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Former Ambassador to Yemen to Speak at Montgomery College, Nov. 15 Edmund Hull will discuss the threat of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

Retired U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Edmund Hull will speak at Montgomery College-Rockville Tuesday, November 15 in the Technical Center, Room 136 from 2–3:15 p.m. The lecture, titled “Yemen and Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula: Countering Today’s Preeminent Terrorist Threat,” is free and open the public.

Ambassador Hull is an expert on counterterrorism and Yemen. During the Clinton administration, he served as deputy, then acting coordinator for counterterrorism in the State Department for which he was given the CIA’s George H.W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism. President George W. Bush appointed him ambassador to Yemen shortly after 9/11. During his tenure, Ambassador Hull coordinated an interagency campaign to assist the Yemeni government in eliminating Al Qaeda’s leadership and fostering political reform generally and development in remote tribal areas where Al Qaeda sought safe haven. The American Academy for Diplomacy recently selected Ambassador Hull’s latest book, “High-Value Target: Countering Al Qaeda in Yemen,” for the 2011 Douglas Dillon Award for Distinguished Writing on American Diplomacy.

Ambassador Hull graduated from Princeton University and studied at Oxford University. Upon retirement from the Foreign Service, he was named as Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School’s first diplomat-in-residence. Hull has been featured on “60 Minutes,” the New York Times, CNN, Al Jazeera, and other media. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Parking restrictions will be lifted at the Rockville Campus after 1 p.m. on the day of the event. For more information or to request disability-related accommodations, please call 301-229-9270 or e-mail

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