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Utah International Mountain Forum to host Ambassador Eileen Malloy

2 March 2017 No Comment

The Utah International Mountain Forum (UIMF), a coalition of student clubs at Utah Valley University will host Ambassador Eileen Malloy (Ret.) on Monday, March 6 at 9 a.m. in FL 120.

Ambassador Malloy has extensive experience working in U.S. diplomatic service, having worked as the U.S. Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic (1994-97), and the deputy assistant secretary of State for the Bureau of European Affairs (1997-99) among others. In addition, she has acted as senior advisor for the former secretary of energy Bill Richardson on Russia and the former Soviet Union. Recently she returned from Kiev, Ukraine as head of the U.S. delegation.

“Our student clubs coalition continues student-driven engaged learning by hosting foreign and VIP guests through student efforts,” said Matthew Rands, vice president of UIMF and president of the UVU Foreign Affairs Club. “I am sure that the visit of Ambassador Malloy will be another highlight in those efforts.”

Ambassador Malloy will speak with students on foreign service and diplomacy. Students will have an excellent opportunity to ask Ambassador Malloy how they could better be prepared for a career in foreign service and how to obtain internships with government agencies. Because of her expertise in this field, Ambassador Malloy will offer a unique and experienced perspective on diplomacy that will benefit all who attend.

The UIMF promotes a sustainable mountain development agenda of the United Nations in the State of Utah and North America and connects students to both national and international governmental professionals. The coalition of clubs assists students who are more internationally motivated. This results in students successfully finding work in public or foreign service. For more information, visit www.utahimf.org.

UIMF efforts to host Ambassador Malloy have been supported by Office of International Affairs and Diplomacy, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Peace and Justice Studies, History and Political Sciences Department and Center for National Security Studies.

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