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Hendrix Hosts Former U.S. Ambassador Richard Boucher

U_S_ Ambassador Richard Boucher-2CONWAY, Ark. (March 19, 2014) – Hendrix College will host a lecture titled “Who are these guys?  Emerging Markets and the U.S.” by former U.S. Ambassador Richard Boucher on Thursday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in Mills Social Sciences Center’s Lecture Hall B.   

The lecture, supported by the W.C. Buthman Endowed Scholar and Lectureship Program, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact former U.S. Ambassador Alan Eastham, senior fellow in politics and international relations at Hendrix, 501-505-1502 or

Boucher was most recently Deputy Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris and served as U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, and as head of the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong. During his diplomatic career he gained extensive experience in China, India and other developing nations. He was the longest-serving U.S. State Department spokesman. Prior to joining the State Department, Boucher taught English as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal. Currently the Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence at the University of Michigan’s Ford School in Ann Arbor, Mich, he teaches classes on Doing Diplomacy and Wielding Economic Power.  He also speaks on “Value Chains and the New Economy” and “Power and Influence in a Networked World.” 

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the sixth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report.  Hendrix is featured in the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, and the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit