March 16, 2004

Charles Harmon Director of University Relations

Valdosta State University Hosts Ambassador Sylvia G. Stanfield,U.S. Department of State Diplomat-in-Residence

Valdosta State University will host Ambassador Sylvia Stanfield, U.S. Department of State Diplomat-in-Residence on March 23, 2004.

Ambassador Stanfield will lecture on ?U.S Diplomacy and America's Role in World Affairs: An Ambassador's Perspective? on March 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Biology Chemistry Auditorium.

Ambassador Stanfield will make two presentations. At 3:00 p.m. she will meet at the Center for International Programs with students interested in the U.S. diplomatic service to discuss career opportunities in the U.S. Foreign Service and special opportunities in the diplomatic corps for women and minorities. The Ambassador's 7:00 p.m. lecture is free and the public is invited to attend.

Sylvia Stanfield is a U.S. Department of State Diplomat-in-Residence at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. The Ambassador's mission is to attract talent that will meet today's foreign policy challenges. She works to promote interest in international affairs. She also encourages individuals to consider student and career opportunities with the U.S. Foreign Service. Ambassador Stanfield is a career diplomat and a member of the United States Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor. The U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam from 1999-2002, Stanfield was Charge d?Affaires ad interim and Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in New Zealand. She has also served in Hong Kong, Beijing, Taipei and Taichung. Her Washington assignments have included the Senior Seminar, Director of the Office of Australia and New Zealand Affairs, and Director of the Office of Taiwan Coordination Affairs.

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