Texas Tech International Cultural Center Hosts Two Ambassadors
October 29, 2008
By: Leslie Cranford
Women will discuss female roles in the Middle East, among other topics.
Texas Tech University's International Cultural Center (ICC) will host a discussion
by two female ambassadors at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 6, in the auditorium of the ICC at 601
Ambassador Hunaina Sultan Al-Mughairy, Omani Ambassador to the United States, and
Ambassador Frances Cook, former U.S. Ambassador to Oman, will speak in a question
and answer format, answering queries offered to them by Ambassador Tibor Nagy, vice
provost for Texas Tech's Office of International Affairs. The event is free and open
to the public.
Cook, who also served as ambassador to Cameroon and Burundi, was the first female
to head a U.S. diplomatic post in the Middle East - Alexandria, 1983. Al-Mughairy
is the first woman envoy to represent an Arab country in Washington, D.C.
"Both women are eager to improve the image held by some in the United States about
Arab women," said Jane Bell, director of operations of the ICC. "The evening should
provide many insights into topics such as women's roles in the Middle East and how
Oman is important to the U.S."
CONTACT: Jane Bell, director of operations, International Cultural Center,
at (806) 742-2974 or email@example.com.