Ugandan Boston Community Event | A Conversation with Todd Haskell, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs

Posted June 29, 2016 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Diaspora Events ~ 3,640 views



For immediate release — You are invited to an interactive discussion with Todd Haskell, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State. The Deputy Assistant Secretary is interested in discussing U.S. Africa Policy, developments in Uganda and hearing from representatives of the Ugandan Boston Community.

Date — Monday July 18th 2016

Time — From 2:30pm to 5pm

Venue — Building 309 Moody Street, Second Floor, Waltham MA 02453

Guest — Todd Haskell – The Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Specially invited — Community Leaders, Religious Leaders, Women Leaders, Business Leaders and Youth Leaders.

RSVP — or call 1.978.235.2459

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Todd Haskell became the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of African Affairs in August 2015. Previously, he was the Africa Bureau’s Director of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, directing the deployment of public diplomacy personnel and resources at 48 U.S. embassies and consulates in Sub-Saharan Africa. In that position, he worked with posts in the field and agencies in Washington to implement the first Mandela Washington Fellowship, the signature program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).

Prior to coming to Washington, Mr. Haskell served as a Public Affairs Counselor in the Dominican Republic from 2010 to 2013, where he managed a broad public diplomacy program that built on the strong historic ties between the two countries. As Public Affairs Officer in Johannesburg, South Africa between 2006 and 2010, he managed outreach during the lead up to the World Cup, linking the excitement around the event to the country’s fight in the HIV/AIDS crisis. As Public Affairs Counselor in Burkina Faso from 2003 to 2006, and during a long period as acting Deputy Chief of Mission there, Mr. Haskell worked on efforts to significantly broaden the U.S. relationship with that country that included the introduction of the Millennium Challenge Account, and access to the African Growth and Opportunity Act.

His other overseas assignments include Karachi, Pakistan; Manila, the Philippines; Poznan, Poland; Tel Aviv, Israel; and Mexico City, Mexico. He has also served as an observer on the Multinational Force and Observers in the Sinai, Egypt, and as intelligence analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research in the Department of State.

Mr. Haskell joined the Foreign Service in 1985 and attained the rank of Counselor in 2012. He is a recipient of the State Department’s Superior Honor Award and Meritorious Honor Award. Mr. Haskell holds a Bachelor of Foreign Service Degree from Georgetown University.

Please note  — This is event has been fully sanctioned by the Bureau of African Affairs, US State Department.

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