Career Ambassador Thomas Pickering spoke on "The State of the State Department" at one of the recent Great Decisions lectures. Pickering served more than four decades as U.S. ambassador to Russia, India, Israel, El Salvador, Nigeria, Jordan and the United Nations, as well as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs-the third highest post in the U.S. State Department. The League's Great Decisions lecture series addresses eight critical foreign policy issues facing Americans. For 36 years, the Williamsburg Area League of Women Voters has offered this series to area residents.
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