Dinner and discussion with Ambassador Richard Williamson, former special envoy to Darfur
February 18, 2009 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Ambassador Williamson will discuss his experience as special enjoy to the conflict-ridden region as well as his posts as Ambassador to the United Nations for Special Political Affairs and as Ambassador to the U.N. Commission on Human Rights. He will focus his talk on U.S. and international efforts to prevent genocide.
Richard Williamson became the Special Envoy to Sudan in January 7, 2008 and has recently left that post. Mr. Williamson is also a practicing partner in the law office of Winston and Strawn. Earlier in the Bush Administration, Williamson, who has broad foreign policy and negotiating experience, served as Ambassador to the United Nations for Special Political Affairs and as Ambassador to the U.N. Commission on Human Rights.
Previously, he served in senior foreign policy positions under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, including as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations at the Department of State, and an Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs in the White House.