Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Life at an US Embassy: Tales of Adventure in Kiev and Almaty

Thu, November 21, 2013 | BUR 231

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Life at an US Embassy: Tales of Adventure in Kiev and Almaty

Learn about what's it's like to work in a US Embassy. The first half of this presentation will focus on the basic organizational structure of a US Embassy. The roles of key staff such at the ambassador, deputy chief of mission, foreign service officers, local national employees, the military attaché office. How each of these entities work together as the "Country Team" to implement foreign policy goals of the United States Government will also be discussed. The second half of the presentation will feature the presenter's personal experiences while working at the US Embassies in Kiev, Ukraine and Almaty, Kazakhstan.
The presenter, Mr. Elliott Nowacky, is a retired US Army officer and currently works on the staff of the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies and Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) at UT.

This presentation is geared towards students interested in the foreign service and/or majoring in International Relations, International Business, Economy, History, Government, and foreign languages.

This event is apart of UT's 5th Annual International Education Week (IEW) which is an opportunity to celebrate the enriching benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. This annual initiative aims to promote international understanding and build support for international educational exchange by encouraging the development of programs that prepare Americans to live and work in a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study in the United States. First held in 2000, International Education Week is celebrated today in more than 100 countries worldwide.

The University of Texas at Austin invites you to celebrate the 5th Annual International Education Week (IEW) from November 18 – 22, 2013. This campus-wide event brings together the UT community of students, faculty and staff to participate in a variety of fun, informative and culturally-rich events which collectively help to promote and celebrate language acquisition, international exchanges, cross-cultural awareness, and global citizenship!

See their blog and Facebook for more information and a schedule of events!

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