Ambassador James Jeffrey: Culture and Diplomacy in the Middle East

Our guest speaker in July will be Ambassador James Jeffrey. Ambassador Jeffrey will speak on culture and diplomacy in the Middle East.

He has served as the Deputy National Security Advisor (2007–2008); United States Ambassador to Iraq (2010–2012); United States Ambassador to Turkey (2008–2010); and United States Ambassador to Albania (2002–2004). In 2010, Jeffrey was appointed to the highest rank in the U.S. Foreign Service, Career Ambassador. From 1969 to 1976, Jeffrey was a U.S. Army infantry officer, with service in Germany and Vietnam.

Ambassador Jeffrey is a visiting fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a member of the Defense Policy Board, a member of the American Council on Germany, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He serves on the advisory board for DC-based non-profit America Abroad Media. He is a frequent commentator on broader foreign policy, national security, and economic trends.