Authority on Afghanistan
speaks at Florida Southern College
LAKELAND, Fla. (Sept.
16, 2002) - Florida Southern College hosts Geeta Pasi, Senior Afghanistan
Desk Officer, Bureau of South Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of
State, on Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the William M. Hollis Seminar
Room on campus. Pasi will speak on "Afghanistan: New Challenges
in a New World." Sponsored by FSC, the League of Women Voters of
Polk County, and The Ledger, the event is free and open to the public.
Pasi is a graduate of Duke University and New York University. She
joined the Foreign Service in 1988. In her current position, she
helps develop and coordinate all aspects of U.S. policy toward Afghanistan
and manages the relationship between the two nations. The South
Asia Bureau, created in 1992, is responsible for U.S. relations
with India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal,
Bhutan and Maldives. Prior to her current position, Pasi served
overseas as a political officer in India, Ghana, Romania and Cameroon.
On Sept. 27, Pasi will speak to students on careers in the Foreign
Service. The event, held at 10:10 a.m. in Ordway room 101, is open
to the public.
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.