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2012.06.07 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

State Dept. Official to Speak to Students June 12

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Political Science Department will host Meghan Mercier, foreign service officer for the U.S. Department of State, on Tuesday, June 12 at noon.

Mercier, an Omaha native, joined the State Department Foreign Service in 2010 as an economic officer and recently coordinated USAID funding for Mexico and Central America through the Office of the Director of Foreign Assistance. Her visit is part of the Hometown Diplomats Program, organized by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Public Affairs in conjunction with UNO.

Mercier will speak to students in the Gallery Room of the Milo Bail Student Center, located on UNO’s Dodge Campus, about her experiences, including internship projects for the Bureau for Economic, Energy, an Business Affairs, as well as the U.S. Embassy in Manila.

For more information on the event, contact Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, professor of political science, at 402.554.4859.

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