Ambassadors Speaking

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. 

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). …

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