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Wednesday, August 25, 2010
You're Invited to The Expat Forum 2010
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010
8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
U.S. Navy Heritage Center
701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial
Clements International presents a panel discussion about contemporary expat life, and the unique challenges and advantages of being an expat in 2010 and beyond. Registration is free and anyone interested
is welcome to attend. Breakfast will be served.
Visit expatforum.clements.com for more information.
Deadline to RSVP: Monday, Oct. 4, 2010
The first 20 people to register will receive a
$10 Starbucks Gift Card!
Friday, August 20, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
"I think any country where the election result is 4/100th of a percentage point difference between the winner and the second-place coalition is going to have some pushing and shoving, and that's what going on," Christopher Hill told NPR's Steve Inskeep. "So the question is: Are they getting anywhere? And, I must say, in the last couple of weeks, the pace has really quickened. And there's a feeling that things may be heading in the right direction."
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Christopher R. Hill arrived in Baghdad on April 24, 2009, to begin serving as America’s Ambassador to Iraq. Immediately prior to this assignment, Ambassador Hill was Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, in which capacity he also was the lead U.S. negotiator at the Six-Party Talks on the North Korea nuclear issue.
Ambassador Hill’s lifelong career as a public servant began in 1974, when he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon. He joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1977.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan
August 9, 2010
AMBASSADOR HOLBROOKE: Thank you, Madam Secretary. I’d be happy to take any specific questions you want.
QUESTION: How do you change the mindset of these people? I mean, there’s a lot of talk about trying to reintegrate and reconcile Taliban into society to have a one united Afghanistan with everybody working towards the future of the country. How do you change the mindset that this type of work is what the country needs and kind of build more bridges among these type of people that maybe don’t have opportunity, don’t see this way of life as the way that Afghanistan should be going?
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Thursday, August 5, 2010
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