September 6th
Dr. Diana Villiers Negroponte
At IL Fornaio Restaurant

World Affairs Council
of Orange County


Dr. Diana Villiers Negroponte
Senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and former senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace

"Spillover from the Central American Civil Wars: How might we Contain the Drug Related Violence?"

Diana Villiers Negroponte is a non-resident senior fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings. Her work is devoted to research and writing on Latin America, with particular emphasis on security issues in Mexico and Central America. Previously she was a senior scholar at the U.S. Institute of Peace. With adoped children from Central America, she has retained a passion for the region and the social forces that lead to conflict and hopefully to peace. She travels frequently to the region.

Diana received her doctorate from Georgetown University with a dissertation that examined efforts to make peace at the end of the Cold War in El Salvador and a JD from American University’s Washington College of Law. She also studied at the London School of Economics. She served a term as an associate at Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy and a teaching position at Fordham University in The Bronx. She is a member of the board of Freedom House, the Leadership Council of Habitat for Humanity’s New York City chapter, the board of the Women’s Foreign Policy Group, and the board of directors of Opportunity International.

Diana Villiers Negroponte is the wife of John Negroponte, the former United States Deputy Secretary of State and former U.S. Director of National Intelligence. The Negropontes have five adopted children, Marina, Alexandra, John, George and Sophia, all of whom were adopted from Honduras.

Date: Thursday, September 6, 2012

Location: IL Fornaio Restaurant
18051 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612
(Cross streets: Quartz & Michelson Dr.)

Parking: Validated for 3 hours with the valet or in parking structure

11:30 am Reception * 12:00 pm Lunch * 12:30 pm Program
Premium Members - $40 * Non-Members - $50

Seating is limited, so please reserve early