“Crossing a frontier by Exposing Yourself to New Ideas: Why the Search for Truth is the Hallmark of an Academic’s Life” will be given by Ralph B. Brown on Friday, 13 December at 3:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.
Brown, a professor of sociology and faculty coordinator for the international development minor at Brigham Young University, is also the executive director and treasurer of the Rural Sociological Society.
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“Lessons Learned from Thirty Years of Crisis and Controversy as a CIA Lawyer” will be John A. Rizzo’s topic on Wednesday, 4 December at noon in 238 HRCB.
Rizzo’s career as a lawyer at the CIA spanned more than three decades (1976–2009). This period coincided with the modern history of the CIA, and he was an observer or participant in every major crisis and controversy affecting the agency during that time.
In a 2009 profile, the Los Angeles Times described him as “the most influential career lawyer in CIA history.”
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“Launching Your International Development Career” will be presented by Bruce L. Brower on Tuesday, 26 November at noon in 238 HRCB.
Brower is a senior vice president and officer for Central and Eastern Europe with Chemonics International Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based development company. He also serves as a senior advisor to the Fostering Agricultural Markets Activity (FARMA) projects of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Read More…
“Egypt: Current Challenges and Recent Developments” will be presented by His Excellency El Husseini Abdelwahab, consul general of Egypt in Los Angeles, on Friday, 15 November at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.
Abdelwahab joined the Foreign Service in 1978 and has served in a variety of capacities and locations, including most recently as assistant minister of Foreign Affairs for the Americas and director of the Egyptian Building Fund Authority.
His previous diplomatic service includes appointments in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Jordan.
He received a BA in business administration from Ain Shams University (1976) in Cairo and an MA in international relations from San Francisco State University (2000).
He and his wife are the parents of one daughter and two sons.
“Syria’s Nightmare: Decades in Making, Years before Waking” will be presented by Theodore H. Kattouf on Wednesday, 13 November at noon in 238 HRCB.
Kattouf, president and CEO of AMIDEAST since 2003, is a former U.S. ambassador to Syria (2001) and to the United Arab Emirates (1998). Kattouf had been a career Foreign Service officer since 1972. Read More…