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Ambassador Speaks on Terrorism

War on Terrorism is Topic of Speech at UCR

(April 2, 2002)

Barbara K. Bodine, a career member of the Foreign Service with extensive experience in the Middle East, will give a free, public talk at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11 at the University of California, Riverside.

Her presentation, “The War on Terrorism: An Insider’s Perspective,” will be held in the Terrace Rooms. It is sponsored by The Center for Ideas and Society, the College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, the UCR Alumni Association, the UCR International Services Center and the Riverside Mosque.

Bodine, currently a Diplomat in Residence with the Global and International Studies program at UC Santa Barbara, was the U.S. Ambassador to Yemen from 1997 to August, 2001. She has worked in Baghdad, Kuwait and in the U.S. State Department on counter-terrorism issues.

She worked on the staffs of Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and Cyrus Vance and as a Congressional Fellow in the office of Senator Robert Dole.

She was presented the Secretary of State’s Award for Valor for her work in occupied Kuwait August-December, 1990. On October 12, 2001, Secretary Colin Powell presented Ambassador Bodine with the Department’s Distinguished Honor Award for her work in Yemen.

Bodine, who earned her degree from UC Santa Barbara, is also the Alumni Regent-Designate to the UC Board of Regents, the governing board for the entire University of California system.

Maps and directions to the Terrace Rooms are available at UCR information kiosks, or on the campus web site Campus parking costs $6 per day.

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