Dr. Reuben E. Brigety delivers Roscoe Robinson Memorial Lecture on Diversity and Public Service

Former Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety, II, Dean, Elliott School of International Affairs, at George Washington University, delivered the University of Pittsburgh General Roscoe Robinson Memorial Lecture on Wed., Feb. 8 at the University Club. Dr. Brigety began the lecture praising his childhood “hero,” General Roscoe Robinson.  

“As someone who aspired to a military career, the example of an African-American four-star officer who served his country with distinction was a powerful influence on me…” said Brigety. 

Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety II served as the appointed Representative of the United States of America to the African Union and Permanent Representative of the United States to the UN Economic Commission for Africa on September 3, 2013. Prior to this appointment, Ambassador Brigety served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of African Affairs from November 14, 2011 until September 3, 2013 with responsibility for Southern African and Regional Security Affairs.

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