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CCWA: U.S. Diplomacy in the 21st Century

Featuring Ambassador Kenneth Brill
Thursday, May 24, 2012 6:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Ambassador Kenneth C. Brill  will explore how globalization is shaping a new range of national security and diplomatic challenges for the U.S. in the coming decades. He will also discuss the disconnect between what is needed for U.S. diplomatic leadership in a globalized international environment and the proposed reductions in the budgets for diplomacy and development.

6 PM - Registration and Reception
6:30 PM - Program begins, followed by a questions and answers session.
To register, visit our registration page or call 216-255-9002.
Admission: $20 for members of CCWA, $30 for nonmembers and $10 for full-time students

Location: The Union Club of Cleveland

Ambassador Brill completed a 35-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service in April, 2010.  In his final Foreign Service assignment, he was the founding Director of the U.S. National Counterproliferation Center (NCPC), which is part of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.  Ambassador Brill served as NCPC’s Director for five years. 

Ambassador Brill’s overseas assignments with the Department of State included serving as Ambassador to the IAEA and the UN Office in Vienna, Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus, acting-Ambassador and Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India, and Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan.  His domestic assignments in the Department of State included service as acting-Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Executive Secretary of the Department and Special Assistant to the Secretary of State, and Director of the Office of Egyptian Affairs. 

Ambassador Brill has written and spoken on the subjects of the nuclear nonproliferation regime, countering the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the challenges of WMD terrorism, the environment as a national security issue and U.S. intelligence reform.

Ambassador Brill is a graduate of Ohio University and received his MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.  He is married and has two grown children.

Location: The Union Club of Cleveland, 1211 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland

Registration: Register online