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February 11

A View from the Ambassador’s Post: Ambassador Don Beyer on American Public Diplomacy

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12:30 pm - 01:30 pm. Time zone: UTC-4
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The American Security Project cordially invites you to a lunchtime discussion:

A View from the Ambassador’s Post: Ambassador Don Beyer on American Public Diplomacy

February 11, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  Moderated by Nelson Cunningham, President, McLarty Associates
 2014 is a year of opportunity and challenges in public diplomacy. Join us as Ambassador Don Beyer discusses his experiences as Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, and explores the role public diplomacy plays in shaping America’s security, foreign policies and relationships abroad.
This discussion will be on the record.
 Join us for a conversation on the current state of diplomacy and American Security.

The event will take place at:
1100 New York Ave, NW Washington DC
Seventh Floor, West Tower
Lunch refreshments will be served
The discussion will begin promptly at 12:30.  Please arrive by 12:00 for registration.
We hope you can join us.
Please RSVP by Monday, February 10th at the following:
Donald S. Beyer Jr. was sworn in as the United States Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein on August 5, 2009. He took up his duties in Bern on August 15, 2009 and left office on 29 April 2013
Ambassador Beyer is a nationally recognized political, business and philanthropic leader. Over the last thirty years, he built a strong reputation in Virginia, where he grew a successful and reputable business, and spent eight years as Lieutenant Governor. Throughout his adult life, Ambassador Beyer has been very active in Virginia and national politics. In 2008, he chaired the Transportation and Land Use working group of the Governor’s Virginia Commission on Climate Change. Before his nomination to be Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, he was asked by President-elect Barack Obama to lead the United States Department of Commerce Transition Team.
In addition to his political career, Ambassador Beyer is recognized as a leader in business. He built a profitable and community-based collection of retail automobile dealerships, representing eight franchises and four manufacturers: Volvo, Land Rover, Subaru, and Kia.
The American Security Project is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy and research organization dedicated to fostering knowledge and understanding of a range of national security issues, promoting debate about the appropriate use of American power, and cultivating strategic responses to 21st century challenges. For more information, visit