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KU to Host Critical Issues Forum, Presented by Former U.S. Ambassador Michele Bond

Oct 18, 2018 • by Kutztown University
Kutztown University

The Kutztown University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will host the 2018 Critical Issues Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Boehm Science Building, Room 145.

KUTZTOWN, PA (10/10/2018) The Kutztown University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will host the 2018 Critical Issues Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Boehm Science Building, Room 145. Titled, “40 Years at the State Department: Thoughts on Diplomacy, Immigration, and Public Service,” the forum will be presented by Michele Thoren Bond, former assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs and U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Lesotho. A reception is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., followed by the presentation at 7 p.m.

Ambassador Bond will discuss the topic of foreign immigration to the United States, including international students, business travelers, tourists, and permanent/temporary workers. She will specifically address whether our screening process is sufficient and equitable, as well as the impacts that changes to the immigration system have on foreign talent recruitment and retention.

Professionals and leaders in the field of international relations are encouraged to attend. The event is free and open to the public. Bond will also be speaking to classes in the morning and meeting with the university’s Small Business Development Center throughout the day.

Those who wish to attend should register at www.kutztown.edu/CriticalIssuesForum.

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