University of Washington
The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

Ambassador Thomas Pickering to speak Feb. 5 on U.S. challenges

 

Thomas PickeringAmbassador Thomas Pickering will speak Feb. 5, 2014 at 7 p.m. about "Major Challenges Facing the U.S." The event takes place in Kane Hall 130 at the University of Washington.

Pickering served more than four decades as a U.S. diplomat. Before retiring in 2000, he was under secretary of state for political affairs, the third highest post in the U.S. State Department. Pickering also served as ambassador to the United Nations, the Russian Federation, India, Israel, and Jordan. After retiring, Ambassador Pickering joined The Boeing Company as Senior Vice President International Relations until 2006. In 2012, Pickering helped lead a panel investigating the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

Part of the 2013-14 lecture series: "The U.S. in a Changing World" and is sponsored by the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged.

Questions? Please email jsis@uw.edu or call 206-543-4370.

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