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100 BLACK MEN OF WEST TEXAS
CGU was honored to serve as the Platinum Sponsor for the 24th Annual 100 Black Men of West Texas’ Annual Scholarship Gala which was held on January 26, 2019 at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center at Texas Tech. A portion of CGU’s sponsorship will be used to fund college scholarships to local high school seniors.
The local chapter of the 100 is one of the 117 global chapters of the 100 Black Men of America. In addition to providing scholarships, serving as mentors, and providing educational services to youth of all cultural backgrounds, the 100 advocates for health and wellness, economic development, and leadership development.
4th Annual Texas Tech Ambassadors Forum
On March 4, 2019, the Center co-sponsored and attended the 4th Annual Texas Tech Ambassadors Forum at the International Cultural Center. The event featured a panel discussion entitled Nationalism and World Crises: A Discussion of America’s Role in International Affairs. The commentary was provided by American Academy of Diplomacy President and former US Ambassador Ron Neumann, former Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, Ms. Catherine Novelli, former US Ambassador Michael Polt, and former US Ambassador Frank Almaguer. The Center was responsible for bringing this prestigious program to Lubbock and Texas Tech with the first forum being held in April 2016.
JAMES JAY CARAFANO, Ph.D.
He is the Assistant Director of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies. He is also the Senior Research Fellow at the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies of The Heritage Foundation.
Recognizing that the war against terrorism will be a protracted conflict, Carafano's research focuses on developing the national security that the nation needs to secure the long-term interests of the United States - protecting its citizens, providing for economic growth, and preserving civil liberties.
An accomplished historian and teacher, Carafano was an Assistant Professor at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., and served as Director of Military Studies at the Army's Center of Military History. He also taught at Mount Saint Mary College in New York and served as a Fleet Professor at the U.S. Naval War College. He is a Visiting Professor at the National Defense University and Georgetown University.
Carafano is the author of several military books, history books and studies. His latest is Private Sector/Public Wars: Contracting in Combat-Iraq, Afghanistan and Future Conflicts, a rigorous study of the role of contractors on the battlefield and their impact on military effectiveness and civil society.
As an expert on defense, intelligence, and homeland security issues, he has testified before the U.S. Congress and has provided commentary for ABC, BBC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, C-SPAN, Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, SkyNews, PBS, National Public Radio, the History Channel, Voice of America, Al Jazeera, and Australian, Austrian, Canadian, French, Greek, Hong Kong, Irish, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish television. His editorials have appeared in newspapers nationwide including The Baltimore Sun, The Boston Globe, The New York Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today and The Washington Times.
Before becoming a policy expert, he served 25 years in the Army, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. During his service, Carafano served in Europe, Korea, and the United States and was head speechwriter for the Army Chief of Staff, the service's highest-ranking officer. Before retiring, he was Executive Editor of Joint Force Quarterly, the Defense Department's premiere professional military journal.
A graduate of West Point, Carafano also has a master's degree and a doctorate from Georgetown University and a master's degree in strategy from the U.S. Army War College.
ECONOMIST STEPHEN MOORE
Senior Economics Writer for the Wall Street Journal, Co-Author of The End of Prosperity.
Stephen Moore is senior economics writer for the Wall Street Journal editorial page and a member of the Journal's editorial board. He is also an economic commentator for CNBC TV, where he appears twice weekly.
From 1999-2004 Moore served as founder and President of the Club for Growth, a 25,000 member organization dedicated to helping elect free market, tax cutting candidates to Congress. In his tenure as president, the Club for Growth became one of the most influential and respected political organizations in the nation. In 2003-04 the Club for Growth raised nearly $22 million for Republican congressional and Senate candidates, making the Club the biggest single money raiser for Republican candidates outside the party itself.
Mr. Moore has also served as a senior fellow in economics at the Cato Institute, where he had published dozens of studies on federal budget and tax policy. Moore is a frequent guest on CNN and FOX networks commenting on economic and fiscal policy issues.
Mr. Moore has served as a Senior Economist at the Joint Economic Committee under former Chairman Dick Armey of Texas. There, he advised Mr. Armey on budget, tax, and competitiveness issues. He was also an architect of the famous Armey flat tax proposal.
From 1983 through 1987, Mr. Moore served as the Grover M. Hermann Fellow in Budgetary Affairs at the Heritage Foundation. Mr. Moore has worked for two presidential commissions. In 1988, he was a Special Consultant to the National Economic Commission. In 1987, he was Research Director of President Reagan's commission on Privatization.
