Azerbaijan Today

On Tuesday, August 11 at 7:00 pm at the Marion Music Hall, the Sippican Historical Society will present a special lecture by Richard L. Morningstar, former United States Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan, and his wife, Faith P. Morningstar. The Ambassador’s lecture will provide an update on the issues of greatest interest in the relationship between the United States and Azerbaijan. Mrs. Morningstar, who initiated two programs related to the empowerment of Azerbaijani women and girls, will speak about the Azerbaijani women’s issues on which she has worked.

The former Ambassador was appointed by President Obama and sworn in by Secretary of State Clinton in July of 2012. He served until July of 2014. Prior to his appointment, he was the Secretary of State’s Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy. Having begun his career as an attorney, he also spent many years as a corporate professional, then as a lecturer at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and Stanford Law School. He has also taught at Brown University and Boston College Law School. During the Clinton Administration, he served as Ambassador to the European Union. Faith Morningstar is a developmental psychologist with a primary interest in the development of respect and has created and implemented educational programs designed to increase children’s positive regard for both themselves and others.

The lecture is offered free of charge to the public, and no reservations are required. The Music Hall is located at 164 Front Street in Marion; ample parking is available across the street at Island Wharf. For more information, contact the SHS at 508-748-1116.

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