Retired Ambassador Harry K. Thomas will speak about state failure.
Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. is a Kissinger Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University. He served as ambassador to Zimbabwe (2016-2018), the Philippines (2010-2013) and Bangladesh (2003-2005). He retired in March 2018 with the rank of Career Minister after more than three decades in the Foreign Service. Ambassador Thomas also served as executive secretary and special assistant to Secretary Rice, director general of the Foreign Service, director for South Asia at the National Security Council and director of the Operations Center.
Ambassador Thomas speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Bangla. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and holds a master’s degree from Columbia University. He is a member of the Holy Cross Board of Trustees.