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Foreign Service expert to address BYU students Dec. 10

Students from Brigham Young University’s Foreign Service Student Organization and Model United Nations will host James B. Warlick at a lecture on Monday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Warlick will present a “Briefing on Iraq, UN Reform and Careers in Diplomacy.” The public is welcome to attend.

He began his current post as principal deputy assistant secretary with the Bureau for International Organization Affairs at the U.S. Department of State in April 2006. He is responsible for all aspects of U.S. foreign policy at the United Nations and a number of other multilateral organizations.

Prior to this assignment, Warlick directed the Office of European Security and Political Affairs, where he was responsible for political-military and security issues for Europe and the former Soviet Union.

While director of UN political affairs, Warlick also served as principal advisor to Ambassador L. Paul Bremer in Baghdad, Iraq. His other assignments have included consul general at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow; director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the European Affairs Bureau; acting minister-counselor/deputy counselor for political affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Germany; special assistant to the Secretary of State; Operations Center watch officer; consular officer in the Philippines and political officer in Bangladesh.

He is a graduate of Stanford University, received a master’s degree in politics from Wadham College at Oxford University and a second master’s degree in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

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

Writer: Marissa Ballantyne

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