Type: Seminar

Student conversation with Ambassador John Rakolta


Ambassador John Rakolta, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates

Date & time

Jan 20, 2022, 11:30 am-12:45 pm EST


This event is open to all Ford School students.

Ambassador Rakolta will reflect on his experience as U.S. ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and his work on the historic Abraham Accords.

From speaker's bio

John Rakolta, Jr. is currently the chairman of Walbridge, a privately held construction company founded in Detroit in 1916. The company is one of the largest contractors in the United States, according to Engineering News-Record. He is the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and Commissioner General of Expo Dubai 2020 having served from 2019 - 2021. He played a major role in the signing of the Israel – U.A.E – U.S.A. Abraham Peace Accords for which he was awarded the National Security Medal by President Trump. A more detailed bio can be found here.

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