Great Falls Forum with Ian Catlett
Sep 21, 2017— 12:00 pm
The 2017-2018 season of the Great Falls Forum kicks off on Thursday, September 21st, featuring Ian Catlett, Attorney-Adviser with the U.S. Department of State, with a talk entitled “East Africa Security and Justice and the U.S. Role Overseas.” The program will take place from 12 noon to 1 PM in Callahan Hall at the Lewiston Public Library, and is co-sponsored by Maine Community Integration.
Ian M. Catlett joined the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs/Overseas Citizen Services as an Attorney-Adviser in February 2017. He first joined the U.S. Department of State in 2010, and worked as a Program Officer, Iraq Justice Team Lead, and Africa Division Chief for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). Prior to his service in the Department, Ian was an immigration attorney and legal counsel in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), an INL Rule of Law Advisor in Iraq, and a supervising criminal prosecutor for Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
In his Great Falls Forum presentation, Catlett will discuss recent developments in East Africa through the lens of security and justice, focusing on Kenya and Somalia, and the Department of State’s continuing role in targeted assistance to the region. He will also discuss assistance to private American citizens overseas and the framework for international civil and commercial agreements.
The Great Falls Forum is a monthly, brown-bag speaker series featuring statewide and regional leaders in public policy, business, academia and the arts. The programs are free, open to all and no reservations are required. Coffee, tea and bottled water are provided for a donation at the event. The Forum is a co-sponsorship of the Sun Journal, Bates College and LPL.
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