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Dinner, Guest Speaker & Documentary Film
»»  FOCUS:  History, Government, Current Events, World Affairs
Tuesday, May 16, 2017   Highland Country Club
931 Alexandria Pike, Ft. Thomas, KY 41075
Cocktails start at 5:30   Buffet Dinner 6:00 – 7:00
Dinner Speaker 6:30   Film 7:00 followed by Q & A.

Americas Diplomats From Ben Franklin to Benghazi, America's Diplomats takes you inside the Foreign Service and behind the scenes of U.S. Foreign Policy.

This timely documentary provides a fascinating look at the Foreign Service's origins, the key players in its evolution, the day-to-day experience of foreign service officers around the world and the danger American diplomats face far from home.

Narrated by Kathleen Turner, candid interviews with Presidents and high-ranking political operatives along with actual officers provide unparalleled context in the role our diplomats play in shaping American history.

Our distinguished speaker, Amb. Gordon Gray, Deputy Commandant, National War College (ret), and former U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia, will share his experience in a variety of assignments and offer a glimpse of what lies ahead for America's 14,000 dedicated diplomatic corps and foreign service personnel.

• Buffet dinner available until show time, with multiple entrées, sides, salad; dessert, coffee, tea. Active GCWAC members will receive a complimentary drink ticket.
• Tickets for Dinner, Speaker & Film are $35 in advance. Reservation cut-off is Saturday, 12pm
• Additional beverages can be purchased directly from HCC.
• Limited Seating, reservations recommended.
• Easy access, free parking – Google Map.
• Presented by the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council & Cincinnati World Cinema.

Dinner Speaker

Amb. Gordon Gray Gordon Gray currently serves as the Executive Vice President with the National U.S.–Arab Chamber of Commerce. He recently retired from the U.S. government after 35 years of public service, where most recently he was the Deputy Commandant at the National War College.

Previously he served as the U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia from 2009 until 2012, witnessing the start of the Arab Spring and directing the U.S. response in support of Tunisia's transition. He was Senior Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq from 2008 until 2009, focusing on governance and infrastructure in the southern provinces.

His other foreign assignments included Egypt (Deputy Chief of Mission from 2002 until 2005), Canada, Jordan, Pakistan, and Morocco, where he began his career in government as a Peace Corps volunteer.

Ambassador Gray received his B.A. from Yale and his M.A. from Columbia, as well as an honorary M.S. from the National Defense University.

Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council

The Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council (GCWAC) actively leads in the development of internationally focused activities that include education, exchange of people and ideas, and facilitation of global linkages.

WACLearn more about the benefits of membership, informative programs, and opportunities to meet with and know international visitors. Call (859) 448-8984 or visit GlobalCincinnati.org.

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