Director of U.S. Special Envoy Office to speak at UNCA, will provide update on Sudan crisis

Press release

From UNC Asheville News Services

Larry Andre, director of the U.S. Special Envoy Office to Sudan, just returned from that country, will provide an update on ongoing crisis there which has caused the displacement of 900,000 people in the past year. His talk is sponsored by the World Affairs Council, the UNC Asheville Department of Political Science and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). Andre will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the UNC Asheville Reuter Center, Manheimer Room.

Before his service in Sudan, Andre served in U.S. missions to Iraq, Bangladesh, Cameroon and Nigeria, and was the political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya and deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Admission is $8.00. For more information, visit or call 828/251-6140.


Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.