Program: Book Discussion with Carol Stricker

Join Us for a Presentation and Discussion with the Author of the Book “Bombs, Bullets and the Tank at the Office, Protecting America on Diplomacy’s Front Lines”

The Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) cordially invites you to join us to an interesting virtual presentation and discussion of the book Bombs, Bullets and the Tank at the Office, Protecting America on Diplomacy’s Front Lines written by a former diplomat and AAFSW Art & BookFair volunteer Carol Stricker.The Program will take place on Tuesday, April 20 at 11:00 am. Eastern Standard Time.

Carol served with the Department of State for over 25 years. Highlights of her career included helping eliminate nuclear weapons in Ukraine and serving as a roving officer in a dozen countries in Africa — including as Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé — in just two years. She was also the Deputy Director of the Regional Support Center in Germany, supporting new posts in the former Soviet Union, and our embassies in Iraq and Afghanistan.

There will be a Q&A as part of the program at the end of the presentation.

If you would like to join us, please RSVP to office@aafsw.org and provide your email address. We welcome donations to defray the cost of Zoom. Go to aafsw.org and click on the donate button on the right sidebar.

We look forward to seeing you.
Sheila Switzer
AAFSW Program Chair

Bio
Carol Stricker served with the Department of State for over 25 years. Highlights of her career included helping eliminate nuclear weapons in Ukraine and serving as a roving officer in a dozen countries in Africa — including as Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé — in just two years. She was also the Deputy Director of the Regional Support Center in Germany, supporting new posts in the former Soviet Union, and our embassies in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In Washington Carol served as a Special Assistant in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, — handling environmental issues including global warming over 25 years ago. And she worked in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs and with the White House to stop the sale of conflict (blood) diamonds.

Carol ended her career as Associate Dean of the Foreign Service Institute’s School of Language Studies, where she used her years of experience to expand and improve training opportunities overseas for U.S. Government personnel and their families, including through on-line learning. Carol has received a number of Superior, Meritorious, and other awards in recognition of her exemplary service.

In retirement, she has continued to support the Foreign Service, working hundreds of hours as an AAFSW volunteer, including at the annual book fair. She also recently published Bombs, Bullets, and the Tank at the Office, Protecting America on Diplomacy’s Front Lines, in support of diplomacy, democracy and the public servants who work so hard for both. Finally, she is a constant advocate — including through public speaking and other outreach — on these issues.

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