Notable Alumni Series: Tales & Lessons from an American Diplomat featuring Ambassador Niels Marquardt ’75
This is the fourth in our series featuring notable alumni. Keep an eye on our virtual events webpage for details on future presentations.
Come hear about the experiences of Ambassador Niels Marquardt ’75. Ambassador Marquardt led the fight to strengthen democracy and reduce corruption during his assignments as U.S. Ambassador to Cameroon, the Comoros, Madagascar, and Equatorial Guinea from 2004 to 2010. He will explain how and why these issues have often been such a high priority for American diplomacy around the world, and how they might – or might not – rank among the priorities for the next U.S. administration. Niels’ distinguished career in the U.S. State Department spanned every administration from Jimmy Carter to Barack Obama. He is currently Lewis & Clark’s Diplomat in Residence.
Tales and Lessons from an American Diplomat featuring Ambassador Niels Marquardt ’75
Thursday, December 3
5 p.m., PST
About the speaker:
Ambassador Marquardt is a graduate of Lewis & Clark College, the American Graduate School of International Management, and the National War College. Marquardt joined the U.S. foreign service in 1980 and left the U.S. Foreign Service in 2013, having served as America’s top diplomat in Madagascar, Cameroon, the Comoros, and Equatorial Guinea during a 33-year diplomatic career. His career included service in Germany, France, Thailand, and the Republic of the Congo. His final State Department assignment was as U.S. Consul General in Sydney, Australia. He is currently Lewis & Clark’s Diplomat in Residence.