Russian club will be joining Dr. Kourova’s class from 8-8:50AM to Skype with Thomas M. Leary, Minister Counselor for Public Affairs for the Embassy of the United States in Moscow. Minister Counselor Leary will be sharing his experiences in the foreign service and will allow for some time at the end of the Skype call for a Q&A.
Thomas Leary has served as a Public Affairs Officer in St. Petersburg from 1999-2001, and as the Consul General in St. Petersburg again in 2017 until the closure of the United States embassy in 2018. Thomas Leary has also served as the Minister Counselor for Public Affairs in Islamabad from 2014-2015, Minister Counselor for Public Affairs in London from 2011-2014, and Minister Counselor for Public Affairs in Ankara from 2008-2011. Minister Counselor Leary has also served in various foreign service positions in Copenhagen, Madrid, Lima, and Sierra Leone. The Skype call will be taking place at Classroom Building 1 Room 205, starting at 8-8:50AM.