Distinguished Diplomat Lectures

Distinguished Diplomat Lectures
A biennial lecture series to be held in the spring after each Federal election, a tour de horizon by a noted retired senior career U.S. Foreign Service Officer on the challenges facing American diplomacy concerning  issues, prospects, and prognostications in U.S foreign policy over the following two years for the newly-elected President, or the off-year Congress. A continuing series of Crisis and Issue Briefings will be offered between each flagship Distinguished Diplomat lecture.

This new lecture series has been launched to promote and deepen knowledge and understanding of the U.S. Foreign Service -- in the nation’s fourth largest and most diverse metropolis -- and the profound skills Foreign Service Officers bring to the art of diplomacy.  Additionally, the lecture highlights the work of the Center for International Studies, the oldest formal center for international studies in the Southeast Texas region, educating new leaders for careers in diplomacy and international organizations.

The inaugural speaker was Ambassador John D. Negroponte, director of National Intelligence & Deputy Secretary of State, President George W. Bush’s Administration.

Learn more about the Distinguished Diplomat Program.





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Through the network of International Studies faculty and alumni, Center for International Studies students have access to numerous internship opportunities.

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Gain a deeper understanding of the countries and cultures in the critical region of East Asia via CIS' Taiwan & East Asia Studies Program.

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Center for International Studies Distinguished Diplomat Lectures
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Established in 1981, the Center for International Studies is Houston's oldest degree-granting center of international higher learning. International Studies prepares students for careers in international business, law, politics and public service. In addition, the Center promotes understanding of international relations, cultural differences and the benefits that come from cooperation within the human family.
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Mailing Address:
University of St. Thomas
Center for International Studies
3800 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006

Physical Address:
Center for International Studies
Tiller Hall
4121 Yoakum Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006

     
  713-525-3530
Toll Free: 713-525-3872
     
  centerforinternationalstudies@stthom.edu

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