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The Trustees of the


Cordially Invite You to an Address by


Mr. Francisco Palmieri

Acting Assistant Secretary,

Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Reception: 5:15 p.m.      Address: 6:00 p.m.


Members: Free of Charge* – Guest of a Member: $10.00 – Non-Members: 25.00**

"U.S. Engagement in the Western Hemisphere"

The State Department sees 2018 as a year of robust U.S. engagement in the Americas with the successful April Summit of the Americas in Peru, the June OAS General Assembly in Washington, the 44th G7 Summit in Canada, and the G20 meeting in Buenos Aires later this year.  The Department believes that U.S. engagement in the Americas will deepen our cooperation with our regional partners and reaffirm our commitment to building a secure, prosperous, and democratic hemisphere.


We are fortunate to be joined by the State Department’s Acting Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs for an authoritative articulation of the most important and salient challenges and our strategic conception and policies.


Francisco (Paco) Palmieri has led the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs since January 20, 2017.  He served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary from January 2016 through January 2017.  Mr. Palmieri was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central America and the Caribbean from January 2014 to January 2016.   He served as the Director of the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs’ Office of Policy, Planning, and Coordination, and also completed tours in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Spain, and Honduras.  He led the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement’s (INL) Latin American and Caribbean Programs Office.  Mr. Palmieri earned an M.S. in International Strategic Studies from the National War College.  He received his A.B. in Politics from Princeton University and attended the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas prior to joining the Foreign Service.


It is a great pleasure to welcome Mr. Francisco Palmieri to the Council.

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