-A Lecture by Mary Nell Bryant-
Mary Nell Bryant is a native of Miami, Florida. She received a B.A. and M.A. in U.S. History at University of Florida, and an M.A. in Information Science at the University of Chicago. She worked as a research specialist with the Congressional Research Service from 1978 to 1991, and then on the staff of the House Special Task Force on Eastern European Parliamentary Development. In that position, she managed Parliamentary library develop programs in Eastern Europe and the Baltic from 1991-1994. In 1994 she joined the Foreign Service as an Information Resources Officer and has served in Central America, Brazil, the Caribbean, and East Asia. In 2001-2002 she was Assistant Public Affairs Officer in Belgrade, Serbia. She was the State Department’s Coordinator for the world wide American Corners program in 2005-2006. Her current assignment, begun in December, 2006 is Information Resource Officer for Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia.
She has lectured on the topics of U.S. Government, legislative procedure and U.S. elections at universities in Indonesia, Thailand, Greece, Kyrgyzstan, and others.