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Africa policy expert, former ambassador to speak at BYU March 17

Princeton N. Lyman, adjunct senior fellow for African policy studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, will speak at Brigham Young University Wednesday, March 17, at 3 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium.

His lecture is titled “Rebuilding Diplomatic Capacity: Why Should We Do It? What Will It Cost?” The event is open to the public and will also be archived online. For more information, visit

Lyman is a former U.S. ambassador to South Africa and Nigeria. He has served in many international government positions in Africa, including deputy secretary of state for Africa, director of refugee programs, assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs and director of the U.S. Agency for International Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

A prolific writer, he has published op-ed articles in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Baltimore Sun, Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times and International Herald Tribune. He has also written a number of magazine articles about African governmental policies, U.S. relations and the Obama administration.

This event is co-sponsored by the Utah Council on Citizen Diplomacy and the American Academy of Diplomacy.

For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652.

Writer: Brandon Garrett


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