Embassies, Ambassadors and Foreign Service
Last week’s tragic killing of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stephens and others during an attack on the Embassy there puts a spotlight on the field of foreign service: the reasons ambassadors are placed in other countries, the function of the embassies, the role of diplomats in other countries, and the dangers they are sometimes in when serving the US overseas. A panel will join us to talk about foreign service and talk about the work done around the world by embassies and more.
LJ Stambuk - President of the World Affairs Council Charlotte
Beth Elise Whitaker - Associate Professor, Associate Chair and Undergraduate Director, Political Science and Public Administration at UNC Charlotte
Bill Brandon - Metrolina Medical Foundation Distinguished Professor of Public Policy at UNC Charlotte
Mark Erwin - Former US Ambassador to Republic of Mauritius, the Republic of the Seychelles and the Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros during the Clinton Administration (1999-2001)