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Diplomacy, global economy lecture topics at BYU Feb. 14-15

Diplomacy and the global economy will be the topics for a pair of lectures at Brigham Young University’s David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 14-15.

Admission to both lectures is free, and the public is welcome to attend.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 14: Casey H. Christensen, counselor for public affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden, will discuss “Diplomacy: Representing America” at 3 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. During his 20 years in the Foreign Service, Christensen has served at embassies in Ukraine, Nicaragua, Austria, Bolivia and France. He graduated from BYU with a bachelor’s degree in European studies and a Juris Doctorate from the J. Reuben Clark Law School, after which he practiced law in Utah and New Mexico and served as director and deputy director of the BYU International Student Office.

  • Thursday, Feb. 15: “EU and the Global Economy” will be the theme for a European Studies lecture featuring Kyle A. Galler at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building. After receiving his education in the classics at Cambridge University, Galler held positions with HM Treasury and PricewaterhouseCoopers in London. He has also been a permanent official at the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union since 1999 and has been responsible for economic and financial affairs since 2001. Galler also regularly lectures on the UK Civil Service College Courses.

    These lectures will be archived online. For more information on David M. Kennedy Center events, see the calendar online at

    Writer: Elizabeth Kasper

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