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U.S. Ambassador to Republic of Cote d'Ivoire at BYU April 25

Brigham Young University will host Aubrey Hooks, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire, at an informal lecture and Q&A session Monday, April 25, at 11 a.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Hooks previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo and to the Republic of Congo. Between the two assignments he served as coordinator for the African Crises Response Initiative, a program that provided peacekeeping training to soldiers of participating countries in Africa.

He joined the Foreign Service in 1971, and was assigned as junior officer at Embassy Tel Aviv, Israel. His assignments include being a member of the Senior Seminar, the senior executive development program for career officials, economic counselor at Embassy Warsaw, Poland and a member of the U.S. delegation to the conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe.

For more information contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or visit

Writer: James McCoy

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