November 15, 2014 — AFIO/NE/ME Meeting
Brick Store Museum Program Center
4 Dane Street, Kennebunk, ME
REPRESENTING AMERICA was the career choice of Ambassador Thomas N. Hull, III and will be the subject of his talk at the November 15, 2014 meeting of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, 2:00 p.m. in the Brick Store Museum Center, 4 Dane Street in Kennebunk.
Ambassador Hull is an expert on African affairs with a long career as a diplomat. He will explain what Embassies and Consulates do and the different functions of each.
Our speaker has served as Ambassador to Sierra Leone (2004-2007), Charge d’Affaires to Ethiopia (2001-2004), and Minister Counselor for Public Affairs in Nigeria (1993-1995). He also held important diplomatic positions in the Czech Republic, Somalia, Burkina Faso, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. He was Director of African Affairs (1995-1997) at the U.S. Information Agency prior to its merger with the Department of State. He is recipient of the Presidential Meritorious Service Award from President Obama for his contribution to peace building and bringing Liberian ex-President Charles Taylor to justice. After his retirement, from 2007-2010 Ambassador. Hull was Professor of International Relations at Simmons College in Boston.
Ambassador Hull will address U.S. intelligence efforts after 9/11 regarding Ethiopia and Somalia and will speak about other West African countries’ concerns such as Boko Haram, Ebola, and jihardists in the Sahel.
Most recently Ambassador Hull has been recalled by the State Department for positions in Malawi and Gambia and will be returning to the latter in 2015.
The meeting, which is open to the public, will be Saturday, November 15, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. in the Brick Store Museum Program Center, 4 Dane Street in Kennebunk.
For information call 201-967-4298.