The Rumi Forum hosted former Ambassador of the United States to Ethiopia and Burkina Faso, David Shinn, in a discussion on non-western nations’ involvement in investing in Africa, and what role those countries play in influencing the continents’ affairs.
The Rumi Forum was proud to present Ambassador Edward Marks, American Career Diplomat and Consultant in a brief discussion of the history of ‘political terrorism’ and the problems surrounding the definition. In addition to discussing terrorism in context of today’s contemporary politics.
The Rumi Forum hosted a talk with Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. on China and the Muslim Peoples of the Middle East.
The Rumi Forum presented “After the Taliban: Nation Building in Afghanistan” with Ambassador James Dobbins.
The Rumi Forum hosted a discussion with Ambassador Abdoulaye Diop on the nature of Mali and United States relations.
The Rumi Forum presented “Norwegian Efforts for Peace and Reconciliation in Regional Conflicts” with H.E. Wegger Chr. Strommen, Ambasssador of Norway to the US.
What are Iraq’s vital realities? What can we see about its dangerous and uncertain present and future? Ambassador David Newton, Adjunct Scholar at the Middle East Institute shared some personal observations of his based on his time living in Iraq (1984-1988). …
The Rumi Forum presented “US-Turkish Relations After Obama’s Visit” with Ambassador Mark Parris, Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution
During the Rumi Forum Luncheon Series, Ambassador John Limbert, Distinguished Professor of International Affairs at the U.S. Naval Academy, gave a fascinating discussion on the history of Iran and how that history translates into modern day interactions with the United States …
The Rumi Forum presented “Pakistan and the US: Partners in Combatting Terrorism” with His Excellency Mr Husain Haqqani, Pakistan Ambassador to USA