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Ambassador to speak at Linfield

Ambassador David Mack will present “Arab/Israeli Peace and Why it is Important to U.S. National Security” on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield College.

Mack has been at the forefront of events in the Middle East and helped to shape U.S. policy in the region for more than 30 years. He has expertise in Iraq, Libya, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Turkey and U.S. foreign policy. He is the former deputy assistant secretary of state for Near East Affairs, where he provided political support for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm and promoted U.S. business interests in the Middle East. During his career in the U.S. Foreign Service, he was also the U.S. ambassador to the United Arab Emirates. His diplomatic assignments have included Iraq, Jordan, Jerusalem, Lebanon, Libya and Tunisia.

After leaving government service, Mack was senior counselor at C&O Resources, a Washington, D.C., consulting firm. Currently, he is chairman of the U.S. Libya Business Association. In addition to presenting the lecture, Mack will participate in class discussions with Linfield students.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Departments of History and Political Science and the President’s Office. For more information, call 503-883-2202.