Come Hear Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III's Remarks on May 18

Remarks by Former Ambassador and Coalition Provisional Authority Administrator L. Paul Bremer III

Title: “America: Still the Indispensable Nation—the Need for Continued International Leadership”

Ambassador Bremer will make the case for the resumption of American leadership in the world, echoing the sentiments of Secretary of State Madeleine Albright about America, “the indispensable nation.”

Time: May 18, 2017, 12:00-2:00 p.m. [luncheon program]
Place: The Diplomatic Club, DACOR-Bacon House, 1801 F Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006
Cost: $35 for FBA members; $45 for non-FBA members; $25 for students.

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Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III

L. Paul Bremer III’s diplomatic service spanned eight Presidents. He was Special Assistant to six Secretaries of State and Henry Kissinger’s Chief of Staff. His overseas assignments included Afghanistan, Malawi, and Norway. President Reagan appointed him Ambassador to the Netherlands (1983-86) and then Ambassador at Large for Counter Terrorism (1986-89).

In the 1990s, Bremer was Managing Director of Kissinger Associates, a strategic consulting firm and subsequently founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Marsh Crisis Consulting Company. In 1999 Bremer was appointed Chairman of the Bipartisan National Commission on Terrorism. The Commission reported in 2000 that the United States faced a growing threat from Islamic extremism. After 9/11, President Bush appointed him to the President’s Homeland Security Advisory Commission. In 2003 the President recalled Bremer to government service as Presidential Envoy to Iraq (2003-2004) charged with beginning the country's political and economic reconstruction. Bremer wrote a best-selling book, My Year in Iraq: The Struggle to Build a Future of Hope (2006). Bremer has been awarded numerous awards for his public service including the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on several nonprofit boards including the AMAR Foundation, the Chester Historical Foundation and the Fort at Number 4 in Charlestown New Hampshire. Ambassador Bremer was the Founder and President of the Lincoln/Douglass Scholarship Foundation, a Washington-based non-profit organization that provided high school scholarships to inner city youths.

Bremer received his B.A. from Yale University, a CEP from the Institut D’Etudes Politiques of the University of Paris, and an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He has an Honorary Doctor of Law degree from Ave Maria University.

Bremer is an avid cyclist and led a 4,000 mile cross country ride for wounded warriors in 2010. He is a professional ski instructor. His oil paintings have been exhibited in many cities. His languages are French, Norwegian and Dutch. He and his wife live in Chevy Chase, Maryland.


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