Ambassador Barbara Bodine to Inaugurate Arab Political Development Lectures Series, October 11
Ambassador Barbara Bodine, former U.S. ambassador to Yemen, Woodrow Wilson School lecturer in Public and International Affairs, and director of the Scholars in the Nation's Service Initiative, will present a public lecture titled, "Developments in Yemen and Implications Beyond" 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, in Bowl 001, Robertson Hall. Ambassador Bodine"s talk is part of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies' (PIIRS) 2011-12 Arab Political Development Lectures series.
Bodine served as Ambassador to Yemen from 1997–2001. Under her leadership, the embassy invested in democratization and reform efforts, reinstituted a major scholarship program, established the Yemeni Coast Guard, launched a multimillion-dollar development program focused on education and health, worked actively on women’s empowerment issues, implemented cooperation on security and counterterrorism, and established an indigenous land mine eradication program.
Bodine spent most of her career in the U.S. Foreign Service working on southwest Asia and the Arabian Peninsula, where her assignments included deputy chief of mission in Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion and occupation in 1990.
Bodine lectures on U.S. diplomacy in the Persian Gulf region and Yemen. She also directs the WWS’s Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative, a program that encourages and supports students committed to careers in federal public service through scholarships, intensive language training, internships, fellowships, and mentoring.
This event is co-sponsored with the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, and the Department and Program in Near Eastern Studies.
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