Thursday, 7 October 2010, 6 p.m., Edinburgh
U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities
Dana Linnet, Principal Officer, US Consulate General, Edinburgh, United States Consulate, Department of State
Royal Scots Club, 29 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QE
This event occurred on: Thursday, 07 October 2010, 6 p.m.
Edinburgh Consul General of The United States of America, Dana Linnet, delivers a lecture on her unique insight into the Foreign Policy objectives of the United States, including energy, the environment, and business. Ms Linnet will speak on some of the main issues facing the world and the United States today. This presentation is preceeded by the Club's AGM (6:00 p.m.). This meeting marks the 35th Anniversary of The Scottish Oil Club.
Dana M. Linnet joined the Foreign Service in 2000. Her first posting was as the management chief at the U.S. Consulate in Naples, Italy from 2001-2003; she then served as political-military officer in Tallinn, Estonia from 2003-2005; Foreign Affairs Officer in the European Bureau's Policy and Regional Affairs Office from 2005-2006; Senior Political Officer in the Near East Bureau's Office of Iraq Affairs, 2006-2007, and as Career Development and Assignments Officer in the Bureau of Human Resources, 2007-2009. Ms. Linnet was awarded the Republic Of Estonia National Guard Medal of Honor, First Class and holds numerous Superior and Meritorious Honor awards from the Department of State. Before joining the Foreign Service, Ms. Linnet was the founder and CEO of a Boston-based consulting firm, whose business spanned the U.S., Europe, Eurasia, and the Middle East. Prior to that, she worked in the information technology sector in the U.S. and Europe, 1986-1994, and has also served on the board of directors of several organizations. She holds a B.A. in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a M.A. in Political Science from Copenhagen University, Denmark. Ms. Linnet is bilingual in English and Danish. She also speaks Italian, Estonian, Swedish, German, Norwegian, Spanish and French.