Tuesday, October 28, 2008

U.S. Ambassador to Bolivia Discusses Latin American 'Politics of Poverty' at Washington College

Chestertown, MD — David Greenlee, United States Ambassador to the Republic of Bolivia, will present "The Politics of Poverty in Latin America: Bolivia as a Paradigm" at Washington College's Litrenta Lecture Hall on Tuesday, November 11, at 7:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Goldstein Program in Public Affairs.

Prior to assuming the Bolivian post in 2002, Ambassador Greenlee served as United States Ambassador to the Republic of Paraguay and as Special Coordinator for Haiti at the State Department. He also served as U.S. Delegate (Ambassador rank) and Chair of the Israel-Lebanon Monitoring Group, Political Advisor to the Army Chief of Staff, and Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassies in Spain, Chile and Bolivia.

Ambassador Greenlee entered the Foreign Service in 1974. He has served as Rotational Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Lima, Peru; Watch Officer in the State Department Operations Center; Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia; Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel; International Relations Officer in the Office of Israel and Arab-Israeli Affairs; Deputy Director in the Office of Egyptian Affairs; and as a student at the National War College. He has won Superior Honor and other State Department awards.

A native of White Plains, New York, Ambassador Greenlee received a B.A. from Yale University. He also studied at the Instituto Internacional in Madrid, Spain. He served in the Army from 1968 to 1971, receiving an honorable discharge as a First Lieutenant. His military decorations include the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Vietnam Service Medal, among other awards. Most significant to his current position, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bolivia from 1965-67.

The Louis L. Goldstein Program in Public Affairs was established in 1990 to encourage students to enter public service by introducing them to exemplary leaders, both in and out of government. The Goldstein Program has hosted journalists, political activists, foreign policy analysts, diplomats, military commanders and government officials of both national and international stature.

The Goldstein Program sponsors lectures, symposia, visiting fellows, student participation in models and conferences, and other projects that bring students and faculty together with leaders experienced in developing public policy.

Litrenta Lecture Hall is located in the John S. Toll Science Center. Admission to "The Politics of Poverty in Latin America: Bolivia as a Paradigm" is free and open to the public.

October 27, 2008

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