Advancing U.S. Interests through Diplomacy: A Case Study in Southeast Asia

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 7:00pmMarlboro College Graduate Center

Talk by W. Patrick Murphy

The deputy assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of State for Southeast Asia, and a graduate of Brattleboro Union High School, W. Patrick Murphy will discuss the impact of recent events on the relationship between U.S. and Southeast Asian nations. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Murphy served previously as deputy chief of mission and chargé d'affaires in Thailand and Lesotho. His prior Washington service includes special representative for Burma, director of the Office for Mainland Southeast Asia, political advisor for the Haiti Working Group, and desk officer for Burma and Laos. Since joining the Department of State in 1992, he has also completed diplomatic assignments in Burma, China, Iraq, Guinea, and Mali. His comments will be followed by a question and answer period, and preceded by coffee, tea, and conversation at 6:30pm.

This talk is part of a series of lectures co-sponsored by Marlboro College and Windham World Affairs Council. Learn more about the full lecture series, which features distinguished speakers addressing issues such as American diplomacy, development aid, and nuclear disarmament. 

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