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Ambassador Zumwalt visits Spelman's Asian Studies Program

September 2018

Ambassador Zumwalt at Spelman College

Ambassador James Zumwalt, CEO of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, delivered a lecture on US-Japan relations under the aegis of Spelman College's Asian studies program. It was received with great interest by students, who posed many pertinent questions. 

Ambassador Zumwalt was the United States ambassador to the Republic of Senegal and the Republic of Guinea Bissau from 2015 to 2017. Previously, he was responsible for policy concerning Japan and Korea as deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

During his 36-year Foreign Service career, Ambassador Zumwalt has served in a variety of assignments with a focus on Asia and international economics in Washington, Tokyo, Beijing, Kinshasa, Dakar, and Bissau.

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