AAUPW was pleased to welcome as March guest speaker Paul R. Houston, Supervisory Special Agent within the Bureau of Diplomatic Security at the US Consulate General in Munich.
Houston earned his BA in Political Science and International Business at the University of Iowa and an MA in National Security Policy from the University of Kentucky’s Patterson School of Diplomacy. He has done Foreign Service work all over the globe, from Washington, DC to Geneva, Belgrade and Port-au-Prince.Houston will discuss the multifaceted nature of Diplomatic Security, which has provided the Department of State with security and law enforcement for more than 80 years. His work assists the Secretary of State and Foreign Service colleagues to safely implement foreign policy of the United States worldwide. Security programs provide the first line of defense for US diplomatic missions against the threats of terrorist, criminal and technical attacks.The work of Diplomatic Security agents is difficult yet critically important: the threats US diplomatic missions face, particularly from transnational terrorists, are real and growing. Houston and his colleagues work to ensure that the State Department’s missions and responsibilities are carried out successfully and securely. We look forward to what promises to be a very interesting and educational evening.