February 6, 2018

Ms. Linda Specht '82, P '20, consul in Adana, Turkey, will discuss her career path and provide insight on careers in the Foreign Service.

Ms. Linda Specht '82, P '20, consul in Adana, Turkey, will discuss her career path and provide insight on careers in the Foreign Service. Ms. Specht is currently consul in Adana, Turkey and has served in that capacity since August 2015. Previously, she served as the deputy director of the Pakistan Desk; director of the Office of Economic Sanctions and Counter Terrorism Finance; deputy director of the Office of Arabian Peninsula Affairs; and team leader of the Baghdad North embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team. She also did earlier tours in Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Suriname and the National War College. She has received several individual Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards as well as the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal from the Department of the Army. She has an M.A.L.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a B.A from Trinity College, University of Dublin. Ms. Specht has one son who currently attends Dickinson College.

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  • Location: Althouse 201
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Calendar Icon
  • Cost: Free