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” 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.