Secretary leads TLG’s 50th-anniversary celebration

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The Thursday Luncheon Group (TLG), launched a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary, Feb. 2, with a festive luncheon in the Department of State’s famed diplomatic reception room, the Benjamin Franklin State Dining Room. TLG was founded in 1973 by a group of Foreign Service officers from the Department, USAID, and the U.S. Information Agency, who met for lunch on Thursdays to discuss and debate foreign policy and personnel issues of interest to Foreign and Civil Service employees across the interagency. Since its founding, TLG has worked to increase the participation of African Americans in the formulation, articulation, and implementation of United States foreign policy.  

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