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Qatar: Sand, Sea, and Sky with Diana Untermeyer

The World Affairs Councils of America, in collaboration with the Embassy of Qatar, is proud to announce an Engage America Speaker Series with Diana Untermeyer, author of Qatar: Sand, Sea, and Sky. The series will be offered for up to 30 World Affairs Councils across the country. Mrs. Untermeyer lived in Doha, the bustling capital of Qatar, from 2004-2007 while her husband Chase served as U.S. ambassador. Qatar: Sand, Sea, and Sky gives an overview of Qatar's rich culture and history and documents its journey into modernity. Though small in size, Qatar's strategic location and natural gas wealth make it a rising economic and political power. Breathtakingly illustrated by award-winning photographer Henry Dallal, Mrs. Untermeyer's personal narrative provides a unique perspective of this moderate Muslim country and the way it attempts to become modern and engaged with the world without losing its heritage.

Participating Councils

International Relations Council, Kansas City -- February 16, 2013

South Dakota World Affairs Council -- March 19, 2013

World Affairs Council of Harrisburg -- March 22, 2013

World  Affairs Council of Sonoma County -- April 25, 2013

World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley -- April 29, 2013

World Affairs Council of New Hampshire -- May 8, 2013

Peoria Area World Affairs Council -- May 16, 2013

Santa Fe Council on International Relations -- May 23, 2013

World Affairs Council of Western Michigan -- June 11, 2013

World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth -- September 26, 2013

World Affairs Council of Charlotte -- October 17, 2013

Indiana Council on World Affairs 

World Affairs Council of Las Vegas

World Affairs Council- Washington, DC

Worcester World Affairs Council


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