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Former ambassador speaks at NMSU

The Office of International and Border Programs at New Mexico State University will host a lecture by the former U.S. ambassador to Peru and Mozambique at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in Breland Hall Room 333.


Dennis Jett, who is currently dean of the international center at the University of Florida, will be speaking about his upcoming book, "Why Foreign Policy Fails." The book is due to be released in May 2008.

"It's a wonderful opportunity to be educated about foreign policy," said Ida Baca, associate dean for the Office of International and Border Programs.

Previous to his current book, Jett wrote "Why Peacekeeping Fails," which was published in 2000. He also has written more than 80 opinion pieces for major newspapers.

Jett has served as a diplomat for Argentina, Israel, Malawi and Liberia as a member of the U.S. National Security Council.

Jett has been interviewed in several national and international programs, including the Jim Lehrer Hour, CNN, National Public Radio and the British Broadcasting Corp.

Jett received his bachelor's and master's degrees in economics from the University of New Mexico and his doctorate in international relations from the University Witwatersrand in South Africa.

For more information contact Bertha Perez at (575) 646-4528.