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Developments in Yemen and Implications Beyond

Workshop on Arab Political Development
Ambassador Barbara K. Bodine, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs


Date/Time: 10/11/11 at 4:30 pm - 10/11/11 at 6:00 pm

Ambassador Barbara Bodine, lecturer in public and international affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and diplomat-in-residence at Princeton University, will speak on “Developments in Yemen and Implications Beyond,â€? on Tuesday, October 11, at 4:30 p.m. in Room 1, Robertson Hall, at Princeton University. The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the Workshop on Arab Political Development.

**Media who would like to attend should RSVP by October 10 to the Kathleen Allen at or 609-258-5978**

Bodine served as the U.S. ambassador to Yemen from 1997 to 2001. Under her leadership, the embassy established the Yemeni Coast Guard, launched a development program focused on education and health, implemented cooperation on security and counterterrorism, and established an indigenous land-mine eradication program, among other endeavors. Her appointment also coincided with the bombing in 2000 of the U.S.S. Cole in the Yemini port of Aden. Bodine spent most of her career in the U.S. Foreign Service working on Southwest Asia and the Arabian Peninsula, where her assignments included two tours in Baghdad (1980–83 and again in 2003) and deputy chief of mission in Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion and occupation in 1990. At Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, she lectures on U.S. diplomacy in the Persian Gulf region and Yemen. She also directs the school’s Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative.

Cosponsored with the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, and the Department and Program in Near Eastern Studies.

Category: PIIRS