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Live Webcast: 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. (ET)

A six-time United States Ambassador, William Swing served nearly forty years in the U.S. Foreign Service. His career, which began in 1963, was devoted primarily to Africa and included postings in South Africa, Nigeria, Liberia, the former People's Republic of the Congo, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. From 1993-98 he served as Ambassador to Haiti. Prior to his current UN assignment, Ambassador Swing served as the Secretary-General's Special Representative to Western Sahara.

The Program will be moderated by Ambassador Princeton Lyman. Now at the Council on Foreign Relations as the Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow in Africa Policy Studies, Ambassador Lyman has served as U.S. Ambassador to South Africa and to Nigeria, and as an Assistant Secretary of State.