Leadership in a Crisis: The Bombing of the American Embassy in Dar es Salaam with Ambassador John E. Lange

Friday, 3 October 2008
Noon-1:30 PM
Memorial Union (see Today in the Union)

Free and open to the public

Ambassador Lange served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 1997 to 1999 and headed the embassy as Chargé d’Affaires from January to September 1998.

He received the Distinguished Honor Award of the Department of State for “skilled leadership” and “extraordinary courage” in the aftermath of the terrorist bombing of the embassy on August 7, 1998.

Today, as head of the Avian Influenza Action Group, he leads the US government’s engagement with foreign governments and international organizations to help prepare for and respond to outbreaks of avian influenza and the threat of a pandemic.