A Discussion on Saudi-U.S. Relations and a Career in Foreign Service

From Zachary Mintz ’15:

Wesleyan International Relation’s Association will be hosting Timothy
Lenderking this Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in PAC 004 for a discussion of
U.S.-Saudi Relations and a career in Foreign Service.

Mr. Lenderking is currently the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S.
Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is a career member of the Senior
Foreign Service.

Prior to arriving in Riyadh, Mr. Lenderking served as the Director of
the Pakistan Office at the Department of State from 2010-2013.

From 2008-2010, Mr. Lenderking completed two tours in Baghdad, the
first as the Senior Democracy Advisor at the US Embassy, and the
second as the Policy Advisor to LTG Charles Jacoby, Commanding General
of Multi-National Forces Iraq (MNF-I), based at Camp Victory.

Before his Iraq tours, Mr. Lenderking served as the Economic Counselor
and Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at US Embassy Kuwait. He was also
the Political Counselor at Embassy Rabat from 2002-2006.

Mr. Lenderking’s other tours in the Foreign Service include serving
as the Special Assistant to Under Secretary for Political Affairs Marc
Grossman 2001-2002, as the Lebanon Desk Officer 2000-2001, and as a
Watch Officer in the Operations Center. Mr. Lenderking also served in
Dhaka, Bangladesh, and in Damascus, Syria.

Mr. Lenderking received a Masters degree in History and International
Relations from the University of Washington in 1989 and a Bachelors
Degree with Honors from Wesleyan University in 1985.

******Food Will Be Provided******

Date: Today, December 3

Time: 5:30 – 6:30

Place: PAC 004

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