August 13, 2014 – President and CEO of IESC, retired Ambassador Thomas J. Miller, will deliver the 8th Annual Adair Memorial Lecture on U.S. Diplomacy on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 3 p.m. at American University’s Kay Memorial Chapel at Kay Spiritual Life Center. His presentation is titled, “The Nexus Between Diplomacy and Development: A Practitioner's Perspective." During his distinguished 29-year career at the State Department, the three-time ambassador served overseas in Thailand, Greece (three times), and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and held important assignments in Washington, D.C.
The Adair lecture traditionally kicks off the fall semester at American University’s School of International Service. The lecture series is a partnership between the school and the American Foreign Service Association and is supported through an endowment from the Marshall P. Adair Family in honor of their parents, Caroline and Ambassador Charles Adair. The event is free and open to the public.