N.Y. - March 12 - U.S. Career Diplomat John Brady Kiesling will
speak about U.S. diplomacy on Thursday, March 13, at 7 p.m. in
the Chapel at Hamilton College, as a guest in the Alpha Delta
Phi Lecture Series. Kiesling submitted his resignation to Secretary
of State Colin Powell, effective March 7, in protest of U.S. aggression
in Iraq. Kiesling's lecture will be followed by a question and
answer period. The lecture, which free and open to the public,
is sponsored by Alpha Delta Phi.
20 years as a Foreign Service Officer of the U.S. Department of
State, most recently as political counselor in the U.S. Embassy
in Athens. He also served at the U.S. Embassy in Armenia, as India
desk officer, Romania desk officer, as economic officer at the
U.S. Consulate in Morocco, and as vice consul and ambassador's
staff aide at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel.
a master's degree from the University of California at Berkeley
and a bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College. He was a member
of a group who received the 1994 Rivkin Award, given by the American
Foreign Service Association for constructive dissent for signing
a memorandum protesting the U.S. failure to stop the slaughter
of Bosnians by the Serbs. Five foreign service officers resigned
to protest that policy, and the administration subsequently changed
the author of Rediscovering Armenia, a guidebook to the monuments
of the Republic of Armenia, published in 2001.