Wednesday – 10/19 – 12:45pm – Davenport Commons at USD School of Law
Come have Coffee with a Diplomat – Attend this informal “coffee and pastries” event (feel free to bring your own lunch) where you can meet with and ask questions of United States Diplomat Robert Andrew and learn about exciting J.D. related careers within the United States Department of State such as Foreign Service, Consular, Civil Service, and Department of State’s Internship program for students. Note, Mr. Andrew will also be speaking with the Military Law class on Wed 10/19 at 11am. If you wish to attend that class session, speak with Professor Ramon Ortiz.
Mr. Andrew is a Foreign Service Officer in the US Department of State and since September 2014 has been the Diplomat in Residence for the Central Region of the United States (Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakota). Prior to assuming his current position, he was the Political Section Chief at the US Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden from 2011-2014. In that capacity, he reported extensively on Sweden’s evolving relationship with NATO as well as Sweden’s leading role in the European Union’s outreach to Eastern European countries. Prior to the posting in Sweden, Mr. Andrew served as the Deputy Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica from 2007-2010, working closely with Costa Rican authorities to help train and equip their police force to combat drug trafficking. As the political-military officer at the US Embassy in Moscow from 2005-2007, Mr. Andrew reported on Russia’s defense and security policies. He also served in several capacities within the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico from 2003-2005.