitch is Professor of Political Science and Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focus concerns the politics of international trade, money, and finance. He is particularly interested in the domestic and international politics of financial crises, and the role of the International Monetary Fund in global financial governance. He also studies European integration and the European Union.

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    • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • The Madison Club, 5 E Wilson St
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    Professor Anand A. Yang will speak on “India in the Age of the Indo-Pacific: New Alliances, New Challenges?”. His talk will highlight the current stresses and challenges facing South Asia—and India—in the new troubled global political climate. The continuing strength of Hindu nationalists politics, persistent difficulties with Pakistan to the west, and an increasingly belligerent China to the north place India at the center of regional pressures. He will help us understand the problems and prospects of this important region.  

    Professor Yang is Chair of the History Department and the former Director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle.  He is the author of many publications in South Asian History and comparative and world history. A former editor of The Journal of Asian Studies and the journal Peasant Studies, Yang served as the president of the Association for Asian Studies in 2006-7, and the president of the World History Association in 2008-10.



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