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Real Talk Explores Diplomatic Security: Darrin Whatley (‘97) has traveled the world protecting foreign dignitaries and weeding out fraud in passports and visa.

Real Talk Explores Careers in Diplomatic Security

When Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad recently met Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak in New York to discuss issues surrounding a Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations, Paul Davies was at the center of it all.

Davies, a Supervisory Special Agent with the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), was in charge of providing security for the Defense Minister, which included 35 special agents as well as coordination with the New York City Police Department. The meeting went off without a hitch.

Such is the life of a Special Agent in the Bureau of Diplomatic Security. One day, Davies may be guarding the Dalai Lama during a visit to Houston, and the next day he could be breaking down doors to arrest suspects for visa or passport fraud. Davies and SHSU Alumnus Darrin Whatley were the featured speakers at Real Talk w/ CJ on Oct. 25.

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