Mr. Moore is the author of 5 books, including, most recently, "The End of Prosperity: How Higher Taxes Will Doom the Economy - If We Let it Happen." His books also include "It's Getting Better All the Time: The 100 Greatest Trends of the Last Century," and "Bullish on Bush: How the Ownership Society Will Make America Stronger."
Mr. Moore is a graduate of the University of Illinois and holds an MA in Economics from George Mason University.
The Honorable Edwin Meese, III,
Former U.S. Attorney General
Edwin Meese, III holds the Ronald Reagan Chair in Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation, a Washington-based public policy research and education institution. He is also the Chairman of Heritage's Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, California. In addition, Mr. Meese lectures, writes, and consults throughout the United States on a variety of subjects.
Mr. Meese is the author of With Reagan: The Inside Story, which was published by Regnery Gateway in June 1992; co-editor of Making America Safer, published in 1997 by The Heritage Foundation; and co-author of Leadership, Ethics and Policing, published by Prentice Hall in 2004, and Chairman of the Editorial Advisory Board for The Heritage Guide to the Constitution, published by The Heritage Foundation in 2005.
Mr. Meese served as the 75th Attorney General of the United States from February 1985 to August 1988. As the Nation's Chief Law Enforcement Officer, he directed the Department of Justice and led international efforts to combat terrorism, drug trafficking and organized crime. In 1985 he received the Government Executive magazine's annual award for excellence in management.
From January 1981 to February 1985, Mr. Meese held the position of Counsellor to the President, the senior position on theWhite House Staff, where he functioned as the President's Chief policy advisor.
As Attorney General and as Counsellor, Mr. Meese was a member of the President's Cabinet and the National Security Council. He served as Chairman of the Domestic Policy Council and of the National Drug Policy Board.
Mr. Meese headed the President-elect's transition effort following the November 1980 election. During the Presidential campaign, he served as Chief of Staff and Senior Issues Advisor for the Reagan-Bush Committee.
Formerly, Mr. Meese served as Governor Reagan's Executive Assistant and Chief of Staff in California from 1969 through 1974 and as Legal Affairs Secretary from 1967 through 1968. Before joining Governor Reagan's staff in 1967, Mr. Meese served as Deputy District Attorney in Alameda County, California.
From 1977 to 1981, Mr. Meese was a professor of Law at the University of San Diego, where he also was Director of the Center for Criminal Justice Policy and Management.
In addition to his background as a lawyer, educator and public official, Mr. Meese has been a business executive in the aerospace and transportation industry, serving as Vice President for Administration of Rohr Industries, Inc. in Chula Vista, California. He left Rohr to return to the practice of law, engaging in corporate and general legal work in San Diego County.
Mr. Meese is a graduate of Yale University, Class of 1953, and holds a law degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a retired Colonel in the United States Army Reserve. He is active in numerous civic and educational organizations.
Mr. Meese is married, has two grown children and resides in McLean, Virginia.
MAJOR GENERAL DUDLEY E. FAVER
Major General Dudley E. Faver's distinguished personal and professional accomplishments have spanned over 60 years of experience as a professional leader, manager and administrator with the United States Air Force, federal government and two universities.
During his military career, he served in numerous flying training, flying leadership, headquarters staff and senior commander positions. He culminated his decorated and distinguished Air Force career in 1971 as a command pilot and as Director of the Personnel Council with the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force.
After retirement, he was appointed by President Richard Nixon as Regional Administrator for the new Office of Energy in Denver. While in Denver, his leadership and management skills formulated and initiated a new Masters Degree Program for experienced professional managers at Denver University.
In 1980, Texas Tech University was extremely fortunate to have General Faver and Dorris move to Lubbock where he began lecturing in subjects including management at the Rawls College of Business and as Executive Director of the Texas Tech Association of Parents from which the Dudley E. Faver Scholarship was later established in his honor.
He was very active in public service including Rotary International where he served as the Governor of District 5730.
General Faver was married to the former Dorris Kirk-Maxey for 40 years. They have two children, Harriet Fields of Tacoma, Washington and Jim Maxey of Mammoth Lake, California. He passed away in Lubbock in August, 2011.
Former ambassadors with more than with 100 years of combined foreign service experience offer intriguing insight on foreign policy.
