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An Evening with Ambassador Rob Ford
December 10, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Temple Emanuel members group for AIPAC presents
Robert Ford, U.S. Ambassador to Syria from 2010 to 2014
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Robert Ford is Senior Fellow at The Middle East Institute. Ford’sregions of expertise include Syria, Iraq, and North Africa, and his issues of expertise include U.S. foreign policy, economic and political development, and Islamist movements.
He retired from the foreign service after serving as U.S. Ambassador to Syria from 2010 to 2014,during which time he served as the State Department lead on Syria. Shortly after the outbreak of Syria’s civil war, Ford traveled to the city of Hama in a show of solidarity with Syrians protesting the rule of Bashar Al Assad. He subsequently worked closely with Syrian opposition forces and was instrumental in bringing them to the Geneva peace talks.
From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Ford was the Deputy U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, and from 2006 to 2008 he served as the U.S. Ambassador to Algeria. Ford also served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Bahrain from 2001 to 2004, and Political Counselor to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad from 2004 to 2006 during the tumultuous establishment of the new, permanent Iraqi government. In 2014, he received the Secretary’s Service Award, the U.S. State Department’s highest honor.