James & Joanne Huskey, "Surviving Double Jeopardy"
General Event Information
7:00pm – 8:30pm
James L. Huskey and his wife, Mrs. Joanne Grady Huskey, know firsthand that the life of a Foreign Service family is anything but mundane. Dr. Huskey served as the U.S. Department of State’s Political/Consular Officer in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China, where he kept the State Department informed of the student activism driving the democracy movement, and was the only U.S. official to witness the Tiananmen Massacre on the night of June 3-4. Ten years later, as the Second Secretary of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, he was the liaison to the East Africa Muslim community in the aftermath of the August 1998 U.S. Embassy bombing, where he and his family courageously assisted the wounded. The Huskeys will recount their experiences as diplomats, policy analysts, non-profit administrators, and volunteer extraordinaires. Sponsored by Eckerd College Organization of Students (ECOS). Part of the 2012-13 Presidential Events Series, "Cultivating Service: People, Politics, Planet."