Published on March 20th, 2017 | by University Communications


The politics of terror: Benghazi

Saint Leo University’s Criminal Justice and Political Science departments will present guest speaker Gregory Hicks, a U.S. diplomat and former deputy chief of Mission in Libya, U.S. Department of State. This event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, April 3, in the Selby Auditorium at University Campus.

In September 2012, Hicks was stationed in Tripoli when he received a phone call from the late Chris Stevens, U.S. ambassador to Libya, who was at the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi and reported that the facility was under attack. Hicks called for re-enforcements but none arrived. Spend an evening with Hicks as he recounts what really happened, how politics led to the event, and why backup didn’t respond.

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The views expressed during this event are those of the speaker/presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the university.

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