Great Decisions Lecture: "U.S. Policy in Central Asia"

March 28, 2007

From St. Norbert College, March 14, 2007
by Meredith Meier, meredith.meier@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

On Wednesday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fort Howard Theater, Bemis International Center, the St. Norbert College Great Decisions Lecture Series will host Jack Hillmeyer and "U.S. Policy in Central Asia." Hillmeyer will discuss U.S. foreign policy in Central Asia and how this part of the world receives little attention.

Hillmeyer has been the State Department's Tajikistan desk officer in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs since 2005. In addition to coordinating U.S. policy towards Tajikistan, he has been on the team implementing the department's regional economic integration initiative between South and Central Asia.

As a foreign service officer, Hillmeyer served his first tour from 2001-2003 as economic/commercial and consular officer at the U.S. Embassy in Libreville, Gabon. From 2003-2005, he was the political/economic officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Durban, South Africa.

Before joining the Foreign Service he spent several years in the former Soviet Union, living in Moscow from 1992-1993 and working as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Kyrgyz Republic. He has a B.A. in Political Science from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, and a M.A. in Public Policy from Georgetown University. He is married and has four children.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, contact the St. Norbert College Center for International Education at (920) 403-3378 or go to http://www.snc.edu/cie/greatdecisions.html.