CESSI Lecture: Perspectives on Diplomacy and Languages in Central Asia
with Darren Thies, Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Embassy Dushanbe
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Darren Thies will share perspectives and advice on the career of a diplomat, learning foreign languages (particularly Persian dialects), current U.S. policies in Central Asia, and the human geography of the region. He will also offer insights and answer questions on the cultures of Central Asia, traveling in the region, perceptions of Americans, how language is used in practice, and how the region has developed over the past decade.