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The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute & Jeanne Hurley Simon Lecture Series present:

Janice Jacobs Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for Consular Affairs

Monday, October 25 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. SIUC Student Center Ballroom B Lunch is free, but please RSVP to Christina Rich at or (618) 453-4078 by Oct. 22nd to confirm your attendence for a head count. Ambassador Jacobs will begin speaking at noon and seats will be available to those not particpating in the luncheon. For more information, call (618) 453-4009 or visit

Janice Jacobs will share experiences covering her three decades serving in the U.S. Foreign Service, where she ultimately rose to the position of U.S. Ambassador, representing the United States in Senegal and Guinea- Bissau. She now serves as Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Consular Affairs. In addition to Africa and Washington D.C., Ambassador Jacobs has served in other posts throughout Latin America and Europe. She is a proud alumna of SIU Carbondale and her family has a rich history of service to the university.