Four distinguished United States ambassadors with more than 100 years of combined foreign service experience spoke at Texas Tech University in a panel discussion for the Lubbock community at 5:30 p.m. March 7, 2016. Following the panel was a private dinner hosted by the Office of International Affairs, Center for Global Understanding and the CH Foundation. These we held at the International Cultural Center, 601 Indiana Ave.
Former ambassadors Robert Ford, John Limbert, Ronald Neumann and Richard Hoagland spoke on foreign policy and the United States' interest in the Middle East. Hoagland moderated the panel.
"Texas Tech is delighted to partner with the Center for Global Understanding and the CH Foundation to bring this group of foreign policy experts to Lubbock," said Ambassador Tibor Nagy, vice provost for International Affairs. "The American Academy of Diplomacy includes some of our nation's most senior and knowledgeable diplomats and other foreign affairs officials, and we are pleased to have this group coming to share their expertise on events in the Middle East."
Robert Ford, U.S. Ambassador to Syria (2011-14)
Ford retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in 2014 after serving as the U.S. Ambassador to Syria from 2011 to 2014. During his time as ambassador, Ford was the State Department leader on Syria in the Obama administration, proposing and implementing policies and developing common strategies with European and Middle Eastern allies to help resolve the Syrian conflict. Ford also served as ambassador to Iraq (2008-10) and Algeria (2006-08). From 2001 to 2004 he served as deputy chief of mission in Bahrain and political counselor to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad from 2004 to 2006 during the establishment of the new Iraqi government.
Richard Hoagland, U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan (2011-13), Kazakhstan (2008-11) and Tajikistan (2003-06)
Hoagland serves as one of America's leading diplomats in South and Central Asia and was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South- and Central-Asian Affairs from 2013 to 2015. Hoagland has held many titles during his service, such as ambassador to Pakistan (2011-13), Kazakhstan (2008-11) and Tajikistan (2003-06); U.S. Charge d'affairs to Turkmenistan (2007-08); director of the Office of Caucasus and Central Asian Affairs in the Bureau of Europe and Eurasian Affairs, Department of State (2001-03); director of the Office of Public Diplomacy in the South Asia Bureau of the State Department (1999-2001); and Special Adviser to the National Security Council for public diplomacy on Afghanistan. Hoagland also works to raise discussion about human rights issues facing the LGBT community both in the United States and internationally. He is a founding member of the State Department's Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies. In 2011, Hoagland spurred great controversy at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad when he held its first LGBT pride celebration.
John Limbert, U.S. Ambassador to Islamic Republic of Mauritania (2000-03)
Limbert, a leading expert on Iranian politics and history, began his diplomatic career in Tehran in 1979 where he was one of 52 U.S. Embassy officials held hostage for 444 days, on which the movie "Argo" was in part based. Since his first assignment in Tehran, Limbert has served as the president of the American Foreign Service Association (2003-05), ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania (2000-03), deputy coordinator for counterterrorism in the U.S. State Department (2000), a member of the State Department's Senior Seminar (1997-98), deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Conakry, Guinea (1994-97), and director of orientation at the State Department's Foreign Service Institute in Washington (1992-94).
In 2009, Limbert was appointed as the first U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iran, dealing solely with Iranian issues.
In addition to his diplomatic career, Limbert has published three books regarding issues with Iran and is a professor of international affairs at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Ronald Neumann, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan (2005-07), Bahrain (2001-04) and Algeria (1994-97)
Neumann, president of the American Academy of Diplomacy and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, served as an ambassador to Algeria (1994-97), Bahrain (2001-04) and Afghanistan (2005-07). Before serving as an ambassador to Afghanistan, Neumann served in Baghdad from February 2004 to July 2005 with the Coalition Provisional Authority, then as the Embassy Baghdad's principal liaison with the Multinational Command, where he was involved in coordinating the political part of military actions.
Also an author, Neumann wrote a book about his time in Afghanistan titled "The Other War: Winning and Losing in Afghanistan" and has written many monographs, articles and editorial pieces, focusing mostly on Afghanistan, stabilization and Bahrain. In October Neumann, along with Brookings Institution senior fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown and former Ambassador David Sedney, wrote an opinion piece for The Washington Post regarding America's responsibility to Afghanistan titled "Don't abandon Afghanistan too soon."
A second-generation ambassador, Neumann was a U.S. Army infantry officer in the Vietnam War and was awarded a Bronze Star.
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