“Know Now” Conference Call | Afghanistan on the Brink | Friday 1pm

The World Affairs Councils of America is pleased to present the KNOW NOW conference call series. These calls will feature global thought leaders hosted by the World Affairs Councils of America as well as local authorities in government, business, academia and cultural fields who are identified and moderated by local Councils, using our national conference call platform to bring local and national issues of global dimensions to our network.

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Conference Call — You’re Invited

“Afghanistan on the Brink”

with

Ambassador Ronald Neumann

Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and

President of the American Academy of Diplomacy

Friday, August 25, 2017 

1:00-1:30 p.m. (CT)

Via Teleconference

President Trump outlined a new U.S. strategy for Afghanistan in a prime-time national address Monday. WACA will turn to Ronald Neumann, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and President of the American Academy of Diplomacy, for his take on whether the likely increased U.S. troop presence and further NATO support will help bring the 16-year Afghan war to an end.
Councils, their members, and supporters are encouraged to join us for a KNOW NOW conference call featuring Ambassador Neumann on Friday, August 25, at 1:00-1:30 PM CT.
Read Ambassador Neumann’s August 9 Washington Post op-ed on this topic, and come with your questions.

About Ronald Neumann

Formerly a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Ronald E. Neumann served three times as Ambassador to Algeria, Bahrain and finally to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan from 2005 to 2007. Before Afghanistan, Mr. Neumann, a career member of the senior foreign service, served in Baghdad from 2004 with the coalition provisional authority and then as embassy Baghdad’s principal interlocutor with the multinational command, where he was deeply involved in coordinating the Political part of military action.

Prior to working in Iraq, he was chief of mission in Manama, Bahrain. Before that, Ambassador Neumann served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Near East Affairs, where he directed the organization of the first separately-funded NEA democracy programs and also was responsible for the bureau’s work in developing the north African economic initiative for Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria. Before that assignment, he was Ambassador to Algeria and Director of the Office of Northern Gulf Affairs (Iran and Iraq from 1991 to 1994).

Earlier in his career, he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and in Sanaa in Yemen, Principal Officer in Tabriz, Iran and Economic / Commercial Officer in Dakar, Senegal.

KNOW NOW conference calls feature global thought leaders hosted by WACA, as well as local authorities in government, business, academia and cultural fields who are identified and moderated by local Councils.

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