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The State Department is turning to TV’s most-famous nanny to conduct some public diplomacy.
Fran Drescher, the actress with the trademark nasal voice, will become the newest U.S. diplomat Monday when Goli Ameri, assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs, appoints her to her new role in a 10 a.m. ceremony at the State Department.
Miss Drescher, star of the 1990s situation comedy “The Nanny” and a cancer survivor, will work with international health organizations to raise awareness of women’s health issues, among other duties, the department said.
Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:
• Park Jae-kyu, former minister of unification of South Korea, who addresses the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on the prospects of relations between North and South Korea and between North Korean and the United States.
• K.C. Kwok, the Hong Kong government’s top economist, who addresses the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on China’s economic potential.
• Saad Eddin Ibrahim, the Egyptian human rights activist convicted of defaming the Egyptian government. He addresses the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
• Tsai Ing-wen, leader of Taiwan’s main opposition Democratic Progressive Party. She addresses the Heritage Foundation about the presidency of Ma Ying-jeou.
• Edouard Balladur, a former prime minister of France, who holds a 3 p.m. news conference at the National Press Club to discuss his plans for a stronger union between the United States and Europe.
• David Bakradze, speaker of the Parliament of Georgia and former foreign minister. He testifies before the congressional Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe about the continued Russian occupation of parts of his country in a 1:30 p.m. hearing in Room 2325 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
About the Author
James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...
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