Salt Lake Committee on Foreign Relations



Wednesday, October 11

Afghanistan “Is there a light at the end of this tunnel?”

Our guest speaker is Omar Samad. He served as the Afghan Ambassador to Canada from 2004 to 2009, and to France from 2009 to 2011. He was a Senior Central Asia Fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C. 2013-14, after working as Senior Afghan Expert at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington D.C. 2012-13. He is currently CEO of SILKROAD CONSULTING LLC and former Senior Advisor to Dr. A. Abdullah, the Chief Executive of Afghanistan since 2014.

Monday, October 30

Venezuela, the new totalitarian regime

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 75 Moises Rendon is associate director and associate fellow of the CSIS Americas Program, where he provides analysis on a range of public policy issues in Latin America. His research focuses on Latin American states in transition, trade and investment, governance and transparency, and U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America, with particular emphasis on Venezuela, his native country.

Wednesday, November 29

Terrorists, Criminals and Drug Cartels - Combatting Threats from Non-State Actors

William Wechler is a Senior Fellow at the Middle East Institute. His most recent position in government was deputy assistant secretary of defense for special operations and combating terrorism, where his work had an emphasis on counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, information operations, and other sensitive operations. At the U.S. Department of Defense, Wechsler advised multiple secretaries on a wide range of departmental actions, along with its policies, plans, authorities, and resources related to special operations and irregular warfare

All of the meetings are held at the Alta Club in Salt Lake Ciy

100 East South Temple

Social Hour: 6 p.m.  Dinner 7:00 p.m.  Presentation at 8:00 pm

Cost of the dinner is $37 for members and $45 for guests

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