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"Balkan Update" topic of BYU David M. Kennedy Center lecture Jan. 24

Brigham Young University’s David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies will host a Global Awareness lecture featuring Jeffrey M. Hovenier Wednesday, Jan. 24, at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Hovenier’s topic will be “Balkan Update: An Insider’s Look at the Latest on the Kosovo Process.”

Hovenier, a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State, earned a bachelor’s degree from BYU and a master’s degree from Georgetown University.

Prior to his work with the Department of State, Hovenier served as deputy director of NATO Policy, European Security and Political Affairs and of German, Austrian and Swiss Affairs; as head of the embassy office in Podgorica, Montenegro; and as deputy political counselor at the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

The lecture will be archived online. For more information, see the calendar online at

Writer: Lee Simons

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