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 thechicagocouncil.org. 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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