Update on U.S. Policy in the Middle East
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Mar , 29, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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What are the fundamental issues for US foreign policy in the Middle East? How have these issues shaped US policy in the region? Join us for this one-time target of opportunity to hear from the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs and former US Ambassador to Yemen.

Gerald M. Feierstein assumed his duties as the Principal Deputy Assistant in the Bureau of Near East Affairs on December 23, 2013. Prior to his appointment, he served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen from September 2010 until September 2013.

Ambassador Feierstien, a specialist in Near East and South Asian affairs, entered the Foreign Service in June 1975 and has served overseas in nine postings: Islamabad (1975-1978), Tunis (1983-1985), Riyadh (1985-1987), Peshawar (1989-1992), Muscat (1995-1998), Jerusalem (1998-2001), Beirut (2003-2004), Islamabad (2008-2010), and Sana’a.

In Washington, Feierstein previously served as Principal Deputy Assistant Coordinator and Deputy Assistant Coordinator for Programs in the Bureau of Counter terrorism from 2006-2008. Earlier, he served as Desk Officer for Nepal, Pakistan and Egypt; Deputy Director in the Office of Arabian Peninsula Affairs; Director of the Office of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh Affairs; and as Director of the Office of Regional Affairs in the Near East Bureau.
Ambassador Feierstein holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Point Park College and an M.A. in International Relations from Duquesne University.

Gerald Feierstein


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