David J. Dunford, a former U.S. ambassador to Oman and deputy ambassador to Saudi Arabia, will speak at a pair of events sponsored by Park University next month.

David J. Dunford, a former U.S. ambassador to Oman and deputy ambassador to Saudi Arabia, will speak at a pair of events sponsored by Park University next month.
The events are April 10, as part of the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program administered by the Council of Independent Colleges.
Dunford will present a lecture as part of Park University’s Student Research and Creative Arts Symposium starting at noon in the Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus. Dunford’s lecture topic will be on “Making Sense of Today’s Middle East.” The lecture is free and open to the public.
That same evening, Dunford, along with Jack J.C. Yang, director general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Kansas City, and Alicia Kerber, head consul of the Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City, will present a diplomats roundtable on “International Business Protocol, Diplomacy and Cross-Cultural Applications.” The event will be held at the Mexican Consulate, 1617 Baltimore, in Kansas City, Mo., from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
In addition, a series of topics will be discussed, including “How International Are You?” “The GloCal (Global-Local) World and Global Business Protocol,” “Entrepreneurship and Global Business Resources” and “Tips to Understanding Cultural Aspects of the Global Business Environment.” The discussion topics will be presented by Thimios Zaharopoulos, vice president for global and lifelong learning at Park University; Benny Lee, president and chief executive officer of Duracomm Corp. and Jo Anna Edgerton, president and chief executive officer of Edgerton Group Global.
To register for this event, sponsored by the University’s Office for Global and Lifelong Learning, visit www.park.edu/continuinged.
Dunford will be at Park University the week of April 8 to 12 as part of the Council of Independent Colleges’ Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program, conducting classes and meeting with Park students and faculty, and sharing his practical knowledge of the Middle East. The program brings prominent artists, diplomats, journalists, business leaders and other professionals to campuses across the United States for a week-long residential program of classes, seminars, workshops, lecture and informal discussions.
For more information about the program, visit www.cic.edu/visitingfellows.