I don't know if anyone who reads this is anywhere near Austin, Texas, but if so, John Naland, the president of AFSA, the State Department's employee association, will be giving a talk on "The Militarization of Diplomacy."
February 7, 2008
Time: 5-6:30 p.m.
Description: The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law presents "The Militarization of Diplomacy" with John Naland, President of the American Foreign Service Association. Naland will speak about the challenges of staffing posts in combat zones and other aspects of representing the Foreign Service during a period of significant change.
Naland became President of the American Foreign Service Association on July 15, 2007. This is his second term as AFSA President, having also served from 2001 to 2003.
A career Foreign Service Officer, Naland joined the Department of State in 1986. His most recent foreign assignment was as Principal Officer of the U.S. Consulate in Matamoros, Mexico (2003-2006). He also served in Colombia, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua.
The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law works to engage the best minds in academia, government and the private sector in developing practical solutions to the pressing problems of an increasingly globalized world. For more information on the Strauss Center, please visit www.RobertStraussCenter.org.
Location: Sid Richardson Hall 3.108, University of Texas at Austin
Sponsor: Robert S. Strauss Center
For more information, you can visit their website.