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By John Lanier

Former Ambassador Talks Diplomacy - Brevard NC


Last updated 6/3/2015 at 11:19am

Laurence Pope and Peter Chaveas have been long-time friends. (Times photo by John Lanier)

Few, if any people, know more about foreign affairs and diplomacy in the Middle East and Africa than Laurence Pope, who was called out of retirement to run the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi after ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed there.

Pope was in town last month to visit long-time friend and colleague Peter Chaveas prior to giving a lecture at UNC Asheville's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) on "Diplomacy and the Revenge of Globalization."

Pope's lecture incorporated many of the same concepts presented in his 2014 book, "The Demilitarization of American P...

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