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Alumni Invited to Lecture on Middle East by Former U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon

Posted August 8, 2007

The D'Amour Library Athenaeum Series at Western New England College will feature a lecture by former U.S. Ambassador Mark Hambley on Tuesday, October 2 at 4:00 p.m. in room 319 of the D'Amour Library. Hambley will address "The U.S. and the Middle East Quagmire: Where Are We Now and What Can We Do?" The event is free and open to the public.

Hambley has a distinguished career of more than three decades in the Foreign Service. A former ambassador to Qatar and Lebanon, Hambley also served in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and as the U.S. Special Representative to the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Hambley retired in 2001, but following the events of September 11, he rejoined the government as the political advisor to the commander of the U.S. Air Force deployment in the Middle East. In January 2005, he was named as the first American trustee for the London-based Next Century Foundation (NCF) which deals with peace and reconciliation issues, principally in the Middle East and Africa. He is currently the Managing Director for International Matters for Apollo Security, Inc., and serves on the board of directors of the Middle East Policy Council based in Washington, D.C.

The program is co-sponsored by the Western New England College School of Arts and Sciences and D'Amour Library. The Athenaeum Series is designed to provide a forum for communication, conversation, and discussion of scientific, literary, and other topics. The calendar of upcoming events in the series is available on the D'Amour Library homepage at


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