SALT LAKE CITY, UT - The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) is excited to host a talk with distinguished Ambassador Wendy Chamberlin.
Ambassador Wendy Chamberlin, a 29-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service, was Ambassador to Pakistan from 2001 to 2002, when she played a key role in securing Pakistan's cooperation in the U.S.-led campaign against al-Qaeda in Afghanistan in the wake of the terrorist attacks against the U.S. on September 11. It was Ambassador Chamberlin that had to negotiate on the United States' behalf with President Musharraf in the days immediately following 9/11, and she has lent her expertise and leadership to the country as the Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees and spearheaded counter-narcotics efforts. Her talk at UMOCA will speak about her career trajectory, including her time in the Foreign Service, and rising through the ranks to the top of an agency in which it has been notoriously difficult for women to advance. Following her time in the Foreign Service, she has been President of the Middle East Institute since 2007. Previously, as Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees from 2004 to 2007, she supervised the administration of the U.N. humanitarian organization.
Amidst the panel discussions and talks that embody Fish Needs a Bicycle, Ambassador Chamberlin's story is one that proves that excellence overcomesmisogyny, both overt and covert.
About Fish Needs a Bicycle
Fish Needs a Bicycle is UMOCA's Fall/Winter programming series which expands on the museum's current exhibition goals of promoting the work of women artists and highlighting gender inequality in a variety of ways. Via film, storytelling, panel talks and lectures, Fish Needs a Bicycle explores nuanced corners of equality and feminism and celebrates uplifting examples of women who have succeeded despite dominant cultural pressures.
About the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art has been an award-winning aesthetic force and community leader since it was established in 1931. Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, UMOCA encourages exploration into what it means to exist in today's world through art that inspires imagination, stimulates thought, and transforms society. The Museum connects people around the contemporary art practice of Utah and beyond to shape an engaged and thoughtful global citizenry. UMOCA strives to be a place where all points of view, experiences, and ages feel welcome to explore the pressing issues of our time through socially relevant art exhibitions and programming.
UMOCA is a five-time recipient of funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation and is a 2015 and 2016 recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts' Art Works grant award.
UMOCA is a 501c3 institution that is supported by public, foundation, and corporate gifts. Your donation in any amount is greatly appreciated, and admission is a suggested $5 donation.