CHICAGO, May 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued
by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs:
To: Assignment/Planning Editors
From: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Who: Ambassador Wendy Chamberlin, president of the Middle East
Institute in Washington; Ambassador Thomas D. Boyatt, president
of U.S. Defense Systems; Ambassador Antony C. E. Quainton,
distinguished diplomat in residence at American University
What: Speaking on "Confronting Terrorism: Can Diplomacy Work?"
When: Wednesday, May 9, 2007
5:30 p.m. - Registration
6:00 p.m. - Panel discussion
Where: The Chicago Club
81 East Van Buren, Chicago
Career high-ranking Foreign Service veterans will explore how diplomacy
can effectively be deployed against terrorist threats in a discussion
hosted by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs on Wednesday, May 9, 2007.
Those interested in attending the event should register at
Ambassador Wendy Chamberlin is president of the Middle East Institute
in Washington. She previously was ambassador to Laos, to Pakistan, director
for Counter-Terrorism in the National Security Agency, assistant
administrator of USAID for Asia and the Near East, and Deputy UN High
Commissioner for Refugees.
Ambassador Thomas D. Boyatt is president of U.S. Defense Systems and
former ambassador to Upper Volta and Colombia and charge d'affaires in
Chile. He has personal experience with terrorism, having helped injured
passengers to safety and negotiated passenger release with Syria during the
1969 hijacking of a TWA airliner.
Ambassador Antony C. E. Quainton is distinguished diplomat in residence
at American University in Washington, D.C. He was ambassador to Central
African Republic, Nicaragua, Kuwait, and Peru. He is also former assistant
secretary of state for diplomatic security, a director of the Office for
Combating Terrorism, and director general of the Foreign Service.
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, founded in 1922 as The Chicago
Council on Foreign Relations, is a leading independent, nonpartisan
organization committed to influencing the discourse on global issues
through contributions to opinion and policy formation, leadership dialogue,
and public learning.
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