Trainor Award Ceremony and Lecture Honoring Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield
Trainor award ceremony and lecture honoring United States Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield.
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Representative of the United States to the United Nations, will offer remarks on “Diplomacy and the Struggle for Human Rights” followed by a moderated conversation with Ambassador Anne Anderson, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States (2013-2017), Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations (2009-2013) and Chair of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy Board of Advisors.
Entry is on a first–come, first-served basis. All Georgetown community members will be asked to present their GU ID. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. Please enter through the south tower of Healy Hall, near Library Walk. The line will form on the second floor of Healy Hall.
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield was sworn in as the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations on February 24, 2021 by Vice President Kamala Harris. Thomas-Greenfield, a career diplomat, returned to public service after retiring from a 35-year career with the U.S. Foreign Service in 2017. From 2013 to 2017, she served as the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. Prior to this appointment, she served as Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources (2012-2013); as ambassador to Liberia (2008-2012); and had postings in Switzerland, Pakistan, Kenya, The Gambia, Nigeria, and Jamaica. In Washington, she served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of African Affairs (2006-2008) and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (2004-2006). After leaving government service in 2017, Thomas-Greenfield was the inaugural Distinguished Resident Fellow in African Studies at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University. She also led the Africa Practice at Albright Stonebridge Group.
J. Raymond “Jit” Trainor Award
The Trainor Award is presented annually to an outstanding practitioner for distinction in the conduct of diplomacy. The award is named for the late J. Raymond “Jit” Trainor, the much-admired former registrar of the School of Foreign Service. The J. Raymond “Jit” Trainor Trust Advisory Board is chaired by Frank J. Hogan.
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