Geography Colloquium

The Department of Geography in collaboration with the School of Global Studies & Partnerships are co-sponsoring a lecture on November 6 at 1 PM in Wes Watkins Center room 101. A light reception will follow.

The title is "The Role of Foreign Assistance in US National Security and Foreign Policy," by Jay Singh.

Dr. Jaidev “Jay” Singh, a career foreign service officer, is the Azerbaijan Mission Director for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). His goal as Mission Director is to en-hance an enduring partnership with Azerbaijan by increasing Azerbaijani socio-economic independ-ence from Russia, China and Iran.

Over his career, Dr. Singh has spearheaded several interagency strategies related to conflict, natural resources and combating terrorism in coordination with Departments of Defense and State. He was awarded the Joint Services Commendation Medal for his service to the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, one of the first civilians at the task force to receive this award.