Four former U.S. ambassadors will be available to address questions from local media.
WHAT: Texas Tech University's Office of International Affairs will host four former U.S. ambassadors as part of its Seventh Annual Ambassadors' Forum. As part of the event, there will be a brief, scheduled time for media interviews.
WHEN: 10 a.m. Thursday (March 10)
WHERE: Rooms 103 & 105, International Cultural Center, 601 Indiana Ave.
EVENT: Former ambassadors Ronald Neumann, Deborah McCarthy, Molly Williamson and Kenneth C. Brill will be available to address local media as part of the forum being hosted at Texas Tech on March 10.
Ambassador Neumann serves as the American Academy of Diplomacy Board president and was former deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. He served three terms as ambassador: to Algeria, Bahrain and finally to Afghanistan.
Ambassador McCarthy is an expert on U.S. foreign and national security policy with more than 30 years of diplomatic experience. McCarthy was the U.S. ambassador to Lithuania and served as the deputy ambassador at the U.S. Embassy in Greece as well as the U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua.
Ambassador Williamson is a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer, having served under six presidents and achieving the rank of career minister. She is a scholar with the Middle East Institute and the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, a consultant, and frequent guest lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, the Defense Institute of Security Cooperation and the National Joint Staff College.
Ambassador Brill was the president of The Fund for Peace (2010-2011) after completing a 35-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service. Brill's overseas assignments with the Department of State included serving as ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the U.N. Office in Vienna, ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus, acting-ambassador and deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India, and political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan.
Media are encouraged to contact the Office of Communications & Marketing and indicate which ambassador(s) they would like to interview. The office asks that media come prepared with questions to ask the ambassadors.