The World Affairs Council of Maine is pleased to present the third program in our Global Insights Series:Libya and American Foreign Policy
Ambassador (retired)Laurence Pope
Wednesday, March 6th at 5:30pm
Please join us for light refreshments at 5:00
Wishcamper Center Room 133, USM
$10 Members, $15 Non-Members
Laurence Pope was appointed the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Libya on October 4, 2012. He arrived in Tripoli on October 10th, assuming the duties of the late J. Christopher Stevens, the former U.S. Ambassador to Libya, who had died in Benghazi a month earlier. Mr. Pope served as the top ranking American diplomat in Libya until January 4, 2013. A veteran diplomat, he was the United States Ambassador to Chad from 1993 to 1996 and held a number of senior posts in the Department of State. Ambassador Pope retired from the U.S. Foreign Service on October 2, 2000 after 31 years of service. He is the author of the recent biography, Francois de Callieres: a Political Life, about the French writer who is seenas the father of professional diplomacy (Republic of Letters Publishing, 2011).
A graduate of Bowdoin College, Pope also had advanced studies at Princeton University and is a graduate of the U.S. Department of State Senior Seminar. He speaks Arabic and French, and resides in Portland, Maine.
The Global Insights series is sponsored by OLLI,
the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.