BoiseCFR Annual Membership Renewal

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BoiseCFR December Dinner Meeting

Date:            Thursday December 13, 2018 

Time:           Social hour 6:15 p.m.; dinner 7:00 p.m.

Place:          Riverside Hotel- Room TBD   (click for hotel room map)

Cost:            $25.00, including tax and tip. Please make checks payable to the Boise
                       Committee on Foreign Relations.

Speaker:     Neils Marquardt, Former U.S. Ambassador to Madagascar, Cameroon, and                                                            Equatorial Guinea

Topic:          Africa

R. Neils Marquardt , currently leads his own international consulting office in Portland -- Palms to Pines LLC. Before that he served four years as CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia. He spent decades as an American diplomat promoting international trade and investment. His final diplomatic assignment was as U.S. Consul General in Sydney, 2010-2013.

During his 33-year State Department career, he also served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Madagascar and the Union of the Comoros (2007 - 2010), to the Republic of Cameroon (2004 – 2007), and to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea (2004 – 2006). In three of those countries, he helped to found and launch new AmChams.

Ambassador Marquardt also served as an economic officer in US Embassies in France, Germany, Thailand, and the Congo, and he was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Rwanda. A common thread through his career has been a love of foreign languages that enabled him to meet and interact with people of other cultures more comfortably on their own terms.


The President of the "Better World Campaign", Peter Yeo will talk to us about U.S.- U.N. relationships on January 17. 2019.

Boise Committee membership renewal notices for our 2018-2019 season have  been mailed. Please send your renewal payments soon.  If you are not a member and are interested in joining the Boise Committee, please go to our Membership page to get more information about joining.