Team of Foreign Service Veterans Discuss the Role of Diplomacy in the War on Terror

    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.

SOURCE The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

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