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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Sultan Al Qassemi, scholar, columnist, and influential Twitter commentator
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
A 2011 Josh Rosenthal Education Fund Lecture from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Sultan Al Qassemi

Sultan Al Qassemi is a 33-year-old scholar, columnist, and influential Twitter commentator. TIME magazine says he's 'shaping the conversation' on events unfolding in the Middle East. NPR says he 'wrote the first draft of Middle East history in short sentences tapped out on his computer and his cell phone.'

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Managing a 21st Century Security Agenda: US Foreign Policy Beyond Iraq and Afghanistan Ambassador Christopher Hill
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

During his 33-year Foreign Service career Christopher Hill served as an ambassador to Macedonia, Poland, South Korea and, most recently, Iraq. Ambassador Hill was part of the team that negotiated the Bosnian Peace Settlement in 1995, headed the U.S. delegation to the six-party talks for resolving the 2005 North Korean nuclear crisis and delayed retirement in an effort to negotiate the formation of the Iraqi government in 2010.