American Foreign Policy, Election of 2004 Topic of Oct. 27 Discussion


Former ambassadors to United Arab Emirates, Congo Republics to speak


Oct. 15, 2004 – A discussion of American foreign policy and the Election of 2004 is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at Southeast Missouri State University.

The event, sponsored by the Department of Political Science, Philosophy and Religion, will be held in Glenn Auditorium of Dempster Hall.

Speaking will be Michael Sterner and James D. Phillips, both representatives of the non-profit organization Diplomats and Military Commanders for Change.

Sterner is a partner in The IRC Group, a Washington-based international consulting firm. He is former ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and has been a deputy assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs.

Phillips joined the Foreign Service in 1961 and served in posts in France, Zaire, Luxembourg, the Gambia and Morocco as well as at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. In 1986, he was named ambassador to Burundi, and in 1990 ambassador to the Congo Republic.