Ambassador Schweich Conducts NATO Training in Germany

Thomas A. Schweich, the law school’s Ambassador-in-Residence, recently was invited to Heidelberg, Germany, to train NATO officers who were about to deploy to Afghanistan.

Schweich volunteered his services at the NATO Ground Forces Command, where he addressed officers from about 20 countries, including the United States. Schweich discussed issues related to corruption in Afghanistan, the Afghan drug trade, and various policy options. He also met with senior officers to discuss various aspects in further detail.

Schweich previously served the Bush Administration as the Ambassador for Counternarcotics and Justice Reform in Afghanistan, as the government’s Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), and as chief of staff to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. From 2008 to 2009, he served as the special representative for Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. He currently is of counsel at Bryan Cave LLP.

At Washington University, he teaches Afghanistan: Microcosm of International Crisis and The United Nations: An Evolving Approach to International Law & Crisis Resolution.