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Former Ambassador David Dunford

The Tucson Great Decisions Association will kick off its 2021 season of discussion groups by welcoming back former Ambassador David Dunford. He has recently written an important and timely book that shows why diplomacy still matters in an era of reduced budgets and insufficient understanding of just what diplomats do. He’ll talk with us on foreign policy challenges and opportunities for the Biden Administration.

This program will be open to all as an online webinar via Zoom on Friday, January 22nd at 2 PM. Click here to register.

The fee for registration is just $10 per person, and the link for the Zoom access will be sent to all who register. You can sign up online with a credit card at www.tgda.org or you can register with a check by mail using the form there, or contact the Tucson Great Decisions Association, P.O. Box 69726, Oro Valley, AZ 85737. Include your first/last names and email address.

The Great Decisions program highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. Great Decisions provides background information, current data, and policy options for each issue and serves as the focal text for discussion groups.

To see information on Dunford’s book, From Sadat To Saddam, click here.

David J. Dunford served three years as the U.S. ambassador to Oman and served four years, including during the 1990–91 Gulf War, as the deputy ambassador to Saudi Arabia. He is a member of the governing board of the University of Arizona’s Center for Middle East Studies. He has taught courses on the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Middle East business environment at the University of Arizona and has consulted for both the government and the private sector on Middle East issues. He is the co-author of Talking to Strangers: The Struggle to Rebuild Iraq’s Foreign Ministry. He divides his time between Tucson
and Durango.

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