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Careers in International Affairs and Global Development

Speaker: Ambassador (Ret.) Liliana Ayalde
Date: February 15, 2022
Time: 5:30PM
Address: Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Global Education Center

Ambassador (Ret.) Liliana Ayalde has dedicated her distinguished, 38-year diplomatic career to foreign affairs, development, defense and security in Latin America and the Caribbean. In Careers in International Affairs and Global Development, Ayalde will discuss these topics in a live interview with host Navin Bapat, professor and chair of the Curriculum of Peace, War, and Defense at UNC-Chapel Hill, and will engage with the audience in a Q&A.

This public event will take place in person at the Nelson Mandela auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Center and virtually via Zoom. Should weather and COVID event protocol allow it, pizza will be served after the event.

Previously, Ayalde served as the U.S. ambassador to Brazil (2013-16), overseeing a robust bilateral and global policy agenda that included political, economic and security issues. Previously, she served as the deputy assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere Affairs, overseeing bilateral relations with Central America, the Caribbean, and Cuba. Ayalde was also the senior deputy assistant administrator for the Latin American and Caribbean Bureau for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), guiding high-priority development assistance in Mexico, Haiti and Central America.

This event is brought to you by the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs in partnership with the Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense and the UNC Area Studies Centers.