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An Address by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo

The Honorable Michael R. Pompeo was sworn in as secretary of state on April 26, 2018. He previously served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency from January 2017 to April 2018. Prior to joining the Trump administration, Pompeo was serving in his fourth term as U.S. representative for Kansas’ 4th Congressional District. He served on the House Intelligence Committee, as well as the Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Select Benghazi Committee. Prior to his service in Congress, Pompeo founded Thayer Aerospace, where he was CEO for more than a decade. He later became president of Sentry International, an oil field equipment manufacturing, distribution and service company. Pompeo graduated first in his class at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1986 and served as a cavalry officer patrolling the Iron Curtain before the fall of the Berlin Wall. He also served with the 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry in the U.S. Army’s 4th Infantry Division. After leaving active duty, Pompeo graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.






The Honorable James A. Baker, III
61st U.S. Secretary of State


The Honorable Warren W. Tichenor
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva




Fri, Nov. 15, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
Rice University's Baker Institute — 6100 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77005

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