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Speaker to address Burma-US relations

by Judy Hughes, communications and marketing last modified Feb 08, 2013 11:11 AM

A retired U.S. Foreign Service worker who served in Burma’s U.S. embassy will discuss “Burma and the United States: New Directions in a Time of Change” during her Feb. 14 talk at UofL.

Priscilla Clapp’s free, public talk will begin at 1 p.m. in Room W104, Ekstrom Library, as part of the UofL Center for Asian Democracy’s Asia in Focus series.

Clapp, a retired minister-counselor with the U.S. Foreign Service, had a 30-year government career that included the 1999–2002 stint as chief of mission-Burma as well as service in South Africa, Russia and Japan.

She now is senior adviser to the Asia Society and Blue Moon Fund and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, International Institute for Strategic Studies and U.S. Institute of Peace’s international advisory board. She co-authored books including “Bureaucratic Politics and Foreign Policy” and two volumes about U.S.-Japanese relations.

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