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Ambassador Bismarck Myrick of Chesapeake, university lecturer in international Affairs at Old Dominion University, received the International Trends and Services Award given by The Links Inc. at the recent 38th Eastern Area Conference in Norfolk.

A career member of the Senior Foreign Service of the United States, Ambassador Myrick served as Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia from 1999-2002. He was Ambassador to the Kingdom of Lesotho from 1995-1998. He also served as Principal Officer in both Cape Town and Durban, South Africa, from 1990-1995.
The Links Inc., a women's service organization, was founded in Philadelphia in 1946. Today, it has 10,000 members in 275 chapters worldwide. The Eastern Area has 75 chapters including 11 states.

International Trends and Services grew out of concern for support of Africa and the Peace Corps. This area supports international program activities, as well as the study and dissemination of information on international issues related to political, economic and cultural matters involving African and Caribbean countries.

Contacts in Africa and participation by Links in advocacy groups in America have played a major role in supporting the efforts and effecting changes in some African countries. You have certainly played a major role in making a difference in this area.

This article was posted on: April 20, 2005

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