"U.S. Presence in Africa": a Black History Month Lecture

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Koffler Building, Rm. 216 Free and Open to the Public

Sponsored by SILLC, this lecture is part of the SILLC Partnership with the U.S. Consulate in Nogales, Mexico and U.S. Department of the State. See http://sillc.arizona.edu/partners/USConsulate.

Chad Cummins assumed the position of Principal Officer, Consulate Nogales in August 2011. Mr. Cummins' previous assignments include postings as Public Affairs Officer in Kolkata, India; Cultural Affairs Officer in Senegal; Watch Officer for the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the Department of State in Washing DC; Political-Military Officer in Honduras; and Vice Sonsul in Merida, Mexico. Chad has received Individual Superior Honor Awards for his contributions to furthering U.S. Government public diplomacy efforts in India and Senegal and an Individual Meritorious Honor award for his reporting on corruption in Honduras.

Prior to joining the Foreign Service in May 2000, Mr. Cummins was a senior trade analyst for the New York law firm of Wikley, Farr & Gallagher. Chad also served for two years as Senior Legislative Analyst for Congressman Nick Smith (R-MI). Mr. Cummins holds a B.A. in Political Science (1992) from Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California and an M.A. in International Relations (1995) from the American University in Washington D.C. A California native, Chad Cummins is married to Adriana Rubi Cummins. Mr. Cummins is an avid tennis player and speaks both Spanish and French.

Mr. Cummins will also speak about what students in the Humanities programs are learning that will help them succeed in the Foreign Service.