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Local Retired Ambassador Myrick Participates in Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in South Africa

At the invitation of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Hampton Roads native, retired United States Ambassador Bismarck Myrick, attended the Sixteenth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture.  Former U.S. President Barrack Obama delivered this year’s address in Johannesburg, South Africa. Organizers of the event reported that 15,000 selected guests attended.

Ambassador (Ret.)Myrick led U.S. diplomatic missions  In Southern Africa for the full decade of the 1990s.  His attendance at the 16th Nelson Mandela Lecture allowed him to reconnect with friends, officials of various country’s (including Liberia’s former president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf) and former colleagues.

Ambassador  (Ret.) Myrick is now Ambassador in Residence and Lecturer of Political Science and History at Old Dominion University as well as a Senior Fellow for the National Defense University.

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