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July 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pmFree
Ambassador Ronald Neumann served as US ambassador to Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, and as deputy assistant secretary of State for the Middle East. In a 37-year career in the State Department he served also in Iran, Iraq, Yemen, the United Emirates and Senegal as well as office director for Iran-Iraq as well as other positions. He is now president of the American Academy of Diplomacy, an NGO focused on strengthening American diplomacy. He is the author of a memoire, Three Embassies, Four Wars: a personal memoire (2017) and The Other War: Winning and Losing in Afghanistan, a book on his time in Afghanistan. He has returned to Afghanistan repeatedly, most recently in November 2018, and is the author of a number of monographs, articles, and editorials. Ambassador Neumann is on the advisory committees of a girls school in Afghanistan, the School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA) and Spirit of America. He is on the board of the Middle East Policy Council.