US State Dept. Diplomat to Speak at LCC

October 5, 2022

North K. Charles

Parsons, KS - Labette Community College will host guest speaker North K. Charles, U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Officer, for a lecture and Q&A session at 9:30 a.m. on October 13 in Thiebaud Theatre, on the second floor of the Main Building. Students, faculty, staff, and the community at large are invited to attend.

Charles, also a retired US Army Colonel, will be in Parsons as part of the US State Department’s Hometown Diplomats Program on that day. After his speaking engagement at LCC, he will also speak at the local Rotary Club meeting. 

The Hometown Diplomat Program bridges the Department of State and the American people. Since 2002, over 2000 civil service and foreign service employees have spoken to diverse audiences across the country about their lives, careers, and how the work of the State Department impacts communities.

Topics to be touched on include regional security, arms transfers, Ukraine, and the US defense industry. He will also field questions about international relations and careers in the US State department.

We’re looking forward to Col. Charles’s presentation,” said LCC History Professor, Dr. Tim Miller. “I think it will be a good opportunity for our students to get a wider view of world events.”

Charles is currently assigned to Washington DC, and was previously stationed in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico and Bucharest, Romania.  Charles was born and raised in Parsons and took classes at LCC. His family still calls Parsons home.  

For more information please contact LCC History Professor, Dr. Tim Miller at or 620-820-1187.

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Janice Reese

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