Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa (SEHOA) Ambassador Mike Hammer will travel May 10-19 to Los Angeles, California for a variety of speaking engagements. He looks forward to discussing developments in Ethiopia, including implementation of the November 2 Cessation of Hostilities Agreement that ended the conflict in northern Ethiopia.
In Los Angeles, Ambassador Hammer will meet representative groups from across the Ethiopian diaspora, including Amharan, Oromo, Somali, and Tigrayan communities. He will also have a conversation with the American-Ethiopian community as a whole, in a town hall event at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall hosted by the United Women of the Horn, an inter-ethnic coalition of women leaders from the region. The event will focus on promoting peace and women’s empowerment. Ambassador Hammer will also meet Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass and speak with students at the University of Southern California’s (USC) Center on Public Diplomacy, in partnership with the U.S. Africa Institute.
In Santa Fe, New Mexico SEHOA Hammer will be engaging in domestic outreach and has speaking engagements with Global Santa Fe and the Santa Fe World Affairs Forum.