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Ambassador to Discuss Dynamics of Diplomatic Service April 1 at Spelman
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Ambassador to Discuss Dynamics of Diplomatic Service April 1 at Spelman

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, director general of the Foreign Service and director of human resources for the U.S. Department of State, will address the dynamics of diplomatic service during a presentation titled, “Meeting Today's Global Challenges with 21st Century Diplomats,” at Spelman College, Monday, April 1, at 4:30 p.m. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield leads a team of 400 employees who carry out a range of personnel functions for the State Department’s 60,000-strong workforce − from recruitment and hiring, through evaluations and promotions, to retirement. 

Since beginning her Foreign Service career in 1982 as a consular officer in Kingston, Jamaica, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield has risen through the ranks to the minister counselor level. Overseas she has served in Jamaica, Nigeria, The Gambia, Kenya, Pakistan, Switzerland (at the U.S. Mission to the United National), and most recently as ambassador to the Republic of Liberia, where she served from 2008 to 2012.  In Washington, she has worked in the Bureau of Human Resources, as well as the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, where she was a deputy assistant secretary from 2004 to 2006, and the Bureau of African Affairs, where she was principal deputy assistant secretary from 2006 to 2008. 

Spelman College Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars, Beta Omega Chapter, in collaboration with the Spelman College Office of the Provost is hosting the event to be held in LLCII Auditorium. The discussion is free and open to the public. For more information, call (404) 270-5627.

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