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    • 15 May 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Private Residence
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    You are invited to a MEMBER'S ONLY Diplomat Salon featuring retired Senior Foreign Service Officer, Andy Bowen. You don’t want to miss this chance to hear him speak about the current state of affairs in the Department of State, as well as global issues and how they affect the United States.  

    Throughout his 27 years in the Department of State, Andy held numerous international posts, capping off his career as Deputy Chief of Mission in Brazil, during the time of the 2016 Summer Olympics. He also spent time in Ecuador, Panama, Colombia, and Mexico. His insights will be very interesting and educational—reserve your spot today, and space is limited.

    Private Residence: address provided upon registration

    Doors Open | 5:00 
    Program | 6:30PM - 8:00PM 

    Andy's Bio

    “Andy” Bowen is a retired Senior Foreign Service officer who served for 27 years with

    the Department of State, promoting and protecting U.S. policy interests abroad

    (primarily in Latin America). He capstoned his career in the Foreign Service as

    Deputy Chief of Mission in Brasilia, Brazil. Prior to that he served at our Embassy in

    Bogota, Colombia as Acting-Deputy Chief of Mission and Director of the Narcotics

    Affairs Section, Deputy Director of the Narcotics Affairs Section, and briefly as Charge

    ´d Affaires in Quito, Ecuador following the expulsion of our Ambassador by then

    President Correa. His other overseas assignments include: Economic Counselor in

    Caracas, Economic Counselor in Panama, Trade Policy officer in Brasilia, economic

    officer in Tegucigalpa, and in Mexico City.

    His Washington assignments include Deputy Director in the Office of Andean Affairs, a

    detail to the Office of the US Trade Representative as Deputy Director for Intellectual

    Property, and Desk Officer for Turkish Affairs. Prior to his career at State, he worked

    at the Department of Commerce in Import Administration.

    He holds an MA in International Relations from American University in Washington, DC,

    and a BA in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin. He also enlisted and

    served in the U.S. Air Force from 1978-1982.

    He is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish. His interests include tennis, mentoring, and

    public speaking to promote a greater understanding of global issues and how they

    affect the United States.

Past events

09 Apr 2019 SOLD OUT: Global Issues Luncheon: The North Korea Summit & the Advantages of Multilateralism featuring Governor Bill Richardson
27 Mar 2019 2019 AWQ Sponsorship Opportunities
20 Mar 2019 Young Professional Community Leader Series: Featuring Patricia Diaz Dennis
23 Jan 2019 Young Professionals: DreamWeek 2019
16 Jan 2019 2019 Annual Meeting
28 Nov 2018 Diplomat Salon: His Excellency Martin Dahinden
15 Nov 2018 Distinguished Speaker Series: David Wood
31 Oct 2018 Foreign Diplomat Reception: A Celebration of Sports Diplomacy
18 Oct 2018 Marshall Memorial Fellowship Salon
10 Oct 2018 Young Professional Community Leader Series
09 Oct 2018 China Town Hall
27 Sep 2018 WorldQuest 2018
21 Aug 2018 WorldQuest Warm-Up
25 Jul 2018 Global Issues Luncheon: Vanishing Frontiers: The Forces Driving Mexico and the United States Together Featuring Dr. Selee
12 Jul 2018 Global Issues Luncheon: What Drives Extremism in Pakistan? Featuring Dr. Madiha Afzal
10 Jul 2018 Young Professionals: Community Leaders Series
27 Jun 2018 Young Professionals: Men's International Soccer - Mexico vs Sweden Watch Party
26 Jun 2018 Young Professionals: How Humanitarian Efforts Can Help the LGBTQ Population of the World
21 Jun 2018 Distinguished Speaker Series: Love and Politics in the Arabic Poetic Tradition
14 Jun 2018 Global Issues Luncheon: Your Army - Our Nation featuring LTG Kenneth R. Dahl
17 May 2018 Distinguished Speaker Series: San Antonio's First 300 Years: From Spanish Colony to Modern City
10 May 2018 Spring Membership Drive Mixer
11 Apr 2018 Young Professionals: Community Leaders Series
28 Mar 2018 Ambassador Luncheon Series: Ambassador Reyna Torres Medivil
22 Mar 2018 Young Professionals: Global Conservation
22 Feb 2018 2018 International Citizen of the Year Award Dinner
18 Jan 2018 Young Professionals: DreamWeek 2018
10 Jan 2018 Diplomat Salon

Our Mission

The mission of the World Affairs Council of San Antonio is to promote public understanding of world affairs and United States foreign policy, and to enhance the ability of its citizens and future leaders to participate in a global community. We accomplish our mission by presenting a lecture series, holding receptions, organizing discussion groups, sponsoring educational outreach programs, and hosting deliberative sessions for young professionals.

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Phone: 210.308.9494
Fax: 210.308.9497
World Affairs Council of San Antonio
816 Camaron St. Suite 2.15 San Antonio, TX 78212
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