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Former U.S. Ambassador Kenneth Yalowitz to Speak at W&L

Former U.S. Ambassador Kenneth Yalowitz, currently the The Norman E. McCulloch Jr. Director of the John S. Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College, will give a lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leybury Library.

The talk is open to the public.

Before his time at Dartmouth, where he also is an adjunct professor of government, Yalowitz served for 36 years as a career diplomat and a member of the Senior Foreign Service. He retired from the Foreign Service in 2001.

Yalowitz served twice as a U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Belarus (1994-1997) and Georgia (1998-2001) and also had foreign assignments in Moscow, The Hague and Brussels, as well as domestic assignments working with Australia-New Zealand and the Soviet Union.

Yalowitz previously taught political science at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, was the area studies chair on the former Soviet Union (1993-94), and was dean of the senior seminar (1997-98) at the Foreign Service Institute, the U.S. government’s training institution for preparing American diplomats and other professionals for the Foreign Service.

Yalowitz is the recipient of the Ambassador Robert Frasure award for peacemaking and conflict prevention.