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Crisis in U.S. Immigration Policy: Headache along the U.S. – Mexican Border with Lawrence Cohen

October 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Mr.Cohen will describe current US immigration policy, examination the roots of the crisis on our southern border, and raise questions about the current, unsustainable situation.

Lawrence Cohen is a retired diplomat with the U.S. Department of State. During his Foreign Service career, Mr. Cohen served in Mexico, Honduras, India, Hungary, Nigeria, Brazil, and Afghanistan. His Washington, D.C., assignments included stints in the Office of Environmental Policy working on bilateral U.S.-Mexico and 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, Iraqi Kurdistan Region; Tunis; Jeddah; and Kuwait.

Mr. Cohen created the Foreign Service Institute’s Afghanistan pre-deployment training program, facilitated Afghan 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. He resides in Schwenksville, Montgomery County.

To Register:
Call (610) 375-7880 or email contactus@wacreading.org

Cost to attend:
Members $23
Non-Members $30
Without Meal $10
Ambassadors Included


October 10, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Inn at Reading
1040 Park Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610 United States
(610) 372-7811


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