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UNI to host U.S. Ambassador

November 16, 2011

Nadia Korobova, assistant director, UNI International Programs, 319-273-7424,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will host U.S. Ambassador Ronald McMullen on Tuesday, Nov. 29, on the UNI campus.

McMullen will be meeting with students and faculty throughout the day, and he will present his lecture "America's Foreign Policy Challenges: Where do You Cross the Line?" from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in 109 Curris Business Building. The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session.

McMullen, who is currently a diplomat-in-residence at the University of Texas at Austin, recently served as the U.S. Ambassador to the State of Eritrea. He has more than 29 years of diplomatic experience in more than 90 countries, has authored many scholarly works and is a three-time recipient of the State Department's Superior Honor Award. A native of Northwood, Iowa, he earned his doctorate in political science from the University of Iowa.

The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by UNI International Programs, UNI Center for International Peace and Security Studies and UNI Department of Political Science. For more information, contact Nadia Korobova, assistant director, UNI International Programs, at 319-273-7424 or