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X-Games Strategic Leadership: Meet the Consul General

  • 05 Apr 2024
  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
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What fills the day of a Consul General at a U.S. Embassy overseas? Hear first-hand the heroic ways consular officers protect U.S. citizens abroad. Learn about the factory-like precision driving large visa sections. Explore the leadership challenges of working in an environment where routine services are regularly interrupted by earthquakes, floods, airplane crashes, political incarcerations, medical evacuations, coups, parental child abductions, and assaults involving Americans. Find out how international cooperation flourishes despite cultural and political differences.


Linda Daetwyler is a retired U.S. diplomat. She served as Consul General in Korea and Australia, as well as managed American Citizen Services, Visa, Passport and Adoption Sections in China, Germany, Austria, Jamaica, and the Philippines. Prior to joining the U.S. Department of State, Linda worked as a Foreign Student Advisor at International House, U.C. Berkeley, organizing cross-cultural events and providing general counseling to foreign students.