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Tegucigalpa to Texas: Crisis in Immigration Policy with Lawrence Cohen

April 24, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Mr. Cohen will summarize current US immigration policy, examine the roots of the crisis in our southern  border, and  draw some conclusions  about  the present dysfunctional situation.

Lawrence Cohen is a retired U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Officer.  During his State Department career, Mr. Cohen was posted overseas in Mexico, Honduras, India, Hungary, Nigeria, Brazil, and Afghanistan.  His Washington, D.C., assignments included stints in the Office of Environmental Policy working on NAFTA issues and as State Department Desk Officer to the Inter-American Development Bank.  Mr. Cohen has also served on short-term Foreign Service assignments in Erbil, Tunis, Jeddah, and Kuwait.  

Mr. Cohen created the Foreign Service Institute’s Afghanistan familiarization training program, facilitated Afghan pre-deployment training for USAID personnel, and developed diplomatic tradecraft training for the South Sudanese Foreign Ministry in Juba.  Mr. Cohen served as the Retiree Vice President on the Governing Board of the American Foreign Service Association (2013-15).   He delivered a presentation on Afghanistan to the Reading World Affairs Council in September 2008. 

Mr. Cohen earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history and Mideast Studies from Dickinson College and his Masters of Arts degree in International Relations, specializing in Middle East Affairs from the University of Chicago.

For reservations: call 610-275-7880 or email contactus@wacreading.org.

Cost: $10.00


April 24, 2019
7:30 am - 9:00 am
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Wyomissing Restaurant & Bakery
1245 Penn Ave
Wyomissing, PA 19610 United States
(610) 373-3353


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