Jun 20 2019
‘The U.S. in Mediterranean North Africa: A Diplomat’s Perspective’ presented by Palmer Lake Historical Society at Palmer Lake Town Hall, Palmer Lake CO

'The U.S. in Mediterranean North Africa: A Diplomat’s Perspective'

Presented by Palmer Lake Historical Society at Palmer Lake Town Hall

The presentation will detail:

The presentation will also review U.S. and Allied military operations in North Africa during World War II, including Eisenhower's presence in Algeria; the famous Battle of Kasserine Pass; and the defeat of Rommel's troops in northern Tunisia - all as a prelude to the Allied landings in Italy, which in turn helped pave the way for the eventual liberation of Western Europe from the Nazis.

Finally, the presentation will link the past with modern American diplomacy, drawing on Ambassador Casey’s personal experiences as a U.S. Diplomat at the American embassies in Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, where collectively she served a total of 12 years during her 27-year career with the U.S. State Department.

Ambassador Mary Ann Casey is a Middle East specialist with deep area expertise in Arab North Africa, where she served for twelve years as an American diplomat. She was selected by President George H. W. Bush to be his Ambassador to Algeria and later by President Bill Clinton to serve as his Ambassador to Tunisia.

Mary Ann spent more than a decade in Washington D.C. at the State Department, including as Director for North Africa. She conducted global research and analysis for the Secretary of State while with the Bureau of Intelligence and Research and lectured periodically at the Joint Forces Staff College after her retirement. She now chairs the Advisory Board for CU's International Affairs Program.

Admission Info


Email: plhs@palmerdividehistory.org

Dates & Times

2019/06/20 - 2019/06/20

Location Info

Palmer Lake Town Hall

42 Valley Crescent Street, Palmer Lake, CO 80133