Event | A Conversation on Diplomacy with U.S. Ambassador Gentry O. Smith – Feb 18


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The Tennessee World Affairs Council & Lipscomb University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Department of History, Politics and Philosophy

invite you to a public affairs event

A Conversation with U.S. Ambassador Gentry O. Smith

Director, U.S. State Department Office of Foreign Missions

“Bringing People to the Table: How the U.S. State Department Ensures Foreign Diplomats Work Together, Share Ideas, and Make the World a Better Place”


Thursday February 18, 2016

Stowe Hall, Swang Business Center

Lipscomb University

One University Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37204

5:30 p.m. Refreshments

6:00 p.m. Program

Free | Open to the Public

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Confirmed by the U.S. Senate to this position in June, 2015 as Director of U.S. State Department Office of Foreign Missions, Gentry Smith is responsible for ensuring foreign diplomats comply with guidelines governing diplomatic privileges and immunities granted by the U.S. government, improving the treatment of U.S. missions and their personnel abroad, and providing service to the foreign diplomatic and consular community in the country in matters of tax, customs, property and motor vehicles.

Prior to this appointment, he served in the Bureau of Diplomatic Security as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Countermeasures, supervising the development of security standards and policies associated with U.S. diplomatic missions around the world.

Ambassador Smith entered the Department of State in 1987 and has been a career member of the Senior Foreign Service since 2006.

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This public affairs event is part of the Tennessee World Affairs Council’s education programs to generate interest in our community to know more about the world and America’s global challenges. It is provided in association with Lipscomb University.

Presented by the Tennessee World Affairs Council (TNWAC.org) and Lipscomb University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Department of History, Politics and Philosophy.

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available for TN World Affairs Council distinguished visiting speaker programs – contact PatRyan@TNWAC.org (931-261-2353)

The Tennessee World Affairs Council is a nonprofit (501c3), nonpartisan educational charity based in Nashville that works to build understanding of global issues in our communities. Learn more about the Council and find how you can join, donate and volunteer at: www.TNWAC.org 

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