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Ms. Molly Williamson

A retired Foreign Service officer who served six U.S. presidents, Molly Williamson was the Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the Secretary of Energy and interim ambassador to Bahrain. She was also Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce responsible for the Middle East, South Asia, Oceania and Africa, and served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense responsible for the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. Molly is a scholar with the Middle East Institute, a member of Georgetown University’s MSFS oral boards, and a board member of the American Foreign Service Association and American Academy of Diplomacy.

Alphonse La Porta

Ambassador Alphonse La Porta is a managing partner of Trans Pacific Partners, LLC (TPP), a consultancy specializing in business and educational development in Southeast Asia. On behalf of TPP, he provides professional support for military exercises in the Pacific, Europe and Latin America regions and serves as a consultant on civil preparedness and disaster management. He also serves part-time as a shift director for the watch office of the Bureau of Political Military Affairs in the U.S. Department of State. Alphonse has also been the co-chair of the Southeast Asia area studies course at the Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State and a consultant on Asian affairs. He retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in 2003 after 38 years of service in the Department of State. During his time in the Foreign Service, he served as Ambassador to Mongolia and Political Advisor to the Commander of NATO Forces in Southern Europe, Naples, Italy.

Richard McKee

Richard McKee has held many roles in the Foreign Service, most recently as executive director of the DACOR Bacon House Foundation in Washington, D.C. He served as a terrorism analyst for the Department of State, a political counselor in Turkey, and director of the Office of Arabian Peninsula Affairs. Richard was the U.S. Consul General in Pakistan during the Gulf War, as well as the political counselor in Geneva and Saudi Arabia. He has held numerous foreign service postings in Bolivia, Colombia, India and Pakistan, and has degrees from Cornell University and the University of Illinois. Richard is fluent in several languages, including Arabic, French, Spanish and Turkish.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
14 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
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