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American Samoa representative to the U.S. Congress at BYU lecture March 30

The Brigham Young University David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies will host an Asian Studies Lecture by Eni F. H. Faleomavaega, American Samoa representative to the U.S. Congress, Friday, March 30, at 2 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Faleomavaega will talk about security issues in the Asian Pacific.

Admission will be free, and the public is welcome.

Faleomavaega is an alumnus of BYU, having graduated with a political science degree in 1966. He also earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston Law School and a doctoral degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

A member of Congress since 1989, Faleomavaega was recently elected chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment. In this capacity, he will be directly involved with U.S. foreign policy in more than 30 countries, including Australia, Brunei, Mongolia, Taiwan and Uzbekistan.

Faleomavaega’s other government assignments have included service as lieutenant governor and deputy attorney general of American Samoa, staff counsel for the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs and administrative assistant to the American Samoa delegate to Washington, D.C. This lecture will be archived online. For information on David M. Kennedy Center events, see the calendar online at kennedy.byu.edu.

Writer: Lee Simons

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