Brigham Young University’s David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies will host two speakers on international topics this week in 238 Herald R. Clark Building:
• Philip Egger, diplomat-in-residence at Arizona State University, will discuss “Preparing for a Diplomatic Career” Thursday, March 29, at 4 p.m.
He has been a Foreign Service officer with the Department of State since 1980 and currently holds the rank of minister-counselor. He has had a wide variety of assignments both overseas and in Washington, with his most recent assignment as consul general at the U.S Embassy in Rome, Italy.
This lecture is sponsored by the College of Humanities, Career Services and the Foreign Service Student Organization. Join the network of BYU students interested in diplomacy on Facebook.
• Sahar Qumsiyeh, database analyst for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in Jerusalem, will speak on “Peace and Conflict Resolution” Wednesday, April 4 at noon.
Qumsiyeh previously taught at various Palestinian universities including Bethlehem University, the Arab American University, and Palestine Polytechnic Institute. She investigated The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was baptized while studying at BYU in 1996.
She grew up and still lives in an area with constant turmoil and conflict. A native Palestinian, she is the youngest of six siblings, and the only member of the Church in her family. Qumsiyeh, who serves as the Israel District Relief Society President, has a unique perspective on how the Gospel can help find peace and happiness amidst difficulties.
Writer: Charles Krebs