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Ambassador Thomas Pickering to Deliver Foreign Policy Lecture

WHO:     The Honorable Thomas Pickering, Career Ambassador of the United States

WHAT:     Lecture and panel discussion on foreign policy and the presidency

WHEN:     3:15 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 3

WHERE: Kay Spiritual Life Center, American University
           4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016

MEDIA: Interested media contact Jon Hussey, AU Media Relations, 202-885-5935 or

Thomas Pickering, Career U.S. Ambassador and former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, will deliver the second annual Caroline and Ambassador Charles Adair Legacy Endowment memorial lecture at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday Sept. 3 in American University’s Kay Spiritual Life Center.  The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion on American foreign policy and the presidency.

Ambassador Pickering has served as ambassador to nations such as India and Nigeria, the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, senior vice president of international relations at The Boeing Company, and most recently as senior advisor at international trade firm Hill and Company.

This event, titled “The Role of the United States in the World-A Foreign Policy Agenda for the Next President,” is sponsored by American University’s Washington Semester Program and School of International Service as well as the American Foreign Service Association’s Caroline and Ambassador Charles Adair Legacy Endowment.

American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the United States and nearly 140 countries. Located in Washington, D.C., the university provides opportunities for academic excellence, public service, and internships in the nation’s capital and around the world.